Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

What a wintery week it's been. It's so cold in the house now, I've had to put the heater on. It was similar weather this time last year too, I remember having to put the heater on on Christmas day.

Well we are ready for Christmas day tomorrow. We have just got everyone small gifts this year and have also bought everyone a gift from Oxfam and we've asked that our family donate to charity instead of giving us gifts this year. You might think I'm being a bit of a grinch but the rampant consumerism at this time of year really bugs me. Buying presents for people who don't really need or want those things just because that's what you're supposed to strikes me as really wasteful. I'd rather give that money to someone who really needs it.

Anyway, Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you have a lovely day tomorrow. (remember to eat lightly tonight, you're gonna need that space tomorrow :)


62cherry said...

happy 2008 ms amy! xx

Lolly said...

Merry Christmas!
Cute photo of you and your pup :)
I don't think you are a grinch at all. We did the very same thing this year - no gifts - only donations, and I don't regret it all. It makes the holiday all the richer.


Suse said...

Hi Amy, thanks for visiting my blog! I have to let you know though, that the CAE softies class is run by Sooz, not me!

I hope you enjoy the class. Sooz is great fun.

Amelia said...

hi amy, thanks for your comment on 'I op therefore I am'. are you interested in joining in?