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Boxing Day Ambivalence

on December 27, 2015

IMG_0582I’m always relieved when Christmas Day has past without any major falling-outs or disappointments. My children have got used to me being less than enthusiastic about the whole event so on Boxing Day we headed to the beach and had a blustery trudge along the shingle. With surprise, we found the Hive Cafe open and serving coffee and cakes. It was good to be amongst others who needed escape from the Christmas stir-crazy feeling. Perhaps my ambivalent attitude towards the holiday is not so unusual.


6 responses to “Boxing Day Ambivalence

  1. You are not alone. I long to stroll along a shingle beech over Christmas.
    However, everything, except Christmas is put on hold .
    I worry about the time lost I need to dedicate to writing.
    I worry that I will lose the thread, the information and the overall theme while Christmas takes over.
    Enjoy the coffee, I am now stir-crazy with my notes, trying to make sense of it all and to get back to where I was before Christmas took over.

  2. Suzanne Goldring says:

    You need to find your inner child again….we went to a panto!!! Oh yes, we did!

  3. I’m the same – although my big day is Boxing Day, I cooked for 21 this year! I did enjoy the day, but I’m glad it’s over and I look forward to normality back in my life.

  4. I forgot to say – I also went to panto, last night in fact, and I actually shouted-out, “oh yes there is”!

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