Friday, 20 December 2013

It's Christmas

So with Christmas right around the corner I felt like it would be rude not to do a post on the festivities. I'm going to keep it short and short because I'm not that Christmas-crazy, but if the cheer really takes hold of me in a few days time then maybe I'll write another one.


 
Here are a couple of snaps of our tree. For the last couple of years we've had a real tree and this year I convinced Mum to go sans tinsel. I generally hate the stuff, but I know it's traditional. So instead we loaded up on hanging accessories and I think it looks pretty classy. Except for the fairy who looks like she's had one-too-many.

I couldn't convince my office to come round to the idea of a Christmas jumper day, but we did have our work Christmas lunch earlier this week which was nice. It involved an expectedly large amount of red wine and none of us felt too clever the next day (who's idea was it to do it on a Wednesday?!). Seeing as I booked and organised it, I'm glad it all came together. One word of advice: copious red wine and a raging cold do not mix.


My Christmassy nails for the occasion :) Will regret that one when it comes to removing the glitter...

My Christmas shopping is all done and dusted (as you'd probably imagine by now?!). I think I may have gone a little overboard but oh well, I think I've got everyone things they will really like so I don't mind :) I started much earlier this year than I have before and I'm going to try to continue that, as it really helped with ideas and with spreading the cost of it all. Although probably contributed to my over-spending, so maybe not so helpful!

Tomorrow morning I am aiming for an early dash into town to get giftbags and mouthwash (obviously not a gift...). That's it. I want to avoid the hoards and also manage to get a parking space, so fingers crossed the rest of the world doesn't have the same idea. It'll be the most focused shopping trip ever as I want to be back home and wrapping presents before the till-point madness really builds. I'm sure people in shops just seem to lose all notion of manners during December and I can't deal with it.

So that is all. My weekend will then consist of watching my favourite Christmas film Love Actually (I think I'm the only person in the world who hates the film Elf?) and wondering how little work 'working from home' will actually involve...

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