Mr Hsg is going to drive me to London, drop me off at my daughters house and return back to the boat to spend Christmas with the cats! He struggles with Christmas, and says he feels ‘awkward’ celebrating in the company of my daughter (or friends). I understand how he feels as it is the same when I am with unfamiliar people. I miss being with my daughter, and Christmas for us is about cooking the dinner together, sitting eating and enjoying the day. We are close and I know that it is hard for others to break into that closeness, but it is important for the two of us to have every moment we enjoy together that we can. Mr Hsg and I have been together for nearly 4 years, my daughter and I, nearly 28 years…….
I have packed a bag, made a list of what I am taking and feeling both excited and guilty. Excited about spending Christmas with Claire who loves Christmas, and guilty for not worrying about not being with Mr Hsg who hates celebrating anything, especially Christmas! He obviously cares about me to understand that it is important for me to have these times with Claire.
My list: Presents, food; Turkey, Veg, Gluten free things..Camera, Tablet (charged up), Christmas cheer!!
To you all.