Well just to keep you up to date because of course all of you will be oblivious to the fact that we only have 26 days until Christmas;) I am sure you are all super organised and have been out and purchased everything online or at the shops ;) And have thought ahead and have already started to stock the freezer with delicious food products. Yeah right...I am sure most of you have buried your heads in the sand hoping that it might go away without you noticing...and then panic purchase on the 23rd and 24th December when you realise that you cannot ignore the inevitable and you wil be expected to pitch up and look happy with arm loads of gifts and food.
I admit I used to tend slightly towards Scroogism until the eleventh hour and then panic, however with our current profession I am pushed into starting to think about it in September, act on it by October and then get most of my shopping done in Novemeber. In fact this has turned out to be quite a stress free way of approaching Christmas. And has given me time to enjoy the anticipation of the day when I can down knives and butchers block and sit with the family. Well actually it is more like sleep for about 24 hours and then appreciate the family. If you practice the following then it might help pass the time on the big day by sending your own family to sleep in any stressful situations.
This is definitely one of the more difficult parts of the job...:)
See you all soon