Doing the Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve

I am about to continue a long running tradition of mine: doing my Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve.

I will be heading to Liffey Valley shopping centre shortly and will be there before the centre opens.

My Christmas shopping is not a long campaign, but more of a commando operation.

I know who I am buying for, I know what I want, and it will be very much a case of in and out in what will appear to be a military exercise.

Maybe one of these years I will be caught out and it will all go wrong, and I will be empty handed on Christmas morning. But that is part of the thrill of shopping so late, perhaps.

And, yes, I do agree that is easier for us men.

Anyway, Happy Christmas to you and your loved ones.