So this Christmas is a bit different to every other year. Normally I either spend it on my own since I live so far away from the family, and the fact I don’t get Christmas holidays, or I see my family, if I somehow manage to get the time off. This year is different, it is my first proper Christmas with the other half. Last year doesn’t count as we’d only just got together.
I say I get to spend it with the other half, the truth is he is a chef so he has to work all day, but his mum has asked me to go to her house and spend it with the rest of the family. This year is the first year I have had money for gifts, and you can tell, I’ve bought everyone a gift and not had to do Boots 3for2 offer, and still limit gifts to 10 pound each. I’ve got so many gifts for people and cannot wait to give everyone theirs.
I’ve even got gifts this year. Nothing from the other half is wrapped but that’s because I picked what I wanted as he thinks I’m hard to shop for. I’m not, I’m really not. Anything Harry Potter related and I’d be happy. I did buy myself a present, the tablet I’m writing this on. It was on sale and thought I’d treat myself. Mum bought me an Amazon Echo that I’ve been using for over a month already. Normally mum just sends me money and I’ll buy food with it, but this year she bought me something.
Did you notice I said I have money this year. New good paying job that I enjoy, the other half moved in with me and I’ve just taken out an 11.9% APR loan to get rid of the 40% APR variable credit card, saving myself 170 pounds per month.
I have to say this a good year and Christmas 2017 is going to be great.