Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

I overslept last night and missed out on the 24-hour trading at Chaddy.

Actually, I woke up at 2am, contemplated for half an hour on whether or not to get changed and head out, but decided to go back to bed in the end.

There wasn't really anything in particular that we needed to buy, we just wanted to join the Christmas shopping crowd and soak up the lively atmosphere.

There is something exciting that Bee and I love about late night shopping. Maybe it's just cool to have so many people out and about at wee hours in the night, kinda reminds us of when we were kids and the only time we were allowed to stay up late was on the eve of a holiday. It's so, festive!

But it was too cold for a summer night and I was tired from a long day of work, so I opted to stay in my warm bed instead.

12 hours later, we went to Chaddy at 2pm.

We headed to Lindt first to pick up the macarons (or "Delices", as Lindt call them) we were getting Bee's aunty for Christmas, but there were only caramel ones left and their afternoon delivery was running late.

While waiting for the nice assistant from Lindt to call me to notify me about their new batch of macarons, Bee and I went to have lunch at Laurent and I made the mistake of ordering their macarons for dessert.

I've always loved Laurent, but their macarons is a disgrace! The shells are flat and chewy, and the ganache is too "buttery". Hmm, any chance of us ever getting Ladurée macarons here in Melbourne?

After lunch, we swung by David Jones to pick up the Royal Doulton wine glasses for Bee's uncle, and on the way, a set of Laura Ashley bedsheets for our future king size bed.

Bee was in a jolly good mood to shop, but I was getting cranky after a mere hour. I was pulling a long sour face as Bee made a quick trip to the supermarket for groceries. It's becoming a serious problem that I get tired and agitated so easily these days!

Anyway, we should have a full day to rest at home tomorrow since we told a white lie about us going away for a road trip in order to get out of Christmas lunch with Bee's uncle's family. It would be nice to catch up with everyone for the holiday, but I'm just not in the mood to socialise.

(Bad, I know.)

It's so hard to lie though! Bee delivered the presents to his uncle's house in the evening and we had to rehearse the details so many times beforehand. It takes so many other little lies to cover up an original lie, it's exhausting! How do some people do it on a daily basis?

(Again, bad, I know.)

So tonight, as everyone else is out partying, I'll probably be in bed by 9pm. Is it weird that I couldn't be happier?

I really am officially old now, ain't I? :|

Well, to the rest of you youngsters out there, party hard and party safe, have fun but do it responsibly.

For those of you who are like me, sleep tight.

It is, indeed, a silent night.