Traditions - "we always...", everyone has them don' t they and I'm enjoying so much having the chance to pass some onto our little family and create some of our own. The best bit for me is cosying up with the family and sharing happy times but there are also the little, ordinary things that make Christmas extra special and some of my favourites are:
*** having fresh sheets and pyjamas on Christmas Eve
*** making jam tarts
*** fetching the turkey from the wonderful butcher in a gorgeous estate village and calling in at the cafe for a nice, warm drink
*** the carol service (my sisters and I did a lot of singing at school and college and Christmas was a round of concerts and services that were such fun and the perfect build up to the big day. The festive season is a lot about singing for me!)
*** peeling and chopping the veg to Carols From King's
*** pouring over the Christmas Radio Times, even though Woody is a TV reviewer and knows weeks ahead what'll be on. He's very good though and just tells me a few snippets
*** watching The Snowman
*** a walk around the lanes and appreciating the peace and quiet
*** having to have chocolate oranges, Elizabeth Shaw mints and a box of Roses in
*** a large Bailey's on Christmas Eve (hopefully in the bath when everything is finished!)
Bookshop catalogues - so many books I'll never read but browsing with a cup of hot coffee is a proper treat.
Farmer's Market Scrum - the veg shop a few days before Christmas is always a bit mad but the stall holders at our local one are really friendly and full of festive cheer - (goodness, my Christmas sounds like something out of Dickens!)
Not long to go now, and I've already got the chocolates in. Wonder if I can last?
Good luck with those chocs (I have already eaten a stollen I bought last week!). What lovely traditions, very cosy and lovely. Love the new look blog too
Loving the 'new look' especially the new banner, with your pretty cushions . The family traditions are the things that I look forward to most at christmas.
last year it was all wrong because we still had Lily's puppies so everyone had to come to us, and all squash up in the dining room and move the puppies into the outhouse for the day.
But this year we are back at mum's and it's going to be big - 23 to feed! But we're all mucking in, my grandmother is cooking the two turkeys and they will have their resting time in the car on the way to mums, so she won't be too stressed out!
What gorgeous scenery. I love twee and traditions, also chocolate but I've eaten all mine!
Have a good weekend!
I agree with everything....love it all and enjoy it all.
I love the new look.......I like my new look too and it was a mistake on my part for tinkering with it in the first place.
I wish wish wish we had snow!
Hi Steph, congratulations, you have won my Giveaway. Could you email me your address and I will post your goodies to you.
Hope you had a good weekend,
Love this post, your photographs are gorgeous and your Christmas list is so seasonal that I can hardly wait now... Oh the excitiement!!!!
A girl after my own heart... clean sheets and jim jams, chocolate orange.. Christmas wouldn't be the same without these..
Your snowy photos are sublime... how I wish it would snow here!
P.s Really Lovely blog...
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