Usually this sentence has the whole of Team Lloyd dancing in the halls with our Christmas Jumpers on and loudly singing along to The Buble. But this year I have to say all it’s done is made me madly homesick. We are still waiting for the container to catch up with us, last seen in Fleet, Hampshire, UK on October 9th 2015 driving away in the sunshine. Last known whereabouts: Customs, somewhere in the US.
The container should be released in time for Christmas so we are told, and back in October whilst our world was being packed up I didn’t think through the implications of that. Team Lloyd Christmas Traditions start today. At least they should. Tonight there will be no putting of the angel on top of the tree, no lights being put around the bannister, no little Santa sat under the Christmas Tree keeping a watchful eye on us all, and no Christmas Stockings being found.
Although I know these things will happen, and I feel terrible at being so sad as there are so many good things that we are doing here it doesn’t make the homesick feeling any easier. If we hadn’t made this massive life changing move we would be at home right now
putting up the tree, wearing our jumpers and feeling all christmassy Ok, actually asleep, but with all of these traditions happily completed!
I haven’t been able to shake this sadness for a couple of days, so I thought I would pay tribute to our usual traditions and have them here on record and maybe have a little weep about all that I am missing from England and then remember that we are all here together, safe and well, and the traditions will just have to be put on hold this year.
Team Lloyd’s First Day Of Christmas Traditions
- Wear Christmas Jumpers
- Listen to The Buble
- Open the Lego Advent Calendars
- Put Up Pretty Lights everywhere
- Put Up the Christmas Tree
- B Lloyd place the angel on top of the tree
- Decorate the tree with all our precious collected ornaments
- Write and leave a letter to Father Christmas under the Christmas Tree
- B Lloyd start playing christmas songs on the violin
- Start the Christmas Movie List
- Eat Sausages wrapped in bacon with bread sauce whist doing number 7
- Go to bed exhausted and excited for the second day of Christmas
It’s beginning to look a lot like last Christmas.
*heads off to a corner to weep*
*wipes eye* I know, we don’t need “stuff” to be together and have fun, and to be honest when I get over myself there are traditions that of course we can still do, just modified this year, and to be honest just being together is the most important thing. But Mr Customs if you just happen to be reading….if anything happens to my Christmas Boxes I will be having serious words. Certain baubles can be replaced but are priceless and mean the absolute world to us.