- Friday, 19 December 2014 -
Christmas Snippets and a Little Life Update!
Hello my lovelies! I'm forever the firm believer that you can only blog when you can; that without experiencing life, how else can you draw from it as a lifeblogger? This general musing and overall mantra has permitted me to post when I please, not just filling the void with second-rate drivel which I deem unworthy of online exposure: when posting, I pour out the best of me. With the lead up to Christmas, these past few weeks have been a blur and, like a lowly child shuffling its feet having feloniously forgotten its homework, I too have an excuse. Returning home for Christmas was fraught with both good and bad feelings - whilst I was happy to be on home turf again, this contentment was soon doused by the fact that I'll be in hospital for Christmas Eve.
Let's cast our minds back three years to when this all started, when my diet primarily consisted of takeaways, chocolate and alcohol, obviously not boding well with my innards. I was unhappy and unsure what pathway my life was going to take and so I comfort ate. Actually, that's an understatement; eating became the greatest hobby I'd ever have. Fast forward a few years and this negligence has prohibited me from eating after a certain hour (I feel sort of like a Gremlin that way...) with the consequence of searing pain. But you know what? I'm thankful to be afforded this opportunity of redemption and recovery, to walk into the new year as a new person with a new prospective on life. So, on Christmas Eve I may be less one gall bladder but this does certainly not make me less a person, dreaming big for the big new year.
Amidst all the hustle and bustle that ensued upon my arrival home, I've been submerged in Christmas spirit, eating my entire body weight in Quality Street sweets and cuddling up on the sofa to hot chocolate accompanied by the quintessential Christmas movie. I love the chaos that consumes the country, with people desperately scraping the shops for last minute presents whilst the seasonal lights flicker furiously seeing electric bills skyrocket. I love that no matter where you go, you can never escape the chanting and chiming of Christmas songs, with Mariah Carey escorting you through the stores and Shakin' Stevens singing in your ear as you prepare dinner. I love the positivity that fills people, their spirits lifted and their problems forgotten. I love that no matter how grey and dismal the British weather may be, people themselves brighten the days with their animated moods and novelty jumpers!
What do you love about Christmas?