Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Tis the season

Your auntie is very very cheerful and full of goodwill at the moment, suck it up please, it's unlikely that Pollyanna will prevail over the grumpy old woman and I'm sure the flying monkeys will be back shortly.

I love love love Christmas and as it's the 1st of December I feel I can let rip and go with the festive flow. I can scoff mince pies and fruit and nut toblerones to my hearts content, put Baileys in my coffee, light my Crabtree and Evelyn Noel candles (when I smell them I know it's Christmas) and get as excited as a 4 year old.

For the first time in 22 years I will be spending Christmas Day with my parents, my children and my sister and her family and I am so excited and also very grateful to my children's dad for his generosity in letting the children be with me.

So I will be in The Mother Country from the 23rd onwards, and my mammy will be minding me, and I don't have to be the Mummy, I get to be the child again, it really will be a fab Christmas.

17 comments:

Josie said...

oh send me some of the christmas cheer, I'm still 'bah humbug' at the moment...
Josie x

Gigi said...

YAY for you!! Sounds like it will be wonderful!

Matthew said...

Congratulations - this is the first time I've felt remotely festive and YOU are responsible for it!

It sounds like you have a marvellous christmas lined up - I hope it transcends all expectations. :)

what happened ?how did i get HERE? said...

Lucky you! I've got the kids on Christmas day this year and I AM HYSTERICAL WITH EXCITEMENT!!! Me and my ex alternate Christmas and new years...last year I woke without my two and it was hard....hence the excitement for this year. Mxx

Laura said...

You really are going to have a fantastic christmas. Good, you deserve it :O)

Brighton Mum-Teenage Angst said...

I'm with Matthew on this one, thank you! I now feel a little bit more christmas'y. Oh the joy of being the child again, enjoy.

DutchBitch said...

Sounds like a great thing to look forward to! :)

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

I love this time of year too and can't wait for it all to kick off. You are so lucky to be home having yer mammy taking care of you. Have a great time. X

Katie said...

Sounds lovely! I'm going to spend Christmas with my family in New York - roll on December 19th!

Expat mum said...

Wish I could be in the mother country with my mammy too!

auntiegwen said...

Josie - pop round to mine, we will festive you up x

Gigi - but a lot less organised than yours :)

Matthew - you are so welcome, my lovely bloggy chum

M - good girl yourself, SO pleased you have them xxx

Lolly - look out for a disgustingly cheerful me in Glasgow

BMTA - ooh I loved Brighton, lucky you to live there, yep I am going to revert to my childhood ways

Dutchy - yep, sounding mighty fine to me, mighty

Mobs - so appreciative of my family I can't tell you so will be great to be all together x

Katie - ooh have an amazing time in NY, muchly jealous

auntiegwen said...

Expat Mum - you popped up whilst I was writing the other comments, I wish you could be too, I'll hug my mammy twice :)

Secretia said...

It feels good to read that you know you will be happy this season. So much nicer that all the negatives we here every day. I hope it will become the most joyous of all holidays for you!

Secretia

Cece said...

You do sound happy & cheerful, have you been drinking? lol j/k I'm also looking forward to the time spent with my family...even though we see each other almost every other weekend. I'm looking forward to cheerful drinks, talks, laughter & the pictures that are to be set in albums. Happy Holidays!

A Confused Take That Fan said...

Oh see now, I have gone and posted a miserable post about CHristmas and you have just reminded me about all the nice things. I am off to have a baileys on ice and a mince pie and feel happy that I will be with my mammy and children on CHristmas day too. Hooray! x

Deirdre said...

Don't you think the internet is great..although I have never met you I love to read your blog and was so glad your miserable november was over (but I have to admit November is my birth month)and wish you and yours a great time....my mum drives me mental sometimes but I always remind myself that I'm lucky to still have her and my Dad..so go home with your babies and enjoy the festivities..and I had my first mince pie today!

auntiegwen said...

Secretia - thanks I hope you have a very secretive festive season too

Cece - my messycan ameego, welcome back baby xx

ACTTF - oh yep, auntie does love the Christmas, have a Baileys for me, have you tasted the new coffee one ? delish

Deirdre - good to hear from you again, you're very restrained on the mince pie front I've eaten BOXES of them, fat auntie that I am