tofu is piled high in preparation for our veggie Xmas. We'll be having lots of no-fuss dips and nibbles with stuffed peppers and baked tofu steaks on Xmas Eve, to give me a chance to finish off the wrapping (finish off is the understatement of the year, see the sad and lonely tree below!). Is there anybody out there who enjoys wrapping? If so I haven't found them yet. Seems like one too many mountains to climb at this stage. Being an avid recycler, I try to be mindful of the impact of my actions, reusing old wrapping paper whenever possible.
|Have got a long way to go yet!|
I love celebrations, the coming together of people in a common cause, but I have to admit I find the excesses and commercialism of Xmas ultimately depressing. Being a knitter helps as it's gratifying to be able to give handmade gifts as well as things from the kitchen like chutney and cakes.
I'm not a religious person, so Xmas is more about celebrating the solstice, looking forward to what the New Year might bring and reminding myself that we have to do better and try harder to make our planet a place where all people, regardless of creed, country or colour, can find peace, health and happiness. Let's make it happen!