We have cut down on presents this year and the only ones I have bought so far are gift tokens for my grandchildren who will be 13 and 16 in a couple of months time. They are the ideal gifts for them as they both like shopping for clothes. I still have no idea what to get John and Gavin for Christmas.
We are trying to catch up with the decorating as stair, landing and bedroom carpets are being laid on Tuesday. Once that is out of the way, we will get the Christmas tree and lights down from the loft and start to get into the festive mood.
We don't have any big parties and will not be going away. Christmas day there will be three of us as my youngest son (now 40), lives at home. On Boxing Day, a friend from our village will also be joining us. On the 27th, our other son, his partner and our two grandchildren will be here and staying for a couple of days.