Here in Ireland we take our Christmas very seriously. Many will be on holidays from Christmas Eve until Jan 5th. In my house we will go to Mass, (yes even I will), on Christmas Eve. It is the beginning of the family traditions. Even though my children have grown up and the youngest is all of 12, they have all sent their letters to Santa as always, and will look forward to seeing what he brought this year.
I would also like to warn you all of the perils of drink and the things you might say or suggest. While on a night out recently, after one or two small glasses of wine, I asked a great friend of mine, if she and her family would like to come to ours on Christmas Day. They accepted! So tomorrow we will have a busy, loud and fun filled day. However she comes from a house a little bit different to mine. If I were to say she has a white carpet and a white couch you may begin to understand what I mean. Oh the pressure. Today I looked around my less than perfect house with a critical eye. For hours my family and I did our best to make it acceptable. Tonight as I look at it I have decided that I was trying to achieve the impossible. Instead I have stocked up on wine and hope that within a very short while of my friends arrival she will be wearing rose tinted glasses.
So until I’m online again I would like to wish you all a great Christmas. I have so enjoyed your company this year. You have all helped, in no small measure, to put me back together again, after the very sad year that was 2013. Thank you one and all.
To the small number of my blogging friends who do not look forward to this time of year, who are missing lost loved ones and who are struggling with life, I hope you get through okay, and that 2015 will be kind to you.
See you soon.
Slán agus Sláinte.