The true cost of Christmas

As Christmas is on the tongues on many (and the shelves of many more) I’ll really spoil your day and say The Big One is only 121 days away.
Thought I’d repost this (Sue Vincent has done something similar which preceeds this post) in the hope that maybe readers will get some ideas that won’t cost a fortune and still have fun at the appropriate time.

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According to reports, the average British Family are going to spend in excess of £800 on Christmas, with almost a quarter of those spending more than they can afford (link).

The TV commercials are full of festive cheer……. spending, gambling, and borrowing, with loans attracting interest of 1200% plus.

A lot of people think I’m a Scrooge, and that’s OK.
scrooge duck
I make no bones about it, having been on the merry-go-round of spending more than I could afford and then taking a year to pay for it.
And for what?
Piles of discarded gifts amongst the wrappings (some referred to as ‘junk’) by ungrateful sods who were more interested in comparisons in volume.
Then there were the Family members (not mine) who invited themselves to my table, ate my food, drank my wine, belched and farted all afternoon without so much as an offer of help with the washing…

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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