Yes, I know it is early, but I have already seen two posts about people counting down the days. Yes, these people have children so I guess that might count, perhaps. 107 days until the big day.
Not that I view it as a particularly big day, but to some it is. The significance of the winter solstice and the birth of Jesus can be considered quite important by those religious bodies. Or alternatively, presents. Lots and lots of presents. Something I never understood, Jesus was born in early spring, but we elected to celebrate his birthday in December.
This year my oldest sister is planning on spending her Christmas in Wales, younger sister might not be there either. Family tradition dictates that we all go home for Christmas, no matter what. This year my oldest sister has been engaged for about a full year, after being proposed to a few days after Christmas last year, consequently she plans on staying with her fiancee. If no-one goes home for Christmas how will it be the same. Is there any point in putting up the decorations or doing a full Christmas meal for just two people? I am starting to think Christmas is for children and the young. While I do not fully understand the reason why we spend lots of money on gifts for people that we ourselves cannot afford I am going to begin assembling my Christmas gifts early this year. (After a suggestion from http://www.frogandcount.wordpress.com )
One thing that I think might be nice to go in the Christmas basket is some homemade chilli jam. Or alternatively I might make some chilli oil, but I think chilli jam sounds much better. So:
1. Chilli Jam
2. Silicone Spoons
Something that one person in particular is going to be getting is the hairy bikers diet cook books, both the new one and the older one, simply because they are both full of recipes that people actually use and love. For some reason, I like to get practical gifts. Things that will improve their life somehow, whether that be in making cooking easier (silicone spoon) or more yummy. What is the point in giving a gift that will go unused?
I will have to think of some more things, hm…