This is a time to enjoy, no stress, anxiety, so stop all this worry, and plan a little ahead. This is when a list is most important, you all know I like my lists.
So pen and paper at the ready, here are some of the things you may need to list:
If you are having your family at home this christmas to eat, list everything you wish to have on your table, tick away at what you have and underline what you need to buy (this is also a way to save, without a list, you will buy lots of things you do not need) Don’t forget the drinks section and mixers.I personally also list my table-cloth,napkins,glasses,candles plates everything I intend to use on the day, and I have them ready standing to attention and shinning a week before ! This saves me time on the day, as I know everything is ready and perfect, down to the last detail.
Gifts, now this is a big one, we cannot forget anybody, also a list can turn a long day into a shorter version, if you have a list, and know what you are looking for, you will not be distracted by the shiny objects (and there is a lot of that around at christmas time!) the list will keep you focused on the job at hand. Don’t get anxious ……….
The bits and pieces ? Wrapping paper, tape, ribbons,cards,extra kitchen roll (always need that) tin foil don’t forget the bathrooms,and the big favourite batteries!! If you buy gifts that need batteries buy them don’t forget this one. This is more or less what I list, but you will all know what should be on your’s, so, if you really wish to glide through christmas under no pressure, make your list, stick to it and most important, don’t forget it when you for your shopping !!!