When Christmas cards appeared in my favourite card shop at the end of August my reaction was ‘Bah Humbug’! Close family members have birthdays in December and unless I buy their cards months early, choice becomes limited.
When they started playing the same old tired Christmas songs in every
shop at the beginning of November, I silently screamed ‘No! Please, not
again!’ Shelves in food stores have been piled high for weeks with mince
pies, Christmas cakes, chocolate goodies and all the usual temptations.
Not a good idea to ‘stock up’ for Christmas so early – if I buy them
now I’ll eat them now then have to buy more. Of course! That’s their
So why do I suddenly feel Christmassy? Because I spent the afternoon in
Liverpool city centre, that’s why. First, it was coffee and cake
followed by a glass of wine with friends at
www.theitalianclubliverpool.co.uk to celebrate the safe arrival of my
third beautiful granddaughter. By the time we left, it was going dusk.
Christmas lights twinkled. The Christmas market was buzzing, tempting my
purse and my palate. And those two, huge reindeer in Liverpool 1 – an
amazing sight. Not enough time to see everything so I’ll be back in a
couple of days.
www.visitliverpool.com Now I’m in the mood for Christmas. Tomorrow I’m
off to the shops to buy mince pies, Christmas cake and anything else
that takes my fancy – and yes, I’ll probably eat them long before
December 25th. Then I’m going to start writing my cards and wrapping
presents. ‘So here it is, Merry Christmas’ – bring it on!