This month I will finish writing my Christmas cards, visit the shops and buy my last few items.
Also I will be purchasing any vouchers and gift experiences. I often find it difficult to choose something special and unquie for my parents. Because of this I tend to buy some gift experiences. This year I have purchased a Christmas lunch from the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, a Gin Master Distiller’s Tour at Plymouth Gin and a Camel Valley wine tasting afternoon.
Due to this being the party season I have 2 0utfits that will get my through the festive celebrations. I’ve chosen a black jumpsuit. As well as a pair of black jeans teamed with with a rust coloured sparkly top from Next and my old faithful leopard print heels.
Whilst on my decluttering phase I sorted through my Christmas decorations and discarded items I don’t use. Therefore I have room to purchase some new bits to add to my collection. However this year I have decided to add some more natural touches around my home, so I will be foraging for holly, berries and pine cones.
Where to spend Christmas
Finally this month so I can plan ahead, I am making my arrangements of where to spend Christmas and New Year. I think that the celebrations should always be a joint effort, its a great time to get together. Then you can decide who is bringing particular food and alcohol, so you don’t double up. There are often get offers in November on alcohol and food which I will prep and will store away for the festive season.
Why I start early
Due to my Mums birthday being the first weekend in December celebrations start early. The tree is assembled in her house on the 1st December and we all enjoy our first festive lunch in a restaurant and our first glass of mulled wine or baileys. From here December is a great month to catch up with friends, visit nativity plays, carol concerts, Christmas lights and not forgetting to select and assemble the tree.