ENJOY CHRISTMAS ~THE NO STRESS WAYDespite popular belief ,,,,it is possible to have a stress free Christmas ,,,,,it doesn't matter how many you have coming for Christmas ,,,,,,or how few ,,,even difficult family members can be tolerated as long as they understand the 'rules' ,,,,which are 'its Christmas a time to not be stressed' ,,,,one way of doing this is not be too rigid,,,,most do have rigid ideas about Christmas,,,take things nice and steady instead,,,,,if Christmas dinner isn't ready exactly before the Queen's speech ,,,,who the hell cares ,,,its a day to enjoy yourself even if you are an adult ,,,I am always the cook in this house and I have never stuck to the stupid 'Christmas Rules' ,,,,why because I am not going to stress myself on a timer ,,,,,I don't think I have ever have a bad Christmas or an argument at Christmas ,,,,and I spent 23 Christmas' with my ex husband ,,,,and many times we actually had Christmas dinner at 6 pm ,,,,,and it was great everything prefect because there is no timer in this house,,,,,,my kids when they were young were never allowed to get up at the crack of dawn opening presents and hyping themselves up ,,,,because it doesn't make Christmas that enjoyable for them or for parents ,,,if your up with children at 5 am ,,,without doubt you will be knackered by 3 pm ,,,,,,and with drink and not enough sleep too,,,
that's when arguments start ,,,its true ,,,,,too many people do not get this fact ,,,and end up throwing the turkey at someone or even worse totally wrecking Christmas,,,,,
Now this Christmas,,,I have a house full on the day itself and boxing day ,,,and we'll enjoy it too the max ,,,,,,I'm even on standby for 6 more guests and I love it!,,,,,,
But you know if I was alone for Christmas ,,,I would still enjoy it ,,,,,I wouldn't have a packet meal for one ,,nope I would cook a mini chicken and have a roast ,,,,,I would have a treats basket and even relax with a face mask on,,,,and drink and be merry ,,,then go out to the pub and get chatting to someone and maybe spend the rest of Christmas with them,,,,
I have no idea what time I'll have dinner ready this year ,,,,,folk are already taking bets at the bookies,,,but I know one thing ,,,,it'll be the best!