Festive fun at the shops
Today I have to tackle the Christmas shopping.
We’ve been in Perth for five days and I’ve actually not been to the shops, other than to buy food.
I’ve been to the dentist, hairdresser, a concert, a cattle sale, the accountant and financial adviser, and caught up with a few family and friends.
The kids and I have been swapping Christmas idea lists, so I hope we all don’t end up buying the same gift for each person. I’m a bit of a kid when it comes to Christmas, so would rather not ask who is buying what because then you know what everyone is getting before they open it. No fun in that. Luckily I have a few extra shopping hours today to achieve something. Hubby’s present is covered as I found something for him a few months ago and have ordered a second gift online.
Hopefully it will arrive before Christmas — if not, his birthday is in February so I’ll just save it for then.
I always buy the kids a book which always takes forever. Nothing to do with not being able to find them one, but more about me wanting to spend hours checking out the ones I want.
Given I have a bookstore gift voucher, which is not a Christmas present so I can spend it right away, I may well come out of the bookshop with nothing for the kids and a couple of great reads for myself.
Next stop is the DVD shop. Single movie DVDs are easy, but trying to find a specific series of a TV show necessitates flicking through endless rows, finding every series bar the one I want.
End result is I buy half a dozen DVDs, none of which are what I’m looking for.
That’s the two easy options. The rest is endless traipsing in shops trying to find suitable gifts, while also trying to find the crackers, decorations, Christmas puddings, hams, chicken and nibbles.
Not to mention the fabulous items I didn’t know I needed until I saw them.
I guess I shouldn’t complain. Christmas only comes once a year — well that’s what I’m told but sometimes I wonder.
I’m sure Christmas was only a few months ago.