Unless you have been living on a cloud this last month you will know the John Lewis advert.
This one >>>>
Ok, it made me cry the first time I saw it. Maybe just a little.
But let’s look a little deeper into the middle class myth here. We are buying into the John Lewis ideal – of course, the advertising agency has done their job exceedingly well – yet as much as I love to browse around the kitchen and haberdashery departments of good old JL whenever I get the chance, Christmas for me this year and at any other is not about what I buy, how much I spend, or having the best.
I already have the best.
I have all I could want, and this is what I am looking forward to this year:
❆ brews with my brothers and some quality sibling time
❆ the Mini Divas getting excited about Christmas for the first time
❆ unplugging the madness for a bit to sit by the fire in my jim jams
❆ crisp, bright, cheek pinching days to go for a walk, feed the ducks or end up in a local for some hot steaming coffee
❆ more sitting in jim jams
❆ roasted chestnuts
❆ catching up with my school mates and out kids for out annual drink to kickstart Christmas Eve
❆ the way my little town gets busy as everyone comes home for a few days
❆ brandy butter.
❆ no timetable for a week. bliss.
❆ mini diva toys to play with
❆ santa being magical again
❆ 4 generations in one place having a party
❆ the xmas day midnight curry the in-laws do de rigeur
See how much that lot cost? Not a lot.
Remember this year that if gifts seem expensive and money is tight, it’s not about the consumer craziness people.
Enjoy the magic in your own way – here is a reminder of simplicity from the Diva archives:
Keep it cold, colourful and creative.
Dex Diva x