As you can see from the set today, it appears that Christmas now officially lasts for 7 weeks, whether or not you’re a believer.
I entertain visions of having everything under control but it just doesn’t happen like that – I remember a year ago, I bought most of my stuff online in November (mainly at www.boots.com and www.Firebox.com! ) – this was laughably easy and I felt especially self-satisfied – until I had to accompany all my less-organised friends to Costco anyway as they hadn’t done any of their shopping. So there I was on the 22nd December, being squished between various gift aisles suffering from caffeine deprivation and trolley bruises. All my hard work and slight gloating was for nothing.
So, should I be panicking? Have you done your xmas shopping already? Will you do anything for the festive season? Are you incredibly organised and wrap everything beautifully? Or are you a last-minute lemming ?