If you read my post a few weeks back, Ebola, Bombs and Christmas? you’ll know that I’m trying this year to do Christmas a little differently. Nothing majorly radical, like ditching the Christmas tree or stockings (life wouldn’t be worth living!), but trying to keep a limit on that most powerful of Christmas spirits, the spirit of Over Spend and her brother, Ridiculously Over Busy, or Rob for short.
I know. It’s a serious battle to keep them at bay. The TV, radio, social media are all yelling at us to make everything perfect, home-made, up to the minute, and now! Suzanne from 3childrenandit told us last week just how much she’s struggling with it all too.
But yesterday I got a chance to silence those loud and rambunctious spirits, and took 15 minutes out of my day, and £4.15 out of my purse to buy four cups of tea for the car wash guys in the Sainsburys car park. Continue reading