Are you? I think I might be. Presents I have ordered have started to arrive and I starting my planning of Christmas food and goodies. The spare bed is now my Christmas store as presents get piled on to it and now food and goodies too. I discovered Lidl this week and we now have more gingerbread and Stollen than should be legal.
So it seems appropriate that the theme for the Gallery this week is feeling festive. We won’t have a tree this year as we are going away and the traditional day for “tree-putting-up” is Christmas Eve in this house. None of this first weekend in December nonsense, or even November. It’s 12 days of Christmas, and they start on Christmas Eve! And since we won’t be here then we won’t have a tree. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have some decorations around the house.
Even E who freely admits is “bah humbug” about it all has grabbed a set of lights I was sent to review and strung them up around her bedroom! And even tidied her bedroom. And then let me take a photo!!! I think she is a bit more excited about Christmas than she is letting on.
I cracked open the mulled wine on Sunday as I sat planning things for the week, it’s amazing how much easier things are when you have a mulled wine in your hand!
This year we are not going overboard on presents as our main present is all going away together for a week to a cottage my parents are paying for in deepest Cornwall. But we have capped the spending at £20 per person which actually makes things really tricky! I have been a bit sneaky and organised personalised stockings too. Here’s a little sneak peek at mine and Mr B’s
So yes, all in all it is starting to feel a bit festive around here. How about you? Are you super organised and all done? Or nipping to the local garage on Christmas Eve?