‘Tis the season to be jolly. And jolly I am. I have just returned from my nephew’s christening and I’m getting my home ready for Christmas. My mother gave me a gigantic bag of presents. Jack and I had to lug it out to our car much like I imagine the Mafia lug bodies to their trunks…not that I’d know. My mother just adores spoiling us at Christmas; so much so that I often feel very guilty because I know there are people out there with very little. When I was a child, she was often working on Christmas Day and I think she still harbours some guilt over that. Seriously, look at it:
This picture doesn’t do the size of the bag justice. I’m just going to roll around and do snow angels in my gifts.
I’ve scattered them all out under my tree, along with my other gifts, just to be smug.
This is one of Jack’s gifts from me; try and guess what it is:
He picked out the bag himself. The perfume, Modern Muse by Estée Lauder, is AMAZING!
I decorated our table today. I still have a few touches to add, but I like it overall:
Even though it’s just Jack and I for Christmas dinner, I like to go a bit food crazy. Since my parents split up, my family don’t really spend as much time together and we don’t spend any Christmases as a family so I like making a big deal of the dinner with Jack.
Here are just some of the supplies I picked up today:
For dinner, I’m going to cook a ham in cola and cider, with cloves and glaze and all the trimmings. I’ll also roast a chicken (turkey is too much for us) and make a homemade sherry trifle. I’m going to start drooling now, so I’ll stop.
I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I hope that your holiday season is filled with joy, love and terrible, terrible singing. I bought myself the singalong version of Frozen and I’ve already shrieked along to Let it Go a dozen times. If you are genuinely looking for some lovely holiday music, then it doesn’t come much better than King’s Choir Cambridge singing traditional carols:
Kings College Choir- Christmas Carols
I’d love to hear what your holiday plans are so I can
steal them get some inspiration. You may be surprised that I don’t celebrate Christmas with some kind of neighbourhood ninja dance-fight…that’s how I celebrate New Year. Anyhoot, Happy Holidays!
And I’m also just going to leave this here: