The food was prepared, the presents packed, we’d booked our bikes, our ‘festive cake making’ classes and our visit to Father Christmas BUT last week, disaster struck: two of the children came down with chicken pox!
Obviously we couldn’t turn up at CP with two infectious children (plus, I’ve never had it and I really didn’t want to get it just in time for the festive season!) so we’ve managed to change the weekend.
Christmas (or at least, that part of it), has therefore been cancelled and moved to the end of January.
It’s not a major disaster, in the grand scheme of things and it meant that – finally – I could make a start this weekend on part 2 of my serial for The People’s Friend.
It’s tricky to carve out the time to write at this time of year, isn’t it? (Or maybe you don’t even try and give yourself December off?!). So, to help me on my merry way, I’ve bought myself a ‘Christmas Reward Chart’ for £1.99 from Morrisons.
I know, it’s sad, but if you love stationery like me, then this might appeal to you too!
There are happy Santa stickers:
and grumpy Santa stickers:
For every day that I spend at least an hour in my cave writing, I can add a happy Santa sticker to the chart.
For every day that I don’t manage it – a grumpy red Santa will appear. I’ve put a big cross in Christmas day as I’m giving myself the day off then!
Erm.. please tell me I’m not mad. Has anyone else got any cunning ways to ‘get writing’ over Christmas?!