I have a very ambivalent attitude to Christmas. For more years than I care to recall I have worked on Christmas day or night – strangely enough I can’t recall actually ever working on lates on Christmas day. So my family Christmas could well be before or after the actual day and I always have a rye smile on my face when I hear people talking about working on or near to Christmas day.
Anyway this morning we went out and did our normal food shopping, Christmas for us had been on Friday due to other family complications. What I didn’t think would happen is that our local supermarket car park would be almost full half an hour before shopping was supposed to start. However, whilst the shop was busy most of the people who had parked their cars in the car park weren’t shopping there but rather across the way at the shopping centre.
As we sat drinking our coffee watching the Christmas shopping mayhem below it was rather a relief to know that we had done all that and now Christmas day is just another day. I wonder what we might get up to?