Thinking of Christmas

Yes, it’s that time of year again. August, the traditional start to the Christmas season.

I’m not sure what stops people in the middle of the summer holidays and makes them think of Christmas, but it never fails. Julia started talking of her Christmas plans two weeks ago. She is preparing to raise funds for new polytunnel covers as the current ones are opaque, apart from the holes. We are going to be taping the holes soon but it is, at best, a forlorn hope. Personally I think “waste of time” is more accurate.

Here, as ever, is a selection of the Christmas that we will be Β forcing parents to buy via the tried and trusted method of emotional blackmail.

In addition, she is forming plans to attend Christmas Fairs. As they are usually on Saturdays, a day she works, these plans are likely to involve coercing some unwilling soul into doing the Fairs. So far she hasn’t said more, but I do feel the metaphorical noose tightening. I am not really at my best in an environment that involves knitting, felting and quilling.

After a morning in the garden Julia went to the main building, where the conversation turned to Christmas. So it’s not just her…


33 thoughts on “Thinking of Christmas

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  2. Clare Pooley

    Very funny! πŸ˜€ I do not want to think about Christmas until November but unfortunately there are plans that need to be made well in advance for that time of year especially if one is fund-raising. I know as soon as the August Bank Holiday has passed we will have to put up with C…mas adverts on the TV and decorations in the shops. Bah Humbug indeed!

  3. Helen

    Sadly, my Christmas and New Year are already booked! The nativity tickets were selling out so fast, my mum just managed to clinch the last few desirably (i.e. granddaughter-approved) seats the other day and I’d actually booked New Year in July in order not to miss out. No presents yet, though!

      1. Helen

        Hard not to be cynical – just how can Santa be in so many places at once and weeks before Christmas. And I’d definitely go with scary.
        Anyway, I see now the complications with the job…

  4. Laurie Graves

    I’m with Julia! I’ve already started my Christmas shopping and have been doing it this way for many, many years. And Santa, cheer up! There just might be some Christmas pudding coming your way πŸ˜‰

    1. quercuscommunity

      Pudding is good. Turkey sandwiches with mayo, stuffing and cranberry are good. Jollity and Christmas spirit are OK in moderation. Nylon beards are easy to tire of, as are jokes along the lines of “You won’t be needing the extra padding I presume.”


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