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This Plus That Equals…. December Plans

This plus that equals…. December plans

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about my plans for the coming month.

December plans
Elves Behavin’ Badly During December

Elves Behavin’ Badly

We do elves every year and this year, as brand ambassadors, it’s going to be fun with Elves Behavin’ Badly.

I’m looking forward to staging some fun scenes with them and seeing if I can make L laugh every morning.

It’s going to be fun.

Meeting Father Christmas
L was less than impressed meeting Father Christmas in 2014

Visiting Santa

It’s got to be done and it will probably be done more than once.

I love to visit Elveden Estate, just the two of us and watch all the festive goings on. We obviously try to do something just the three of as well.

Then there’s the grandparents to involve. To be fair it can get a bit much. But it’s only once a year.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day 2016

Christmas Day

Christmas Day is reserved for just the three of us. We’ll see family on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, but Christmas Day is for us.

We’ll wake up early and open presents. Try and force a non chocolate breakfast into the child. A Christmas Tree crumpet tends to do the job.

Then it’s off for a walk before I cook lunch. Not a full roast, but fancy pies with all the trimmings.

Christmas Movie. Crackers and cheese, a bit of wine, something snacky. Then it’s hot chocolate’s all round and bed.

Seeing the Christmas Lights
Seeing the Christmas Lights


We’ve a lot of family so I have to be firm or it gets silly.

We’ll see my family on Christmas Eve for a buffet style meal and present swapping. Boxing day we’ll go to see husb’s family and most likely stay the night with them so we can both enjoy a tipple, then it’s straight off to work for me and Christmas is over.

Christmas can be a bit of a nightmare when it comes to appeasing family. We don’t have the space, or the energy, to entertain everyone on Christmas Day. So to keep it fair it’s easier if we don’t see anyone on the day. All gift opening is done with the respective gift givers so they all get to watch L open his presents. Happy days.

Christmas Tree
The sooner I can get decorated the better, I love my Christmas Tree

Something Just For Me

This is now definitely to be a permanent fixture. I deserve one moment a month just for me.

If I’m honest all of December is kind of for me. From decorating the tree to wrapping presents I love it all. So husb is under strict instructions to keep his bah humbug thoughts to himself and let me revel in the joy.

He’ll also have to watch Elf at least once without moaning.

L is obviously 100% behind my plans as I have bred a Christmas monster!

Finally, I’m linking up with #TwinklyTuesday, #Blogstravaganza, #StayClassyMama and #fortheloveofBLOG


Bringing up Georgia

9 thoughts on “This Plus That Equals…. December Plans”

  1. I don’t have the energy to please everyone around Christmas either, it’s so much easier to set the ground rules before the big day! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

  2. I love seeing all the little Elf pictures everyone puts up in December. We have Christmas day to ourselves too. The last thing the kids want is to have to go out when they could be playing with all thier new stuff and it’s nice for hubby and I to have a day of doing nothing too.
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