Not long now till the Big Day. Have you ever wondered, though, why, every year, we rush around buying presents, scribbling cards, battling through the queues and endless checkouts, buying more than we'll ever need with cash we haven't got and more likely than not will be paying off till next Christmas when we can start the whole silly process off again.
Or maybe you're one of those uber organised people who starts your Christmas shopping in January, have your Christmas cake baked by February, your cards written by March, your presents wrapped by April, your turkey ordered by May, your decs up by September and can sit there smugly on Christmas Eve sipping your mulled wine - if you are one of these people then I take my hat off to you because I wish I was like that!
But, if you're like me, in the middle of your frantic 'last minute' present buying, stop and note down anything and everything that springs to mind about the festive period. Look at the articles the magazines have published and be observant as you are walking around doing your festive business - you never know what inspiration for new article ideas you will find.
I know it'll be too late for this year, but it will stand you in good stead ready for next year when you start pitching your festive ideas - you'll have a few months in order to mull it all over in your head and come up with something unique.
I'm taking a break from blogging until the New Year now. So I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.