"Boyfriend mode" || Blogmas

Today my other half thought it would be a nice idea if he wrote something for you all to read today, so I thought I'd take it easy on you all and warn you before you read on. He's not a bad writer, honest, I just thought it would be a good idea if you guys knew before hand so that you know my blog hasn't hacked, or messed about with, nope. It's just him and his thoughts, so without further ado, I present the rest of this blog post in "boyfriend mode".



No but in all seriousness it is time for the writings. As its December its only fitting to have a Christmassy subject so I thought about what Christmas means to me.

Christmas at the be-all and end-all of everything to me is about spending time with family and loved ones. Usually I get to spend the day with my family, my brother comes down from Cardiff and me, him, Mother and Father all sit down and have a lovely roast dinner (Waaaaaay too much Turkey... Not that you could ever have too much mind you), open crackers with each other so we all have a hat to wear while we eat and read our 'jokes'.  Now I probably don't say this enough to them but I really appreciate this time my family all have to sit down together and be a family as the way the working world is these days we rarely have time to anymore. Brother is up Cardiff, Father works mornings, I work nights, and Mother Dearest works at a hospital so she works some crazy shifts, sadly this year one of those shifts is Christmas day where she will be working till 4pm :(

After our bountiful banquet of roasted goodies we all sit down in the living room, share around the presents so we are all opening something at once, for me it tends to be opening something like a bucket of paint or cutlery thanks to my brothers random trait of finding me random gifts each year. We then read the cards sent from our loved ones and generally have a good time before we eventually get around to our traditional activity of playing one of our very old board games.

This might sound boring but we do it every year and I really do enjoy the time we spend together before we eventually go back to work. For me its never about what gifts I receive, heck I would be happy with nothing but the time spent with my family, its about the giving. I will always go out my way to use whatever randomness my brother gets me, at least once. I've worn a mankini, used an extendable fork at a wedding party, painted a wall and planter for my parents (although I didn't realise at the time it was indoor paint so the rain washed it away). All sorts.

This year I have something different in Laura, I have my beautiful partner to spend Christmas now and hopefully make her smile all day. Its going to be something new to me so hopefully I don't mess it up but I am really, really looking forward to it. After seeing the Christmas lights turned on in our town as well with her I am feeling all googly inside ready for it.

One thing I don't like about Christmas is retail. Why does Christmas have to start back in August for retailers? For me it just ruins the magic of Christmas and it feels like Christmas is almost over before it truly begins. I like Christmas to be in December, maybe a bit of November. I want the magic. I want Santa. I want snow. Here's to hoping we get some this year. I love snow :3

Anyway I think its about time I un-hack this blog and pass it back to my beautiful baby girl. Boyfriend over and out!

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