One of my favouritest (yes, I know that’s not really a word) things that I love about Christmas is the socialising, made all the better because even my introvert husband can’t wiggle his way out of it during the festive season 😉
We are starting today by having some friends over who we have been meaning to invite for dinner all year. And so, for me, I’m taking this as the first ‘Christmassy’ meal, even though officially it’s still 10 days away.
Sharing food with friends and family is one of the sweetest things in life and I love it. There is nothing better than lazily watching the kids play, while chatting and sipping a good wine. And at Christmas time here in Australia, it’s hot. So it’s kids in the pool, bbq’s, salad, thongs and a general air of relaxation, and (if you are connected with me via facebook, you will already know this) a friendly table tennis tournament (and, if you are connected with me via facebook, you will also know that I never, ever win).
One of the reasons I think I enjoy having people over or going to theirs, is that it gives you a chance to take a break. With all the rushing to get work wrapped up, shopping done and Christmas cooking organised, it’s wonderful to just stop and….breathe.
What do you do to relax during the busy Christmas season? Are you a solitary recoup-er, like my husband, or more like me and are reenergised by being with others?