I admit it, I am feeling a little more positive about Christmas.
Other than a slightly tense interaction with my coffee buddy from the shop last week where she shoved a milk chocolate biscuit into my mouth and said "it doesn't count, it's Christmas" everyone has been so wonderful. My family were full of the spirit of the season on Saturday, Father is looking forward to sneaking around with my brother to build a wendy house (are they still called that?) for my nieces while my Mum and SIL distract them.
I found an unusual card in the charity shop and it got an amazing reaction from the recipient. He's not easy to get a reaction from but Dan showed me a text from a very excited chap, lots of exclamation marks. He said he laughs every time he sees it, well worth 9p. I've nipped into the local shops to say Merry Christmas to the owners and had a nice chat with them.
We had an unexpected evening out on Monday with friends who are in the country this week. As I said they had taken some photos for us, they also gave us four bars of chocolate, one was nougat - something I thought I would't have again! Last night we met up with our friends from London and a few other people. It was so nice, everyone was so happy and genuinely happy to see each other, it was brilliant. Plus a young chap said he thought I was 32, the same age as him, so he can come again!
We had a lovely day at the shop, impromptu carol singing, a small amount of dancing and nice conversations with customers. We've even received Christmas cards from customers, how gorgeous is that?
I haven't been this heartwarmed since we saw Tommy Steele a few years ago.