I wasn’t going to blog until after Christmas, but if anyone else’s Christmas Eve is anything like mine where you basically have very little to do, you’ll know that there’s no harm in putting together a little post to wish your readers a Merry Christmas!
Today we will probably do a little bit of baking (mince pies), and for dinner we’ll have “picky foods” from M&S because y’know we fancy. Otherwise, I’m hoping to force the family to watch Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone and maybe just maybe eat a tonne of chocolate but we’ll see. Oh, and no doubt Dexter the Doodle will get a leisurely walkies along the seafront at some point.
We always have a pretty chilled Christmas, which has its pros and cons. Sometimes, it can get a bit boring – but also it can be hella relaxing to just lounge about and veg in front of the TV. It’s swings and roundabouts, really. Occasionally, you need some relaxation time to recharge your batteries, y’know? Especially given that the lead up to Christmas can feel so damn hectic.
Seeing as this is turning into one of those chatty catch up style posts, I’ll tell you what festive activities I’ve been up to the last few days, shall I?
On Thursday, me and Liam had our “mini Christmas” which we do every year before heading off separately to spend Christmas with our families. Other people in long term relationships may find that a bit odd that we don’t spend the big day together, but tradition is tradition and it works for us.
Mini Christmas this year was more short lived than usual as I had to work during the day – but once I got home, the oven went on ready to cook a turkey roast, and we opened the presents we got each other and boy, did we spoil each other! I want to do a separate post on some of the bits I got, but I am so chuffed and grateful!
We then watched The Night Before, a Christmas comedy with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon Levitt – it was pretty good and a bit different to your typical Christmas movie! Although, in all fairness our typical Christmas movie watch is Die Hard. BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIE EVER.
Anyway, after that I scooted off to bed after a long day at work, then the next day we got ready to head home to our families. I made the mistake of agreeing to go to Tesco with my Mum (2 hours later I had lost the will to live – but on the bright side got a nice jumper to show for it), and then it was all about recovering from the traumatic experience by curling up with blankets and watching TV with my Mum and my Nan, which was quickly followed by me retreating to my room to light the Christmas Eve Yankee Candle and watch a few Youtube videos.
Antisocial? Me? Non. I just can’t be dealing with the soap-athon – especially the extra ridiculous plots that play out over Christmas!
And after a fidgety sleep on the sofa…that leads us to today.
How do you spend the run up to Christmas, and how do you plan on spending your Christmas Eve? I hope you all have an awesome Christmas, and I’ll catch you on the flip side!