Since I refuse to think of Christmas till December, when the inevitable comes, it’s a somewhat insane rush.
Cleaning and decorations– I like to keep it simple with real green. Small trees that can be replanted and “natural” decorations. I am a sucker, for dried frosted orange slices and pine cones. I think I posted last year my Christmas tree. We bought it as a tiny little thing, we put it inside for Christmas and then outside the rest of the year. It has survived this far, though getting a tat too big.
Beauty & the beast
First things first! There are important beauty appointment to get in, hair, eyebrows and dental hygienist. As usual, I left it all last minute, the dental visit (thankfully just a routine one), will now have to wait till the New Year. The hair has to be done, no matter what, – insane I know, but I like my family to see me with good hair! If you haven’t booked your hair appointment yet, I suggest you do so immediately. In our neck of the woods, there is blood shed as to who gets the last Christmas appointment with Allessandro the Great…( that’s the hair stylist, not the Greek conqueror.)
Christmas & New year party are pretty much sorted – I pre- plan for those, when putting together the fashion budget. This time of year the Kelly pochette gets its money’s worth. And don’t forget Boxing Day! Do you celebrate Boxing Day?
Food is mostly taken care of by Harrods, M&S food hall and of course my mother. Both my sister and I, are completely inept cooks, but we make our contribution by offering to clean, decorate and wrap presents. When I am at home, I try to make sure we are well stocked up for impromptu visitors: making little canapés, little bowls of nuts, miniature mince pies, sherry and champagne. Something for everyone!
Brown paper, string and bits of green pine are my favourites. With touches of luscious red velvet ribbon. (which can be reused year after year.) I love giving presents and well wrapped ones are of course a bonus!
Making my gift lists right now…so you will have to excuse me. Hope your Christmas preparations are going well and are well ahead of mine.
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