What will you be doing over the holiday season? I'd love to hear from readers what they have planned.
Christmas seems to have come around very fast this year, only 10 days to go and as yet we've not really done much shopping - mainly because of a shortage of cash (and still no cash point card) and also because there isn't much to buy here for the kids that they A) haven't already got and B) need or want.
We'll be having a fairly quiet Christmas I expect. A nice lunch and a relaxing day, maybe the neighbours will come round, who knows? There will be no queens speech for us or games of scrabble as we're not that kind of people (not that there's anything wrong with either of those things) but more of a chill out day where the animals get cared for, the meal gets cooked and we get to spend some quality time together. We might even have a glass of wine or 2!
Christmas is one of the times when we do miss other family members being around, but in a way it does make us appreciate them more and when we do get to see them makes the time more special. We'll be making a few calls and sending text messages to special people over the holidays and also chatting to some friends online I'd imagine, but if you don't hear from us it either means we've not had a chance to get in touch or our phone/internet is playing up again, which is something that happens regularly in rural Bulgaria.