Epimer disappeared so I have gone ahead with starting this thread anyway out of insomniac boredom.
A very merry Christmas Eve to you all, especially for those of you for whom this is your main celebration day. Also, solidarity to anyone who isn’t having a good time through the festive season - not long left and it’ll be all done!
I have been awake since 4am, too late to get back to sleep now. R has been up periodically coughing, but has not stirred once since I have been wide awake. He is out from 10am for his middle Christmas with his dad and grandpa, so I only have around four hours to get through then I can have a nap!
Anyone have any Christmas Eve traditions they are observing today? My main one is making the yule log, but I am feeling really lousy with this cold and my mum bought a back up ine so I will probably knock that on the head. For some reason this day it is a thing with me and my brother to play Mario Kart, should be able to fit in some of that with an album on in the background.
Apologies for the long OP, this isn’t very daily thread, is it?
Just getting the last bits ready for tomorrow. Daughter has a birthday party to go to this afternoon. Don’t really have any Christmas eve traditions. Last couple of years we’ve gone to the local cafe for lunch as they put on Christmas music and crackers, we’ll probably do that again. Just about to go out for a run
Hope you manage to get a nap FL and enjoy Mario Kart
Morning all. This is the third Xmas since my mum died, so I am now just about getting the hang of making Xmas lunch all on my own. It’s busy and a little stressful but I like to do it to honour her, if that makes sense. So I am cheating slightly and prepping many things today. Brother and Dad have fallen out and not spoken in over a year, so that’s a massive pain as he won’t be round. But other brother is home which is great.
Often friends from back here go out on Xmas Eve. Yet to hear if this is happening. I always promise to myself I won’t drink too much and suffer the next day. But when I find myself downing shots at 2am on a dancefloor, well…
I’ve been up since 6:30 AGAIN.
I’ve got a Christmas themed spin class at 10am then going to try to grab shit for Xmas day breakfast then I have to make a mushroom wellington and mince pies.
THEN LETS START DRINKING.
I’m still in bed! I had a big chat with the eldest last night (as she’s been really hyper and overstimulated and a bit edgy since we arrived here) and amazingly she’s a lot calmer this morning and seems to be playing nicely with her sister.
We’re off to a country park and then to a place called House Of Marbles for lunch. Apparently the marble runs there are really clever. It’s the kind of eccentric attraction that seems to be common round here.
Watching Santa Claus: The Movie (rubbish) and The Snowman (awww). Also the girls are decorating their Christmas present boxes
Morning, heading down to my sister’s in Bedfordshire today can’t wait to see my niece who I last saw when she was a month old and is now nearly 1. Hanging a bit from having some family over last night but the TV’s driving so I’m just gonna curl up in the front seat until we’re there. Level of racist chat from family last night was about 4/10 so it could have been worse I guess.
Morning all! Don’t know how I’m up this early, properly mystified. Have to pop to town to get a book for Dad before he collects me and whisks me away to Clonmel.
Going for lunch with Mam, my brother and my Nan later. Will hang out with Nan for a while afterwards, which will cheer her up no end. She’s been quite ill this year but she’s back in her own house for Christmas so she’s the happiest she’s been in ages.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in my local as well. Could get proper weepy later on, haven’t stopped to think about the year once and it’s a bit overwhelming now.
Oh, and I hope everyone’s Christmas Eve goes well! It’s a long day but we’ll get through it together!