Friday, 28 December 2012

Post-Christmas Hibernation

It's these days that I like best. The days after Christmas when the pressure is off and there's no excuse for not relaxing. The big dinner has been cooked, the cards sent, the gifts exchanged, so there's nothing left to do but to slow down, take it easy, and chill  out.  It's time for long chats on the phone, for watching films, for reading, and, for some, studying. It's the perfect time, in many ways, for hibernating.
The January sales, which nowadays start on St Stephen's Day, no longer tempt me.  I don't need new clothes, and if I do, I can always pick them up at a discounted price in TK Maxx at any time of the year.  Our house is furnished and decorated, and Santa brought me a new lens, so I have no reason to go shopping.
The sunshine of recent days gave way to grey skies and rain, so apart from walking the dog, I didn't
venture out today.  I took my seat in front of the warm stove, read, chatted, and hatched a plan that dinner would consist of whatever we could find in the freezer. A fine plan which worked well.


  1. Beautiful photos. Your day sounds very much like mine :)

  2. You are so right with this post! I too am enjoying the mellow feelings of this Christmas past...Happy New Year to you over on the Emerald Island.

  3. A new lens (macro?!) is always the best present you can receive! Enjoy these slow paced days, and Happy New Year!


  4. Sounds perfect to me! We have done much the same - lots of lovely walks and laziness. Bit too much eating, though, but like you - thank heavens for freezers!


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