Sadly, with preparations for Christmas and Saint Lucia’s day progressing with good cheer and peaceful spirits, we are back to eating supper on our laps!
Every table in the house has been commandeered for stitching …
sticking and opening
And when the moment finally comes that we have parcels ready for posting, we jump to it, fill the bags …
… and race off to the post office, desperate to make the 12.30 closing (gee whizz Australia Post! couldn’t you show a wee bit of Christmas cheer and have extended hours for the holiday season!), and ignore the fact that we haven’t cleaned our teeth, or brushed our hair, and are wearing our garden thongs. Hopefully we won’t see anyone we know :-0
p.s. hours later … credit where credit’s due, we drove into the GPO in the city at 12.20pm and, with great Christmas cheer, patience and good humour, the post office staff there just kept on greeting customers and stamping parcels, loooooong after the short hand reached 12 and the long hand hit 6. Merry Christmas lovely post people – may you be rewarded with friendly customers and short journeys home at the end of a busy day :-)