Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Don't panic!

With just over 24 hours to Christmas Day and even less till the shops close I have just two words to say to you. Don't panic!

Even if you have to nip out to fetch a few last minute ingredients like fresh bread or milk don't feel you have to sweep up everything else that's on offer in your wake.

The shops will be open again on Saturday, some probably on Friday. You more than likely have enough food in your fridge and freezer to last till January 27th, never mind December 27th.

If you find you haven't got something you need it's not the end of the world. Improvise, substitute or get a family member or friend to bring it with them.

Just do yourself a favour and avoid that final mad rush . . .

A very happy Christmas to you all.


Jean said...

Sensible advice Fiona! I went to Aldi this evening to pick up a few bits and pieces, and it looked like the shop had been burgled - there were packets of food strewn across displays, a carton of milk on the floor leaking, no fruit or veg to be seen and very little of anything else. Why do people go so mad?

Merry Christmas to you and yours Fiona, and thank you for all the frugal advice over the year - and the fab book too!

Shey said...

It always makes me laugh the way people panic buy food for Christmas. Then, once that is over, they panic buy food for the New Year! As if the world might end the next day!!!

Merry Christmas Fiona. I hope you and your family have a wonderful and fun-filled festive season.

Fiona Beckett said...

A very happy Christmas to both of you and your families.

You might enjoy the post on mulled wine on the new blog Credit Crunch Drinking.

Fiona Beckett said...

Whoops - meant to give a link to that - which is http://creditcrunchdrinking.blogspot.com/2008/12/mulled-wine-for-one.html

And I haven't been at the mulled wine (yet!)