This might be a short blog. I’ve noticed that I’ve got nothing to complain about. Sure there are a few services I use which could be better, like Royal Mail who have managed to lose some of my important documents. But is worrying going to make any difference? Nope.
As we approach the first day of December that means one thing in this household. Christmas decorations and tree goes up! Yess. My son and I have always loved celebrations and Christmas is one of the biggest in the year. We’ll be doing all the usual things, the wreath on the door, tinsel everywhere and a few presents underneath to peak our curiosity. No, we might not delve too deeply into the true story of Christmas but we certainly love the time to be together. This year is slightly different. Granny passed away in June so now I am the ‘older’ generation. It’s been an interesting year for many reasons. A referendum in Scotland highlighted all the things that were unbalanced and which people wanted to put right. The number of children living in poverty in a country rich with oil is one of the oxymorons of society. Some local mums decided to gather donations of gifts for children who might not receive much this year. The project, The Spirit of Christmas, was only intended to be for some local charities but people have really got behind it and there are now thousands of gifts being distributed across Glasgow. I haven’t always been financially flush since being a single mum but I’ve always managed to make Christmas special for my son (except the year when he was 4 and he told me to be careful with his 2 sackloads of presents “because one of them has my laptop in it.” What!!!) Anyway, this year a special parcel has been put together for some anonymous 14 year old boy to enjoy.
Before then though we have St Andrew’s Day. St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and we always have haggis on St Andrew’s day. It’s a time to celebrate the life of and remember my old dad who passed away on that day in 1997. I generally don’t drink but that’s always a night to enjoy a small whisky.
Have a great week and share what you can, it’ll make 2 people happy.