did you know that boxing day was originally the day that servants and tradespeople received their gifts or xmas boxes from their employers? sometimes their boxes would include leftover food as well as a gift and a bonus. nowadays we associate boxing day with football matches, sale shopping and visiting friends and family that we missed on xmas day! sadly this year we can’t do any of that – who would have predicted this? I start a box full of stuff for charity that i dont need any more – with all the new lovely xmas gifts to house, my policy of ‘one in one out’ kicks in, usually this happens when all the cupboards and drawers are brimming with so much stuff you can’t open them without things falling out; finally we have the time to empty those out.