OK, the season can start now (but not until I’ve had some sleep…)

It was my last day at work today. I’ve taken tomorrow off then we’re closed from Thursday until 4th January. Now the Christmas season is officially allowed to start (not that anybody actually listens to me or anything… as those who read my last post will know, the seasonal stuff has been going on for so long now I’m actually starting to wish it was all over!)

We’re travelling up to Jan’s parent’s place tomorrow, which means right now I should be sorting out the flat to prevent the leftover food and dirty dishes from going on a rampage while I’m gone and killing all the neighbours. In case you hadn’t guesed from the words “should be”, that is not in fact what I’m doing. Instead I’m sitting in front of the computer sulking because I’m cold and tired (I was up at 5:30 this morning!) and because Jan is coming back from Hamburg tonight (where work sent him at short notice on Friday and where he should have been back from yesterday!) and he has to go straight to his place to pack for going away tomorrow, so I won’t see him until we’re actually on the train which just isn’t faaair. I have bought and wrapped the very last of this year’s presents and managed to pack all my stuff though, so I’m not entirely useless.

Anyway, in case I don’t manage to blog again I shall take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2010. I promise to be a better blogger next year. Love to you all. ♥

Phew

I made it! Today was my last day at work. I’m officially on holiday now. My colleague and I got presents from the bosses – a bottle of champagne and the biggest box of Lindt chocolates ever. And my boss, who stayed at home today, called me after I’d left work and left a message on my mobile (which was still on silent from work) to wish me a Merry Christmas. I was allowed to leave at 4:30 which was nice because I still have a million and one things to do before I leave tomorrow… which would explain why I’m writing a blog instead of doing them. Yes, I really know how to prioritise. I have been home for over an hour though, and in that time I’ve managed to write out my last remaining Christmas cards. Now I’m off into town to get the posted and buy one or two last minute bits and bobs that need to come to England with me. Then it’ll be back home to finish wrapping Christmas gifts (and my sister’s birthday present), sort out which clothes I’m taking and get my room sorted. Then it’ll be time for the Christmas party on my floor and at some point Jan will be coming over with his suitcase for me to put my stuff into. Looking at the pile of presents I have waiting to be packed I’m almost certain we’re going to end up paying humongous fees to get the luggage on the areoplane… and since we’re flying to Dublin then to Newcastle we’ll have to pay twice. Which reminds me, really must get some money out while I’m in town…

OK, better get moving or I’ll never get all of that done. Wish me luck!