Christmas decorations: We seem to be lacking motivation to get the tinsel out – Hayley Matthews

I've hummed and hawed about putting up Christmas decorations and a tree this year.

By Hayley Matthews
Saturday, 28th November 2020, 12:30 pm
While some have gone to town on their Christmas decorations, Hayley Matthews is feeling a bit uncertain (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)
While some have gone to town on their Christmas decorations, Hayley Matthews is feeling a bit uncertain (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

It's more to do with me trying to tidy up the place than having little Christmas spirit. However, if I'm honest, I'm completely lacking any sort of motivation to do anything at the moment.

I'd had paint that I'd gotten ages ago but felt rubbish when I was pregnant with our youngest so had never gotten round to doing anything with it.

Then a good few years on (I know), lockdown struck and the urge to paint was massive! However, with two kids at home and constant washing, cooking and cleaning to do, it meant the paint was still sitting in the pot until about two weeks ago.

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I've still to tidy up the corners and the ceiling so feel any decorations would just draw attention to my shabby unfinished paint-work and, let's be honest, it's not like anyone's coming (other than Santa).

I'm also struggling to make myself half presentable on a daily basis, never mind have my home looking snazzy.

One of my neighbours has had her decorations up for a while and the place looks great from the street but I have to be honest by saying that I'm not seeing as many decorations about as I normally would at this time of year so, maybe I'm not the only one lacking in motivation to get the tinsel and lights out.

I think because we're all still a little unsure of what we can and can't do, we're all still waiting on the festive cheer arriving.

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