It feels like hot cross buns only left our shelves yesterday and yet here we are in November already.
Kids have started writing lists and stores are spewing out wreaths and tinsel decorations like there’s no tomorrow.
I cannot believe we have hit Christmas season again. Seriously, where did this year go?
Each year, around this time, I stare at my calendar and brace myself.
Around September it’s still fairly open, by October I get a few invitations then BAM – November hits and I don’t have a free weekend until the New Year.
I’m sure you all know what I am talking about. Yes, people, I am talking about Christmas parties.
It is the time of year when we find that even our Facebook friends want to catch up in real life.
Then of course there are work parties, family gatherings and the usual excessive get togethers with each of your friendship groups.
Now don’t get me wrong – I love a good party. But what I don’t love is the following conversation:
“So, do you want me to bring anything?”
“Oh we’ve got it covered, just bring something small.”
Every year, time and time again, it’s the same conversation.
It’s like the polite way of saying, “yes, bring food but I have no idea what you should bring so you can just figure that part out yourself.”
So there you are, obliged to bring food yet stuck with no idea what to actually bring.