Its the season to be jolly, I hope you've been good this year? Is Santa going to come or will he just leave me a bag of coal? How many mince pies should I leave out and Does Santa drink milk or whisky? What should I get for him and what should I get for her? How am I going to get round all the family this year? Will the turkey fit in the oven? I'm guessing these are questions that we all have going on over the festive period, the struggle is real!
You will find yourself listening to others sharing their Christmas solutions from last year and how everything was perfect and magical but on the other hand is there any reason to keep up with the Jones' at Christmas. Christmas should be surrounded by family, loved ones and friends because no matter how many presents Santa brings or how flash your turkey is you can never get the time back. I've worked through many a festive period and I can safely say there is no price on Christmas. For me Christmas is a time that brings people together, enjoying some festive treats and plenty of plonk.
As life gets busier and your commitments get greater, remember that you can always make time for people you want to see at Christmas. The magic of Christmas lies within everybody but sometimes its hard to say I care. Inevitably we all do what we think we want, but how many people really are happy at Christmas. Maybe this year you might make that journey, visit that friend or see a relative. As Christmas is about giving and not receiving maybe Christmas is for caring.
Have a merry little Christmas!
The Secret Chef