How we feel about Christmas can vary from year to year. Sometimes we NEED the festive season to force us to stop, relax, and take stock. I confess, this year I'm feeling mildly inconvenienced by it. Everything work-related sort of winds down from November onwards, which is lovely really, but I actually WANT to get on with stuff! However, the social scene hots up as people feel a compulsion to get together BEFORE the big day, as if 25th December is the deadline for all friendship interaction.
I don't know how you guys below the equator deal with this, but I'm currently enjoying warm sunshine streaming in through my open window, and the mild weather is not making me think of cosy fur-laden sleighs or reindeer stamping through the snow. Maybe when it starts being all frosty outside and cosy inside I'll start feeling more festive!
Although I find it annoying when commercials start referring to it actually BEING Christmas when they start playing in October, I do appreciate the reminder to get my present-buying self in gear. So I'm going to be a big old hypocrite now and say.... Happy Christmas! (Yes, it's weeks away.) But I thought you might like a heads up – The Princess Guide to Being a Cat is now available in paperback, and in my humble opinion it would make a great Secret Santa or stocking filler gift!
I'm also hosting some giveaways so there's always a chance for you to win a free copy.
- One on Amazon https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/f01d3ebc2b2904e3
- One on Goodreads, which will run from December 12th to the 19th https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/165977-the-princess-guide-to-being-a-cat (this link isn't live yet, but I'm giving you advance notice!)
- Finally, one on Facebook: all you have to do is "Like" my page on FB https://www.facebook.com/ThePrincessGuideToLife/ for the chance to win a paperback in the new year.
If that's not exciting enough, The Princess Guide to Life is now being stocked in many libraries in the UK and USA (hopefully Australia will be added to the list in 2016). So even if you're not a member of Kindle Unlimited, you can still read it free.
On that note.... MERRY CHRISTMAS!