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Celebrating the small things: Planning staycation holidays

I was talking to one of my best friends Jess about this year and appreciating the small things. We were discussing Chinese New Year, we ordered buns from the Bunhouse in London. Hers are coming on the 12th mine have already been devoured. We chatted about celebrating all the holidays even the random ones that no longer get a mention. I said it’s not something I would normally do as I am not a fan of Valentine’s Day but Jess is really passionate about food and booze.

She made me think that this year we really should make an effort especially as we can’t go anywhere. I have been rolling my eyes at Instagram and hearts everywhere. It’s really not my cup of tea.

Steaming in my rice cooker

I ordered the Valentine’s Day steak meal from Hawksmoor just to have as a treat. Their meat is so good and we are cutting down on red meat this year so this is a big exception for us. Plus it’s expensive I ordered the steak without alcohol because we have so many bottles of champagne that we rarely drink.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day goes against us. We have never done it in the 13 years ( in March) we have been together. So this will be a change for us. We may celebrate Saturday instead so that we can actually enjoy the champagne as Gavin has work the next day.

When Jess said she is celebrating all holidays she made me reevaluate my thought process. I have always been negative about Valentine’s Day and 2021 doesn’t need any more negativity. I thought with all the crap we have had in the last year and continuing this year. We should celebrate the small things. Why not. So I am going to go all out.

So I am going against the grain.

My own grain.

And celebrating the small stuff. It also gives my something to look forward to. I am now looking at other holidays we can celebrate with food and wine. Little staycations in the comfort of our home.

Stay safe and warm, it’s snowing this week. Are making any changes to what you celebrate?

About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

1 comment on “Celebrating the small things: Planning staycation holidays

  1. Pingback: 7 things I have loved this month February 2021 – Dysfunctional Planner

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