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My excitement about Christmas has finally reached fever pitch!

By Nina Steele 

Childfree ChristmasUntil last Friday, I was wondering whether I would ever get into the Christmas spirit this year. I just couldn’t bring myself to get excited about it. Until then, my primary focus has been running the website and everything else that comes with it. And there has been quite a lot going on recently, including working with a new web developer on the redesign of the site. Finally, this past Friday, the spirit of Christmas finally caught up with me. It started off with hanging out Christmas decorations, followed by a Christmas do that evening that my husband and I attended in central London. What an evening it turned out to be! The people we were with were great company; we laughed the whole evening. We both thoroughly enjoyed the food as well.

I was anticipating some form of trouble on the train journey home, as last Friday was dubbed ‘black eye Friday’, as it was the busiest evening for office parties. Trouble was expected up and down the country, as a result of too much alcohol consumption on the part of revellers.

At the start of the evening, as I drove to the multi storey car park in Wimbledon town centre, I could hear police sirens everywhere, along with ambulances. A few times, the traffic had to stop to let police vehicles pass. It felt like complete mayhem.

As it turned out, the evening was trouble free for us. As you would expect on an evening such as this one, central London was packed. Fortunately, the people we came across were all well behaved. Even the train journey home was uneventful. Apart from a group of teenagers roughing each other up as a joke, nothing much happened.

I am looking forward to Christmas day itself in anticipation. Just like last year, this year will be a quiet one. Just the two of us. One of the many perks of being a couple without children. There is no pressure on us to celebrate it any other way, than the one we choose.

This year, unlike in previous years, I am planning on buying a ready-made Christmas meal from Marks & Spencer. Whether there would be any left when I visit one of the stores later today, is another story. You can never go wrong with M&S food, and this year, unless I have to, I don’t fancy cooking a whole Christmas meal from scratch. Whatever happens, we will be having a great Christmas, because I am determined to make it so.

Wishing you all, a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

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