Merry Christmas 2014
I do hope you’re all in the festive mood? I’m unsure how I feel about it this year; what I do know is I’m struggling to find presents for people and as a result I’ve begun panic buying. Normally I’ve no trouble finding plenty of suitable tat for people and I can’t decide whether I’ve bought all the tat possible or whether this year shops just aren’t producing small, cute, or interesting little nick naks I can buy as stocking fillers.
This year again I’ve opted for the fake tree instead of bringing in a real one. Perhaps as a result of my detachment from Christmas. Perhaps also because it’s now more difficult to get rid of Christmas trees as local authorities cut their services, gone is the free tree recycling. They expect me to pay £19 to collect it! That’s more than a tree costs! Crazy.
I’ve had some fun today photographing the presents and wrapping. A little overboard for some perhaps, but I am one of those people I’m afraid. I can’t have badly wrapped gifts. Of course some I don’t mind if they’re ugly; generally sticking fillers or annoying items that can’t be helped without placing them in a box instead.
My boyfriend asked if I was taking as much care over his present as I was the one below (my brother’s). So I showed him his main present. he quieted pretty quickly. We’ve a sort of wager on for who wins in the best Christmas present. He tried to tell me his are very thoughtful… Well I hope he’s telling the truth because history tells me a different story. The times I haven’t directly instructed him on what to get me haven’t gone so well (to put it politely). But, it’s the thought that counts, right?