Thursday, 22 December 2011

Will you be having a merry Xmas?

Will you be having a Merry Xmas? There are families and friends planning excitedly for the perfect Xmas all over the world. Xmas dinner being organised like a military operation. The turkey's been ordered, the table decorations made and the drinks cabinet filled. No expense spared, a traditional Xmas is what people want so a traditional Xmas is what people will get!
Not in my house though I'm afraid. Hubs and son are working Xmas eve from six thirty in the evening until six thirty Xmas morning. They'll arrive home at about seven a.m, we'll open the presents we've bought for each other, hubs will then go straight to bed exhausted and son (age 20) will play with his toys (!) before he can't fight the tiredness any longer so just sleeps wherever he lands! In the meantime, I'll call my parents too wish them a happy Xmas and thank them for the Xmas jumper they've bought me (I love cats but a red jumper with white cats all over it , hmmm, I don't think so). As I'd of prepared the vegetables etc the day before there's not much else to do but sit and watch the telly (with a glass of sherry in hand), making sure that dinner will be ready for four pm when hubs and son should be awake.  We'll all sit happily tucking into a leg of lamb, (we're not keen on turkey) I say happily, hubs will be a bit miserable, not his fault but because he's still tired and son will be quiet as he's shovelling the lamb and his favourite mashed potatoes into his mouth as though he'd not eaten in days (and I can assure you that he's eaten, oh boy, has he eaten)! The next two and a half hours pass so quickly and off they go to work again and I'm on my own. Such fun, not! I'm not complaining though as I'm lucky compared to a lot of others.  •Those that live in poverty who have no money for a slap up Xmas dinner and presents for their loved ones.  •The homeless that rely on centres to open with unpaid good samaritans giving up their own time to help those worse off. •The men and women away fighting a war, there loved ones miles away trying to make the best of it.  •Widows and widowers alone. Even if they spend the day with family or friends they'll still feel alone.  •Those who've lost a child.  •Nurses, doctors, ambulance men/women, firefighters, security guards and all those that have to work on Xmas day.
There are many people that will spend Xmas day alone for whatever reason. I know from personal experience that Xmas can be the most magical time but also the most loneliest.  Wherever you are, whatever your circumstances, I'd like to wish you the best time that you can possibly have and remember there's alway someone worse off than ourselves.  If you're lucky enough to be with your loved ones at Xmas then enjoy every minute, eat, drink and be merry (or very drunk). 🎄Merry Christmas Everyone🎄


  1. Well that's a lovely blog and very true, not good that your hubby and son are going to work though, but at least they do have a job and that's the main thing.
    At this time and any other time we do need to think about other people as we have so many people without a home and going without food.
    We should always think about others then ourselves well that's what I think.

  2. I agree with you. I think we're all guilty, we get so wrapped up in our own lives. But I've always been a fan of "random acts of kindness". There is an awful lot of kind people in our world but the more the merrier, that's what I think!
    I hope your Xmas and new year is all you wish it to be.

  3. Cariad at December 2011 at 20:20

    i hope you had a merry xmas, what with all the bother and i hope your family liked their presents. you get anything nice?

    i was just reading the comment above about 'random acts of kindness' i will never forgot a couple of christmasess ago when my mother took me and my brother down to the local video store, there was a homeless man who used to sleep outside it and we took him a pillow and a blanket and a bag of spare food. i'll always remember that...

  4. that was a very sweet post! Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season!

  5. I hope you had a lovely Xmas! Our holidays were great. :-)

  6. Thank you for your comments ladies! I love Xmas!!