The Last Days of Christmas
I know I’ve said it before, but Christmas this year really seemed to be over almost before it begun.
One of the things I’d really wanted to do in December was to take a walk around Edinburgh’s Christmas market, which I posted about last year. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to go before Christmas itself (because we were too busy preparing for Christmas, ironically…), so as this was the last weekend it would be there, we decided to take a trip into the city on Saturday afternoon.
Quite a few of the stalls had already shut up shop for the season, but it was still fun to take a stroll past the ones that were left, and take in the atmosphere of all the funfair rides, ice-rinks, etc. Edinburgh is cold at this time of year (although it wasn’t too bad this weekend, surprisingly!), but it’s so pretty with all of the Christmas lights up, so I’m glad we got a chance to see it, even although we were typically late to the party.
Today should technically be the first day of “normality” after the busyness of the festive season, but Terry’s brother and his wife are visiting from Greece this week (and it’s Terry’s mum’s birthday today, too), so we’ve taken a few extra days off to spend time with them, and prolong the festivities a little longer. I’m at the stage now where I actually WANT to eat healthily, go for a nice, bracing run, and get stuck into those New Year’s goals, but by the time you read this, I’ll be getting ready for another meal out, so those resolutions are going to have to wait for a few more days. Ah well: the treadmill will still be there next week… unfortunately so will the cupboard full of chocolate and other Christmas treats, so it looks like I’m going to be needing those new workout clothes I decided to stock up on last week!