So, back to work and back to reality it is this week!
Although at the moment our tree is still up- we put it up late as I wasn’t really very well, and because we were away we have not had a lot of time to enjoy it.
I love putting the lights on and lighting candles.
It just seems so cosy. I think this evening may be my last chance. We do normally put it away before I go back to work, but we were out yesterday evening so decided to delay it a bit.
Last week I finally got around to decorating our Christmas cakes. I had not even put marzipan on them because I didn’t think anyone would want me coughing all over it! The robin one was for my parents. We took it around on Saturday as we had a belated Christmas celebration with my parents, Auntie and cousin. We do a sort of secret santa game thing, with a theme, and I was very excited to bring home nuts and a nut cracker- I have always wanted one!
Then a big gingerbread man cake for Andy’s family, and one for us. We took theirs around on Sunday- better late than never! (The holly leaves were bought decorations- I could not do anything that fiddly).
This year there was a bit of a theme to my presents- tea and chocolate being the main ones!
I am especially loving that huge mug- I might have to have a hot chocolate and one of the vegan marshmallows floating on top. The Whittards Baked Apple tea is just amazing- it has almonds and hazelnut brittle in there as well as dried apple pieces and is just delicious.
We did take a few Christmas goodies with us- I bought the gingerbread snowman at the Pret at the airport as I was getting a peppermint tea. The Hotel Chocolat gingerbread men are lovely, and the M&S fruit/ nut mix was so good too- almonds with salted caramel coating, milk chocolate brazils, and clementine-flavoured cranberries coated in dark chocolate. Very festive indeed!
I have been curing my January blues (not that I really have that) with a spot of sale shopping. The picture came out very badly, but Sports Direct (I don’t normally shop with them as I had trouble once with a refund) had super super cheap Karrimor running tights- £7 a pair, so I got black ones with yellow bits, some purple ones and some blue ones.
I even tried the blue ones out on a run on Sunday and was very pleased to notice that they matched my nail polish perfectly!
Are all your decorations away now?