Skip to main content

Merry Christmas! Not so Merry?

With Christmas just days away, We can see all the towns decorated with lights, tinsel, wreaths and bells, you can feel the spirit of the eve everywhere around you. You can see people getting cozy with warm woolen and mittens, shopping around searching for the best gifts for their loved ones.
 Suddenly, you realized you are going to miss all the love this year because you will be away from home, which also means away from your family. You are stuck with workloads and you are unable to fly back home. All the festive vibes around you just turned into a 'Not so Merry Christmas' #reason- You are away from home. 
Well, you are not alone, there are many who are stucked in the same situation and couldn't not make  it to be around with families. Me being one of em (Of course) blame it on my busy schedule :(

Well, I decided that I won't make this joyous season gloomy just because I am not home, nor will I make yours a sad one. So, I have come up with some 'great' if not exciting things to do when you are away for a family holiday reunion.

1. Send gifts of love- And, when I say gifts,  I also mean the real ones with lots of love. What you can do is, buy something for everyone instead of shelling out on your flight tickets. Trust me nothing's better than receiving gifts from someone who is away from you.
 Your loved ones would be happy and even you too. (A win win situation ain't  it)

2. Ring up dear ones- Since you don't want to lock yourself up and be under a blanket brooding, why not ring up your dear ones and wish them season greetings, or you can have a video call with them. (Remember!! technology can bring us near even when you are far away)

3. Read more- Am sure, no one would like to spend this festive time binging or becoming a couch potato sitting in front of the television and having a movie marathon which would probably make you lazy. I suggest you brew some warm chocolate drink with lots of  marshmallow on it and get to reading some good books which you could not do all this time.

4. Go out, have some fresh air- I know the idea of seeing happy faces around may make you feel disappointed, but what is more fun then to go out alone and try all the yummy pastries and cupcakes at the nearest patisseries with no one to control you. Sounds fun already!?

5. Light up your room- Just because you don't get to go home doesn't mean you can't light up and decorate your room (Says who?) go buy the best looking twinkling lights and accessorize it the way you want it to. (Don't forget to click a picture and post it on Instagram with hashtag #DIY)

6. Set a Christmas mood- Turn on the seasons music (Tis the season!!) and feel the vibes of a joyous celebration and yeah, sing it aloud too.

7. Bake  a cake- And lastly, Christmas is never complete without a delicious plum cake on the kitchen shelf, get ready with your baking attire and whip some cream, plump and butters. Turn your 'not so Merry'  a 'Merry Merry Christmas'!!
           Wishing everyone  a 'Joyous Christmas', may this season brings you love and lots of laughter around. 
 And, to those who are away from home, you are not alone... don't you feel lonely, You still have your loved ones, it's just that they are some few miles away. Their heart's remember you.
After all...

Image Credit- Google


Popular posts from this blog

Ahaglow Face Wash Review

Tried and Tested! For the past two months, I went through a very bad acne outburst phase. And when I say bad, it means BAD. So, with my knack for researching, I googled trying to find a cure or maybe at least some home remedies to treat my acne. But, a multiple trial and error and I gave up.  We know how pimple popping is more than just satisfying, hence the 'habit' left me with very bad scares on my forehead and chin, also I noticed more acne than I had in the first place.  Finally, a visit to my dermatologists came to my rescue. She prescribed  some medication i.e. face wash (I am coming to this), some anti-acne ointments, and a few capsules to take.  Obviously, I had to religiously follow the skin routine treatment, but in the hour of everything, there was this thing which I discovered… it was the face wash (Yep, the point of this blog, TBH) which I can give the entire credit to. AKA presenting to you my fountain of youth in a face wash (I am exaggerating a lil bit.) Ahaglow.…

Killing Time in Delhi by Ravi Shankar Etteth: Book Review

About the Book Bon vivant Charlie Seth, a privileged denizen of Lutyens’ Delhi, leads a life of idle luxury fuelled by money, drugs, sex, and parties. A cocaine overdose kills his ditzy girlfriend, thrusting him into a maelstrom of conspiracy, murder, blackmail, and promiscuity. As the world of Crazy Rich Punjabis unravels, Charlie’s future is suddenly at the mercy of an enigmatic woman, an unscrupulous swami, a society-obsessed policeman, a slippery drug pusher and a disloyal valet. The only person who can help him is his missing aunt. Holed up in the country palace that his grandfather had won in a game of cards from a raja on Diwali, Charlie plots his revenge. Killing Time in Delhi is a brutally funny look into the shenanigans of Delhi’s ultrarich who live in the fast lane and are high on hypocrisy, borrowed money, and dubious deals.
My Take on the Book You may be wondering, 'if the title of the book is really about 'Killing Time in Delhi?' then,  yes, it is. Also, it is ab…

Book Review: Pyjamas are Forgiving by Twinkle Khanna

Blurb: There sitting on that porch, that light-eyed man, a pitta like me, was my ex-husband and that woman whose inner element I was unaware of unless bitch is accepted as an undiscovered fourth dosha, was his young wife. In the serene sanctuary of Kerala’s Shanthamaaya spa where food is rationed, sex is forbidden and emotions cantered, Anshu meets someone familiar and deeply unsettling – her ex-husband. Bittersweet, funny and wise, Pyjamas Are Forgiving confirms Twinkle Khanna as one of our great storytellers. About the book: The book is narrated by a woman named, Anshu who is in her early 40’s (divorced) and is childless.  To take a well-earned break, Anshu is in a Kerala Ayurvedic Shanthamaaya spa, where food is rationed, sex forbidden, and emotions cantered, whilst on her journey to remove dosha, Anshu is met with a familiar, yet a deeply unsettling sight- her philandering ex-husband, Jay, with his much younger wife, Shalini- who is quite opposite from her, both in physical and emotio…