Thursday, 27 December 2012

Next year's xmas

What I will do

  • start earlier making cards and gift tags with the weeny
  • make pine cone decorations with weeny
  • if I acquire a sewing machine this year via freecycle i will make xmas bunting from scraps. its very pretty
  • make fewer vegs on xmas day
  • buy a supermarket free range chicken- butchers too big and expensive and we don't do turkey
  • do not buy any sweets or choc for weeny bar a selection box. She gets so many as it is.
  • ask Biggles for a list
  • limit Biggles to a set amount of money he can spend.
  • make a door wreath and other indoor items from woodland detritus. Never got the chance this year
  • force Biggles to give me a list of what he would like
  • take weeny to evening mass. I have issue at present with RC and others due to having many gay friends and cannot bear to listen to sermons on topic of gay marriage.
  • make individual pavlovas as we are greedy buggers

What I will do the same:
  • record all programmes and films Weeny will love. This has been ace as the tv is pants and weather rubbish
  • buy crafty doing presents and a game for weeny. Been nice doing arty things with her.
  • Re- gift. Controversial to some but useful. I have two boxes of posh chocs lined up for birthdays, one smellies set, one scarf, one stamp set - weeny got two. As well as two bags -peppa pig and dora the explora, a felt scene toy, art activity and barbie doll.
  • Buy booze for people. Always appreciated if they are drinkers
  • Save all ribbons and cars for next years card and tag making.

What has annoyed me this xmas:
Not a lot at all!  Apart from the general OTT, lets forget the true meaning of the season etc etc Though weenys other family insist on buying large expensive slushy cards and always buy a new super large gift bag every year. It is invariably broken and can ony be thrown in teh recycling bin. Buy a bloody re useable santa sack. They have 4/5 grand kids so imagine the waste and the easte of money! I feel this is a waste of money and poor show for the environment but its their cash and they are idiots.  Also small kids sending christmas cards tpo each other - Rip off! Why parents indulge this I do not know!

I have to do christmas but will one day get my dog and cottage in the lakes, /holiday to cambodia and vietnam, Australia when the dual nationality sibling returns... this is how I woudl really like to spend Christmas.... avoid it lol but the Santa years are few and far between and to not indulge her would be very cruel me thinks.

Decorations are down!

They have been up for 27 days. All down bar the fairy lights which give a little sparkle to welcome in the new year and banish the gloom. We are still feasting however and enjoying family time. Bike ride today. Swimming and book bartering tomorrow. Weather is unpredictable for beach combing but maybe Saturday
We head off to Clackmannanshire on Sunday till the 2nd. I will be walking the Ochil Hills weather permitting on the 31st which is also my big poohey birthday. FORTY.
But we are looking forward to seeing family and feasting some more.
All of my furniture is gifted of freecycled. This is just how it turned out.