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I’m generally not into Christmas. It represents the antithesis of what we are trying to do every day.
Rather than avoiding waste and excess and being green it’s about something else.
There’s over spending, over buying, extra waste, loads of rubbish, all manner of crazy unnecessary things and
Any attempts to query Christmas are always met with criticism that we are Scrooges or miserable.
I have a problem with that. I don’t believe in the traditional Christmas story so I don’t want to celebrate it.
Today I did something a bit Christmassy that I think is positive.
A shoe box appeal. I was able to find a whole bunch of useful things to fill a box for a child. Children who don’t have very much at all.
It has soap and a toothbrush and a toys. It has pens and pencils and paper. It’s simple but I think it will be useful.
What bugs you about Christmas?
What do you prefer to avoid?
a blog by a multilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...