Let's be honest, those who know me, already know I'm going to talk about it anyway!
November has been a crazy month, it brought my 40th (Shock horror!) I've seen everyone, done everything and pretty much eaten more than ever before! My amazing November has been so fun filled that my Christmas preparations haven't even begun! (I know it's not December yet but it's unusual for me!) I'm 'thinking' about it eg, mince pie eating & festive film watching! but not actually preparing. Are you? When I finally get round to making my Christmas cake this weekend it will have to mature and be delicious in the four weeks it's going to get! I'm not sure the tasty standards of last year will be met, in fact my usual recipe, courtesy of BBCgoodfood, may have to be replaced with a speedier solution! Any ideas?
My Christmas gift list is currently a list of names, awaiting for present inspiration to be scribbled along side them! When I look through my diary, there actually isn't much time left before the big day. Would it be thoughtless to categorise my list and buy each category of loved ones the same gift? Beware friends and family, this may well happen, but hey it's the thought that counts right?!
Amongst the birthday treats has been the obligatory visits to the Christmas markets which I love. Of course mulled wine tastes so much better when you're wrapped in your winter woollies and sat in a wooden hut! My husband and I ventured to the German Christmas Market in Leeds and indulged in some Bavarian cuisine washed down with mulled wine, yum! We wandered around the lit stalls, and admired the gorgeous carousel. I also met a friend for a catch up and where better than the Manchester Christmas Markets, cue more food and mulled wine! (A bit of a pattern here...)
I've just remembered, we have actually prepared something! well planned anyway, we've organised the day itself and for the first time in fourteen years we'll be spending Christmas day at home! Well, at home and with friends (up the road), no driving all day, no getting home at midnight too tired for a festive drink, just a relaxing Christmas at home. I can't wait! Although I might have to drive around the block just so I can play 'Driving home for Christmas' which is a Christmas day tradition!
This weekend is the Christmas lights switch on, so I'll be wrapping up warm and going to watch Santa work his magic. This and making my Christmas cake will be the official start to my preparations!
Now to convince the husband that getting the tree up is a good idea...
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