It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Things are starting to get pretty festive in the Becky and P Falkirk HQ. The tree is up (it went up on the 2nd of December – it would have gone up on the first but I got home so late). My mother sent me a Hotel Chocolat Advent Calendar with 100% dark chocolate in it, which is just so intense that I need an enormous mug of tea to go with every chocolate. My good friend B gave me Christmas tea and two (2) Christmas themed scented candles and, personally, I can’t stop humming carols.
Oh, and we’re already about 75% of the way through out shopping. I know some people are more organised than I am, but may I remind you that P has 4 brothers, 4 sisters and 11 nieces and nephews, two of which also have birthdays in December? Being 75% of the way through is pretty good going, especially since we’ve decided to give token gifts to all of his siblings this year (usually we just get gifts for the kids and the ones who don’t have kids). As a result of which not one, but two cases of wine are winging their way to us as I type (thanks Naked and Rude for the deal and the voucher respectively!) That should be enough for gifts, dinner party presents, and for keeping our cockles warm throughout the rest of December.
In the meantime, I’m doing my best to see as many people as possible. Sadly, since there are only so many weekends in December, a lot of parties and get togethers are clashing. Three different sets of people suggested a party on the 9th! Three! To make up for this I am also busy for a lot of the evenings, but all doing fun stuff. I’ve got The Nutcracker and Mamma Mia to look forward to, as well as countless opportunities to drink mulled wine and generally make merry.
This is a Christmas in Scotland year so we’ll be spending it with about half of the aforementioned 8 siblings and 11 neices and nephews. Then we’ll head down to Leeds for New Year for some slightly tamer, cleaner celebrations which will probably feature less Lego and less chocolate rubbed into my hair, skirt, top and left in my boots. More’s the pity.
What are your plans this Christmas? Are you seeing family? Friends? Taking it easy? How’s the Christmas shopping going?