I would like to spend this day without family.
Don't get me wrong, I love my kids etc and I absolutely LOVE all of the build-up; making the house look festive and all the lovely aromas and so on and so forth but ... I put in a great deal of effort and they always expect me to do this and I do love it too - so you may ask "why"?
I am single and have a 20 yr old daughter who still lives with me and an independent older son (and believe me I am not one of those "yummy-mummy's). They will do all their things on the Eve (as I would absolutely expect and encourage) and begga off on the day leaving me with 2 grumpy cats and extremely poor TV (yes, I still have TV) to keep me company.
I do not need to find a man, do salsa classes, knit or indeed any such pass-times that are supposedly de rigueur. I do not have oodles of money in order to book into a posh hotel and believe me I would actually prefer to fly off to Greece or Turkey and spend my day dabbling my toes in the sea than spend it dressed up at a dinner table eating over cooked food for the masses). I do not really know what I am asking here .. but surely I cannot be alone in my thinking??
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