So we stopped at Fleet Services on the way home from Gatwick on Saturday night (they have a Waitrose – super-posh service station) to pick up some bread, milk, Red Bull shots and Mars Milk drinks (what can I tell you, a four hour drive in the middle of the night after a 10 hour flight – we SO needed the caffeine and sugar high to get through it).
Standing in the queue, with that slightly dizzy, not-quite-there dazedness, which is the net result of flying through four or five timezones and that post-holiday back-to-reality thing, I was a bit bemused to notice a CHRISTMAS TREE. And Lindt Christmas chocolates for sale. And December issues of magazines.
And yesterday, Ebay shockingly informed me that there’s only fifty-odd days until Christmas.
It somehow all feels a bit wrong. I think because it’s so warm still (I keep having to switch the heating off every time it clicks on!), it doesn’t feel quite right that Christmas is only weeks away.
So I’d better get my behind in gear with regards to Christmas, particularly as everybody’s coming to us on Christmas Day this year.
I used to love Christmas and really look forward to it, but these days it feels a bit more like a chore every year. I’d actually really like to go away for Christmas (sunshine, beach, cocktails – what’s not to like?), but the rest of my family are horrified by the idea, so I guess that won’t be happening any time soon.
On another note, Christmas of course means winter, and the cold/cough/flu season, so I was rather pleased when we were sent these Gummy Bear children’s multivitamins to try out recently.
Each day’s ‘dose’ is a mini pack of about half a dozen gummy bears (which taste exactly like real gummy bears – yeah, I had to try them!), and Will loves them. I think they’re a brilliant idea, particularly as a great way of getting vitamins into smaller children who aren’t keen on tablets.
Right, I’m off to make some lists for Christmas. Time to get my organising head on.