Monday, 19 December 2011

Meet Me On Monday - The Christmas Edition

It's almost Christmas! 

Today I have 15 questions to answer (to take us through to the new year) thanks to Java at Never Growing Old.

 1.Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Wrapping paper definitely!

2.Real or artificial tree?
Artificial - I've been told if you keep your tree for more than five years it becomes more environmentally friendly than a real tree, and I've had mine seven so I figure I'm in carbon credit. One day I will buy a miniature tree in a big pot that we can move inside and decorate for Christmas each year so I will not only be helping the ozone layer I won't get dead pine needles on my floor.

3.When do you put your tree up?
Usually about the 10th of December, but I feel like we just put it up and it's down again, so this year we put it up on the 24th November.

4.When do you take your tree down?
Always before the first day of the New Year.

5.Do you like eggnog?
No. I don't like anything alcoholic with milk or cream involved. It is going to curdle at some point and I'm not letting that be in my tummy.

6.Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes, because even though I may not have a faith, it is important to teach my children the story and the reason behind the Christmas holiday. Mum bought me my nativity a couple of years ago, and it's beautiful.

7.Favorite Christmas Movie?
I don't like Christmas movies much. Too cheesy.

8.Favorite Christmas cookie?
Almond cresents (what are they CALLED? I can't remember) They are an almond shortbread and so smooth and creamy.

9.Where will you eat Christmas dinner?
We will have lunch at my Aunty's house. It's a WonderMan family year but they are not having dinner this year.

10.Angel, bow or star on top of your tree?
A star that my eldest daughter made when she was two.

11.Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
People seem to go all insane and selfish, and I never get the book I ask for.

12.Do you like Fruitcake?
Oh yes. Hand me a fruitcake and leave me alone til New Years....

13.What are you most excited about the holidays?
After Christmas we are moving somewhere lovely that has lots and lots of wine. So the holidays are just a means to an end really!

14.Do you open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?
Christmas morning.

15.Will you still be wrapping presents on Christmas Eve? 
I can be 100% sure of that yes, and probably still finishing my daughter's dresses too!

A big huge Merry Christmas to my Meet Me On Monday readers! See you in 2012!


  1. Isn't it amazing how the time slips away, and before you know it, it's Christmas Eve!

  2. Unbelievable!!! The post of 15th December could have been written by myself with the exception of Facebook and curling ribbon.

    Every bloody sentence you wrote I am there with you..... I also loved your Friday rant.
    I am so over everybody having to be being "so nice" and 'polite' in their posts. It's your/their blog... they can write what they want. With the exception of personal attacks, of course.
    Keep your guns loaded and I'll round 'em up at the corner!!!

  3. @Arty Marti - it's amazing how quickly it sneaked up this year.... it was almost like it had been hiding around the corner!

  4. @Lydia - WOW! Thankyou so much :) Sometimes we need to let it go, yes? That's partly why I am writing, because it means I can rant and bluster and "shout" online and I'm less likely to shout at someone in real life!


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