sparkling inside

modflowers: sparkling glitterI’m feeling very Christmassy this weekend.

My shopping is done. In my head, I am now on holiday.

It’s ironic that I feel so Christmassy really, as I am actually not going to see much traditional Christmas at all.

We aren’t even putting any decorations up this year.

modflowers: sparkling lights by Cox & CoxChristmas in Australia will be spent mainly at the beach. Snow will not be likely.

We will have a few presents, but we will not eat a roast dinner, or watch any telly.

We will not be going to the pub, nor eating mince pies, nor doing most of the other things that Christmas at home normally entails.

modflowers: sparkling lights by Georgianna LaneOne tradition that we will be keeping before we go away is our annual look at the Christmas lights.  We have done it ever since lad was small.

I don’t mean the lights in town. No, our quest is for lighting displays of a more homespun variety.

We wait for darkness to fall, then we get in the car and we drive around spotting the most outrageous and over the top Christmas lights outside people’s houses.

It is our own little tradition and it makes us all feel happy and sparkly.

modflowers: sparkling lightsSome people hate the whole Christmas thing and would love to run away to the beach to avoid it. But that’s not me.

I love a traditional Christmas, but I also don’t mind missing the rest of the traditional stuff in the slightest.

Because this Christmas I will be with all of the people I love most in this world.

modflowers: sparkling christmas tree by Georgianna LaneJust the thought of that lights me up and makes me sparkle inside. ♥



6 thoughts on “sparkling inside

  1. I’m making mince pies and can do a roast!! Tele will happen I’m certain, I have The Snowman, The Railway Children and The Amazing Mr. Blunden, can’t make snow happen or a decent pub tho’, semi traditional!!!!

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