I’m not! Not yet at least. I have done some of my shopping (still about half to finish) and most of my cards to American family and friends and also overseas friends. But no cards to UK yet. There is still a heck of a lot left to do before the 25th…. which is only 17 days away. We don’t even have a tree yet. Eeeek!

What are you making for dinner? I think we’re having turkey, stuffing, nut roast, green bean bake, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, sprouts, carrots, cheesecake, mince pies (funny story in my book about mince pies), and xmas pud. And of course Christmas crackers! (the best part according to my eldest).

I also have 8 design projects with pre-xmas deadlines, an article to write for an expat blog and various school and dance xmas shows and carol services to drop off, pick up and attend, food to prepare for kids’ xmas parties and lots of food shopping, food prep and baking to do. Please excuse me if I’m passed out from exhaustion Christmas day! I’m sure many other working mothers are in the same boat. Why is it that Christmas is always the mother’s domain? Let’s agree to take boxing day off completely!

3 fab reasons why Bringing Up Brits makes a great xmas present

1. It’s ONLY £10 if bought directly from me (email meg@bringingupbrits.co.uk)

2. It’s a wonderful read for parents who are foreign to Britain

3. It’s a thoughtful and supportive personal gift for your wife, husband or partner (or for yourself!) which will last forever and can be read again and again.

Have a listen: Podcast about Bringing Up Brits