What a year!
Firstly, seasons greetings to all you out there who have read the blog and listened to the podcast during the year. Without all of you to urge me on via comments, likes, personal emails, and iTunes reviews, I may have thrown in the towel a while ago.
Regular Blogging and Podcasting does take a fair bit of time out of my week, but I still believe that it is so very worthwhile. Not only is it personally satisfying, but it has helped build a community of like-minded people who I just enjoy interacting with, as well as becoming a massive archive and knowledge base of our journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle.
I have mentioned a few times that we were going to have a very modest Christmas celebration today which was entirely focused around family.
We kind of had two celebrations today, one at breakfast, then one for dinner.
Breakfast was croissants, ham, and cheese with fresh fair trade coffee. Kim, Ben, and I gathered around our modest tree and shared our presents. There were only a few thoughtful gifts, mainly clothes for Ben as he is a growing lad, and a Sodastream. We do like the occasional fizzy drink, so decided that we would produce no more waste in this area of our lives. You get to reuse the same bottle over and over and can get the CO2 cylinder recharged or swapped.
Then we headed off to our daughter Megan’s house for lunch, which was delicious and played board games with Amy, Lawrence, Megan, and Jake. We had a ball.
Back for a nap, then a Skype call with Adam, Sina, and baby Emily in Germany.
What a great day. No consumerism necessary to have a brilliant time with family. As I mentioned in podcast episode 091, you don’t need to buy your family’s love. You just need to be present and in the moment. I love and treasure all of my family, and had the best day ever!
Hope you had a great time today and celebrated in your own special way. I will be back to regular posts next week, and Kim will be joining me in our end of year wrap-up podcast episode that will be published soon. That should be a hoot.
Take care one and all. Love and hugs to you and your family, and thanks for dropping by for each and every post!