Today I’m sharing some of my downtime at Christmas ideas. This past month has been CRAZY BUSY. I feel like I am actually meeting myself coming backwards all the time. I am barely getting a minute to myself.

Downtime at Christmas ideas

For me, weekdays involve taking Sam to school at 8am, and I’m usually home by 9.30am. From then I’m working, food shopping or cleaning, until I leave to collect Sam again at 2.30pm. By the time I’m home again, it’s tea time. After which we have an hour of playing before it’s time to bath the kids and put them to bed. Needless to say, there’s not much time to fit in downtime at Christmas ideas.

Once the kids are in bed, it’s another couple of hours working before collapsing in a heap. Weekends are jam packed with laundry, visiting the relatives we’ve not seen all week and trying to squeeze in a bit of fun.

The kids break up in 2 days’ time… So I am looking forward to being able to have a relaxing morning or three, chilling out at home. (Preferably in my pyjamas), watching cheesy Christmas TV with the kids.

Exciting Times

I’m also excited about spending time with our friends and relatives. (My Mum’s coming for Christmas Dinner, and we are off up North, to visit the in laws before Christmas too).

One thing I am beyond excited about is going to see Father Christmas next week. (OK, OK – the kids are coming too). Sydney tells me she is going to ask for a secret aeroplane, and Sam wants a doggie called Pluto). I wonder if Santa will have either of those hiding in his sack…!

Christmas Food

downtime at Christmas ideas - FOOD

The food is, of course something else I plan on indulging in – a lot. I bought a Cranberry roulé on Monday, and ate the entire thing on Monday – oops! I am already planning on heading back on Friday for another…!

I have already reserved the TV for the Downton Abbey Christmas Special, and Call the Midwife. I’ve told hubby I’ll amuse myself while he watches David Attenborough… So I’ll probably read my kindle or browse the Christmas Radio Times.

downtime at Christmas ideas kindle

Talking about TV, the Sherlock special on New Year’s Day is another show I am excited about watching. Probably after I have indulged in a hot bath, while polishing off the last of the Christmas goodies, ready to get back on the Wagon.

What are you most looking forward to doing over Christmas?

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