Monday, 20 May 2013

Day 19: Traditions

I have an almost-Asperger's-like level of obsession with order and tradition, and drive my family mad with my insistence that things must always be done "just so".  This comes to a fore in the run-up to Christmas.  I wrote in detail about my festive preparations back in November, but that post barely touched upon the iron-like grip I maintain on the family traditions at Christmas.  Some of those traditions date back to my childhood - the Christmas Eve meal of lentil & carrot soup, for example - while others are more recent additions, such as watching Carols From Kings.  I'm ashamed to say that I can become a bit of a brat whenever anyone suggests making a change to our routines.  What can I say?  I don't cope well with change!


  1. Haha I'm like that at Christmas time too! My mum works part of Christmas day now and when it first started I had a few temper tantrums (age, um, 25...). But the holidays are precious and untouchable! :)

    1. Yep, I totally do the temper tantrum thing! So mature.