It’s around this time of the season that I begin to think that Scrooge was a really great bloke with some phenomenally forward thinking ideas. Trying to shop at this time of year is a nightmare. Every Consumer Temple from High Street to shopping mall is teeming with Consumer Zombies clutching three feet long lists and pushing two trollies at a time. Newsflash: The supermarket is not going to run out of food. Your children will not run away if you don’t buy them a Playstation. Just because someone is famous it will not make their perfume smell better. Get.A.Grip.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I am well into my Seasonal Eating Plan. Said plan is not an alarming indication that I have problems with eating – far from it – but if you could only see the amount of food that I am expected to put away at my parents’ house you would understand the method. Basically, The S.E.P begins in October, or thereabouts and it involves increasing my food intake, from what would be considered normal for a 6 footer with a healthy appetite, to being able to accommodate the equivalent of a Sunday lunch for four at one sitting.
- Christmas List (lifesmaze.wordpress.com)
- Holiday Resolutions: Next Year, I’m Going to _______. (apartmenttherapy.com)
- Bah Humbug! Overcoming Your Inner Scrooge (apartmenttherapy.com)