Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Isn't it here yet?

New year, that is.  I can't wait for all this madness to be over and for the new year to arrive.  We want to spend an hour or two sitting with a couple of notebooks, looking back at our Big Master Plan for this year and redoing it for next year.  Some of it we won't be able to make firm plans for until April, when OH starts cutting back his working shifts, but we should be able to get a general plan in place.  There are certainly things we want to get done before April - before OH's wage drops due to him dropping a shift. 

The dreadful wind has calmed down today.....we've had so much wind this year, it's frequently windy here (I guess because the Bristol channel is only a couple of miles away as the crow flies, and it's flat open fields between there and here), but this year seems to have been our windiest yet.  Still, we've suffered virtually no damage because of it, and have had no flooding, unlike some poor people.  The local lanes are very muddy, but that's normal when you live in very rural farming country, and is the reason why we have a (dirty!) 4x4.....not much point in washing the car when it gets plastered in mud again the minute you go out in it. 

We like to go for a walk on the beach on Christmas day, it's sort of a tradition of of the few Christmas traditions we have, being the pair of bah humbug heathens we are! (said winking and with tongue in cheek).  We didn't think we'd be able to do it this year though, the weather forecast didn't look very promising, but I've just checked it again and reckon we might be able to in the morning, before the rain arrives and the wind picks up again in the afternoon.  Looking forward to that.....we generally see quite a few people on the beach on Xmas day, and everyone's very jolly and cheerful (probably full of mince pies and sherry).

I must say, reading some blogs and the vast amount of prep some people put into getting everything done in these few days prior to Xmas, I'm quite glad we don't go in for it in the way that so many people gives me a stress headache just reading about it!  But each to their own, and I hope everyone enjoys Christmas in whatever way they want to.


  1. A walk on the beach sounds quite perfect. We're a bit too far away unfortunately. Have a lovely holiday period however you celebrate it :) x

  2. I will keep my (mental) fingers crossed that you get your walk, mine will be with Ben on the Morriston mountain. have a peaceful holiday.

  3. I'll be spending Christmas Day very quietly...just me and my two furry, four-legged best mates.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours. :)

  4. It's been a windy year here too, people coming to the campsite commented on it all through the season.
    We will try for a walk on the beach too but as you say the forecast isn't good. Have a lovely day whatever the weather

  5. We hope to take Sol to the beach it will happen regardless of the weather, no seasonal stress here, its just another day :-)

  6. Enjoy the day in whatever way you feel suits you, as I will be, no stress or decoration here either.


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