In my view

I CAN’T believe I recently purchased advent calendars.

This is way out of my comfort zone as I usually leave it until the beginning of December at the earliest.

I almost felt obliged to buy them early this year as I was walking into the supermarket to get my weekly shop, the shelves full of Christmas stuff were overloaded right in front of me at the entrance and I ended up with two packets of tinsel, four advent calendars and some chocolates for the tree.

But is it ever too early to buy things for Christmas?

I started to see Christmas related things in the shops towards the end of September and it was earlier than I can ever remember.

I envy people who can decide what they are buying for Christmas three months before the event but I actually enjoy the hustle and bustle of last minute shopping.

In my opinion, there’s nothing more festive than wrapping presents close to Christmas.

Maybe next year I will start shopping in September but this year is going to be done at my usual hurried pace.

I admire anyone who is organised and anyone who has any tips on being organised for Christmas can tell me how they do it on our Facebook page - I definitely need advice!

However late or early you get ready for Christmas I hope you all have fun in the process.