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Tuesday 27 December 2022

It's Twixmas !

Twixmas - Everything You Need To Know !

I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas, Eddie and I certainly did. We were fortunate to spend some wonderful time with family. A lot of fun was had, a lot of food was eaten (low carb of course!) alcohol was consumed, (but there was non alcoholic choices too!) All in all time spent filled with love, laughter, and a lot of fun, special family times.

Now, here we are, it's the 27th December and the start of Twixmas. Do I hear you ask the question What is Twixmas? Well, here is everything you need to know about the period between Christmas and New Year ... plus how to make the most of your free time.

Twixmas for many is a favourite time of the year. Once the stress of Christmas Day is over, Twixmas, the relaxed period between Christmas and New Year – when life seems to slow down a little and everyone takes a collective deep breath – comes along to help recharge our batteries before we welcome in another year.

Marked from the 27th until 30th December, here is everything you need to know about Twixmas, including how to spend it.

What is Twixmas?
Twixmas is the term used to describe the days between Christmas and New Year (27th-30th December), when – work and family commitments depending – you can take some much needed down time. For many of us, it's time when we can fully relax and spend our days doing nothing.

Why is it called Twixmas?
Twixmas originates from the old English word 'betwixt' which simply means 'between'.

How can I spend Twixmas?
The simple answer? Any way you want! For some, Twixmas is all about curling up under a blanket in cosy PJs with a festive film, or that buzzed-about boxset or book. For others, it's a chance to get some air, enjoy countryside walks or indulge in a little craft or DIY activities. It's also the perfect time to gather your thoughts ahead of 2023, and write down your new goals.

Things to do during Twixmas:
Cook up something comforting. Twixmas is a great time to use up leftovers. If you have too much Turkey left over the recipe suggestions here may help.

Get cosy and catch up on those Christmas TV specials you missed.

Shop the post-Christmas sales from the comfort of your sofa. Pick up a bargain for the house without having to battle the crowds.

Indulge in a spot of pampering; light some candles, run a bath and kick back with a face mask.

Read one of this year's most talked about books. Or perhaps get lost in the bestselling tome from the year you were born!

Rearrange your bedroom; transform your bedroom space into a tranquil, stylish space to help you unwind at the end of a long day.

Declutter your home and tidy up all of those new presents. Whether it's that jumbled cupboard under the stairs or the kids' bedroom, use Twixmas to get your clean on.

Decorate! With Christmas Day now behind us, why not give your home a lick of paint. Let next year's interior design trends inspire your next move.

Go offline, it's a great way to recharge your mind before 2023 begins.

Slip on your wellies and head out for a countryside walk. Take a thermos of soup or coffee to keep you warm as you wander.
Words/ideas from article here

I think I may spend a little time sitting quietly with a good book, a cup of tea and a low carb cookie biscuit, see more about low carb/keto biscuits here

You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...this is news to me.

Jeff said...

Have a joyful Twixmas!

J.P. Alexander said...

Espero que hayas tenido una linda navidad con tu familia y seres queridos. Te deseo una genial semana

My name is Erika. said...

I love the twixmas. I don't feel like I have to do anything, and I have a good book waiting for me. Smile. Happy Twixmas to you! hugs-Erika

William Kendall said...

I've heard the expression before.

Chatty Crone said...

I have never heard of Twixmas - but sign me up.

Elephant's Child said...

Twixmas is a celebration I can certainly get behind.

kathyinozarks said...

I have never heard of Twixmas but sounds perfect. enjoy yours

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've never heard that word before, but I like it. I pity those who have to work those days, though. Hope you are enjoying your Twixmas.

chica said...

Que legal saber! Aproveitem bem o TWIXMAS! Opções não faltam !

Ótimo 2023! beijos, chica

CJ Kennedy said...

I had never heard the term Twixmas before. How fun! I like the idea of spending Twixmas with a cup of tea, cookie, and a good movie. Happy Twixmas!

eileeninmd said...


I like the word Twixmis, it is new to me. Sounds lovely!

Take care, have a great day and week ahead!

Jo said...

Mick always gets this time between Christmas and New Year off work and it's one of my favourite times of the year.

Jenn Jilks said...

Well, Merry Twixmas, what a great word.
We had a sad little Christmas, but there is hope for next year.
So much tragedy here, with power outages and people freezing to death. It is discouraging.

Os meus momentos favoritos said...

Happy New Year.

Pam said...

Yesterday I enjoyed a FULL day of TWIXMIS! Today I prob need to think about doing something.....a little something. Maybe change from this end of the couch to the other!!! lol

Giorgio said...

Great to hear you and your family had a nice Christmas time!
Interesting info about Twixmas. Thank you for sharing :-) ... It's a word I have never heard before. Actually, from 27th to 30th the December people aren't so busy as we see before Christmas. Many people also like the 1st week of the new year, due to the fact that they will be still on holiday until 6th January (Epiphany, the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi).

Have a nice Twixmas time ahead of you!

Teresa said...

Nunca había oído esa palabra, y parece muy interesante. Besos.

Conniecrafter said...

We are enjoying the snow from the inside of our warm home, it is just too cold out for a walk other than to run into a store for something we need.

Christine said...

Enjoy twixmas haha

happyone said...

Have never heard that term before. :)

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Happy Twixmas!
Glad it isn't a UK government snafu.

Relaxing, putting away holiday decorations feels great.

DeniseinVA said...

That is so interesting, I don't ever remember hearing about that before but now I know and I am better for it. Thank you Jan and Happy New Year/Twixmas to you and Eddie :)

baili said...

Wow this was an exciting sharing. Loved the way you put it here dear Jan
Time between two festivals is Special and everyone enjoy it on it's own way surely though idea you shared add so much energy to it :)

Martha said...

This is news to me! What an adorable term.

Jeanie said...

I LOVE this! We always have called it "In-Between" week -- but Twixmas is so clever. I love your suggestions. I've hardly touched the computer in over a week so Merry Winter Holidays and In-Between Week (or Twixmas!) to you!

Snowbird said...

What a wonderful word!I'd not heard of that before but it sure is

Divers and Sundry said...

We observe the 12 days of Christmas, and I've never heard of Twixmas. What a fun idea!