I have mentioned this many times now, but this year the adults on both sides of the family have all agreed not to buy each other presents this Christmas. The relief all round is palpable.
As a result, not only have I felt far less stressed, I have been able to focus my attention on things, well, slightly less rampantly consumerist. Rather then spending the weeks and months leading up to Christmas scrolling through online shops with my head filled with what to buy for whom (which always leads to me wanting things for myself too!), my head has been filled instead with other stuff. Like the activities Frankie and I can do together, the things I can make (for fun!) and also the time, energy and money that I can give too.Read more