An age of innocence...

Today's journal entry will be about my work christmas party taking place later tonight. The theme is Christmas jumpers. The tackier the better! Hmmm....

So as there is nothing for me to tell you about yet, and am a day behind, I shall tell you about yesterday's entry instead....

When it comes to Christmas I will forever remain a 5 yr old. I get ever so excited. About decorations, the food, the parties, being with family, giving presents. Interestingly, the excitement is not so evident at my own presents... I became the proud yet tied owner of a mortgage on December 11 1998: 3 weeks before Christmas and my 21st birthday. The frivolity of my parental presents ended in an instant when (as with many of us) want becomes need and things like a new iron or home phone became the priority. This year its a kettle and a toaster.

Already in place - mum wants me to make sure they both work.

Ironically, whilst the innocent excitement is lost a feeling of "comfort" takes it's place. The kettle will always be the one mum and dad got me for Christmas, it'll be used every day, unlike a frivolous pair of shoes, and will always make me smile. And it's no use having another gorgeous pair of shoes when I can't kick them off and relax with a cup of tea....

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  1. and a very stylish toaster and kettle they are! I blogged that picture of the lit trees you asked for :)

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