Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Time Is Running Out ......................

Does any one else feel that they are running out of time already?  I haven't had time to blog or make any cakes - I feel pulled in so many different directions - and this week is the last week to finish the girls' presents because school finishes at lunchtime Friday.  I like to have everything bought and wrapped for them before school finishes, otherwise there is the risk of being "caught in the act", so to speak.  When they were small, I would hide everything until Christmas Eve and then after they had gone to bed I would wrap their presents - doesn't quite work like that anymore really.  I think once I get to Monday I should be able to concentrate on just the food - if not, I think a stiff drink of something will be called for (to be taken with food every four hours - not really, only joking).

And, I'm sorry if this is going to offend but did anyone actually ask Sally Bercow for her opinion on Kirstie Allsop's programme?  If it was so awful, why was she watching it?  So, for the record, I like it, my younger daughter and I like watching it together and  are planning to have a go at the snow globes and the gift tags - I've ordered my metal letter stamps - just need the acrylic paint.  So, Sally - it may not be your cup of tea - but it suits many of us and if you think you are being insulting - you are not.  I would rather be like Kirstie Allsop any day than be anything like Sally Bercow - my advice to you would be to spend a little more time being a supportive wife and mother and less time on your self promotion and ridiculously childish attention seeking behaviour.

Right, I've got that off my chest, I should really get a twitter account - in fact that's going to be on my list of things to do for the new year.

So, off to continue with the Christmas run-up frenzy - good luck.


  1. Yes yes and yes.....I have had a whole evening to myself and seem to have got nowhere except ice a few coffee shortbread stars! Made quite a mess with the icing too! Still writing cards, haven't even thought about wrapping any presents. Still getting my blackboard and lists sorted. Goodness where's that stiff drink!

  2. Hi Jennifer. Why is it no matter how well you plan thing Christmas always catches up on you. I can't understand why we put so much pressure on ourselved for 1 day.

  3. Jennifer, great post. I don't have a tv so haven't watch Kirstie, must see if I can get catch up on the Mac, it doesn't work so well on the iPad.
    Re presents I still wrap after Midnight Mass, sleep for what seems like half an hour then get up to put the bird in the oven!
    I'm just about use to it, after 25 years!

  4. Thank goodness it's not just me! I know, the pressure is silly really for just one day, but somehow that day seems to extend itself further every year!

  5. I start out early, still going early hours Christmas morning. I hear you! I am so glad I found your special place here. Thanks for sharing. I will follow on my way out so as I would love to visit again. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place and do the same. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to engaging and supporting your blog in the New Year. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  6. Yes indeed, I've been feeling stressed throughout December - so much to do. Luckily today is my last day of work this year, but I'm still not going to be able to do everything I wanted to do. Hope you have a great Christmas and a relaxing one too ;-)