BLOGMAS: A CHRISTMASSY WEEK IN MY LIFEFriday, December 16, 2016
What I love about Christmas is the build up...from the day your dad comes home and scoffs that there is 'already decorations being sold in the supermarkets and it's OCTOBER' to the day the coca cola van makes its way round to your town or city, Christmas spirit is everywhere (and complete with bows and sparkles and cheesy songs you can't help but sing along to).
I work in retail. It is possibly the best and worst place to work at Christmas time and anyone who works in retail would agree. On one hand, your colleagues are all cheery about their plans for the holidays and you can get through your shift knowing there is a turkey and cranberry sandwich at the end of it but on the other, customers are real life scrooges at Christmas. There's something so evil that comes out of the anticipation of Christmas (or pressure), that turns the nicest little lady into a woman scorned, demanding she sees your manager and failing to understand that you too are a human being with feelings. The amount of times I have been told I have no brain cells because I don't know where something on the shop floor is when they've only described that it is black and not informed me of the nature of item, with it not even being my section so my knowledge is extremely limited anyway. That little rant aside, the retail issue means that I have to do whatever I can to feel Christmassy so, before I headed back to the 6am starts, I devoted a week to having fun, doing Christmassy things and surrounding myself with the best company.
Here is a Christmassy week in my life! Enjoy!
After a fun weekend away, I had a lot of work to catch up on, so Thursday was spent at the library. To treat myself for staring at copious amounts of books for hours on end, I gave myself the evening off to paint my nails and eat a tonne of chorizo, binge watching Gilmore Girls.
Anyone with a job or who is a student knows that the Friday feeling is intesified towards Christmas. Birmingham hosts a beautiful and vast Christmas market so I decided to head into town, grab some mulled wine and do my Christmas shopping! I am so excited and relieved to have covered everything and can't wait to settle down with a Christmas film and wrap!
What's your favourite Christmas tradition?
Hope you enjoyed,