So when is Christmas chatter socially acceptable?
Yes I can hear you shouting 'December!' at your screen but hear me out!
Personally I'm thinking about it 1st September and yes I know, not everyone wants to hear it! Apparently it's too early to talk about it, or even buy presents, in September, yet come October people are counting the weeks down with dread.
Come November, people are starting to panic and when December comes around, hysteria hits as if there was no warning that Christmas was going to come around at all!
Isn't it obvious that grabbing those perfect presents as and when you see them is better than a Christmas Eve emergency selection box?
(I'm not criticising selection boxes, I miss them, please someone buy me one for Christmas...)
Surely this shows that Christmas chatter in September is actually organised festive planning? And you know, socially acceptable...
Preparation backs me up even more!
I'm talking Christmas cake, the gift list, homemade gifts , spreading the cost. wrapping as you go. Am I convincing you yet?
See, early preparation (& chatter) is helpful. 😉
While we're figuring things out, can I just ask, when did Christmas get so extravagant?!
Is it just me or do people seem to be re-carpeting their living rooms with Christmas presents? I guarantee this will be the case again this year - the photo's on social media prove that the ratio of present to child is bonkers!
I know we're not living in the 70's anymore (Ahem!) but things really have changed. When I was kid (Don't start) it was a small pile of gifts and a few more from family throughout the day.
Is waking up to a toy shop in the living room really going to help the littlies appreciate and value what they have? They can't even remember what they opened that morning on the conveyor belt of gifts.
Is it too much of a competition?
(The most Grinch-like I get)
Okay so let's say you're not interested in Christmas Chatter, you're not getting prepared and you couldn't give a mince pie whether the present/child ratio has gone bonkers.
(Mince pie 🤣)
Look me in the eye and tell me you're not engaging in some Christmas Consuming!
Have you or have you not;
Whether you're shaking your head sternly or not, I expect the real answer to at least two of these points is YES! And that my dear readers is Christmas Chatter/Christmas Preparation/Christmas excitement, whatever you want to call it and this is the point in my blog post where you're probably thinking;
'You know Sarah's right, lets talk Christmas!'
Hello you and hello October!
I'm not promising anything but this blog post may well be my shortest ever. Why? because I haven't done much during September, 'September shenanigans' just sounded like a good title!
I've been far too busy cosied up in front of the tv, candles on and crochet in hand.
(You know me - hardcore)
Ok let's see how it goes...
My new baby
When your month starts with a new car, it's already a good month!
(You didn't think I meant an actual baby did you?! Been there, done that!) 😉
My gorgeous little Fiat 500 (It's soooooo cute!) means no more getting wet, less packing my handbag for every possible Lake district season and more of me being a goldfish! (Singing, as if I can, as I drive.)
I love it and luckily my Fitbit keeps me in check for steps so my backside doesn't mould to my car seat! 😆 A few people have said that my new car suits me, they never elaborate so I'm not really sure what they mean, little and round? Cute and characterful? I'll go with the latter 😉
We've been to our first torchlight! It was a great night to meet with family and friends and enjoy the parade. We were wrapped up, eating junk food and doing a merry jig to the music. It's amazing the amount of effort that goes into organising and putting on a parade in a small town, great effort!
One day a walk into town and an urge to use the loo mean that we popped into the Brewery (Of course it was a pub loo we needed to use, good idea husband!) While we sat chatting we had a look at what was showing at the cinema and decided on a film. It wasn't worth going back home so we grabbed another drink and waited.
When we went to the box office (With justifiable chocolate on my mind!) we couldn't remember the name of the film so we had to describe it like an episode of 'Give us a clue'! (If you're too young - click the link to save me explaining!) When the lady eventually figured out what we were talking about, she seemed to enjoy the task of telling us we were three days early!
Our spontaneous date night at the cinema didn't happen after all! 😆At least we gave the staff a giggle!
Our September has mainly been spent settling into our new home.
We've justified a lot of visits to Fab buying gorgeous things to adorn our new pad, and while visiting Fab, it's only right to nip next door to Kimi's and indulge in an ice-cream. (Sooooo good!) We're now tourists to the area so some things just have to be done. (Obviously) 😉
As the nights draw in I'm lighting candles, wearing funky slippers and crocheting my evenings away. (You can just picture me right? I'm a cat short of a stereotype!)
We've had birthdays involving birthday pub lunch, birthday curry and birthday cake - lots of food basically, which is fine by me!
I've already mentioned Christmas because it's no secret that I love it and yes I've bought some Christmas presents - Woohoo! Oh and I also know exactly where my trees are going, yes Christmas trees and yes plural!
I also squeezed a blog out, inspired by a day of annoying people! 🙄 It's a bit of a gentle rant, click here to catch up!
That's it, that was quite short I think so I'll make it longer by saying, if you like a blog post, like and share it! If you like my page, invite your friends and don't forget to look for me on Twitter and Instagram! 😉
(Cheeky I know!)
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