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Anyone spending Christmas completely alone? Inspiration for food and activities

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MrsBertMacklin Tue 25-Nov-14 18:56:22

This will be my first Christmas completely on my own and I'm kind-of looking forward to it, but don't want to spend the whole day in front of the TV.

Plan so far involves getting up quite early, going for a 2-hour walk/run round Richmond Park, coming back for a bit of breakfast and a read of whatever books I get. Dinner needs to feature at some point and will have a bit of a TV/sloth session, but what else?

BrieAndChilli Tue 25-Nov-14 18:59:10

Bath with lots of candles
Christmas quiz

Georgethesecond Tue 25-Nov-14 19:05:10

Save the Christmas puzzle sections from the papers.

Record Carols from Kings college.

Church?

MrsBertMacklin Tue 25-Nov-14 20:21:45

Bath for the end of the day sounds good.

Carols and puzzles a bit sedate, but has reminded me to start working on my Christmas playlists!

MsAspreyDiamonds Tue 25-Nov-14 20:23:08

Do you want to be alone or would you be ok with meeting people? The reason I asked was because shelters & soup kitchens always need volunteers.

Long bath
nice book
film
whatever you want to eat
music

ThinkIveBeenHacked Tue 25-Nov-14 20:29:40

Ooh yy to Soup Kitchen. And a long hot bubble bath.

Are there any films out/due out that you want to see? Id probably treat myself to the first three Hunger Games films (assuming no.3 is out for Christmas) and do a bit of a marathon film session in the evening with a bottle of Prosecco, nice cheeses and olives etc.

CaffeineDeficit Tue 25-Nov-14 21:33:49

Given you're not after sedate, here's a couple of slightly quirky active suggestions for you. If you've got a bike, how about a ride up into central London? I've got friends who've done this on Christmas day and they say it's great to be able to cycle and enjoy the sights, while the streets are pretty much devoid of traffic. Also, since you mentioned Richmond Park, how about a morning swim at Hampton Pool? They're open til noon.

MsAspreyDiamonds Wed 26-Nov-14 03:52:41

If you come into central London to see the lights, then hospitals and hotels will be open for a loo & hot drink break. Everywhere else would be shut.

magpiegin Wed 26-Nov-14 04:07:25

Some lidos do Christmas Day swims or you could do a parkrun

bigbluestars Wed 26-Nov-14 06:47:47

Have you thought about volunteering? I helped one year at the Salvation Army Christmas lunch, and it was a wonderfully rewarding day.

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