This feels like a really special Christmas for us. It's our first in our own home, and my first 'hosting' it for my mum, her partner and my sister who are all coming to stay from Christmas Eve. No hours of travelling! Waking up on Christmas morning on our own beds!
I have bought a ham and a box of crackers. I have ordered a turkey. I have a big list and just the right amount of stress to make it exciting. I am really looking forward to it!
Here's what the past couple of weeks have entailed:
Lots of time spent sitting in the car while Mostyn naps.. he refuses to sleep in the pushchair now...
Re-arranging the teeny dining room to make room for Christmas.
Serious 'gingerman' decorating.
Admiring my finished advent calendar.
Endless trips to the garden centre to admire the hideously addictive display of plastic flashing faux Swiss/American festive buildings.
Our first full size tree filled with cheap handmade decorations including salt dough hearts and bears and glitter glued pine cones!
Cobbling together a wreath that has already been battered to death by the rain and winds.
Winter walks to see this incredible old yew at the Devil's Pulpit.