There’s a list of festivities that I am well and truly ticking off already.
Some years I don’t get round to doing them all because once December comes along everything is go go go, and among the Christmas parties, visiting family, and getting rat arsed as often as possible (and then the hangover days) – when do you find time to do the things that make you feel really festive?!
These are the things I’ve been up to in November, that somehow are essential to feeling festive that I don’t do any other time of the year.
Ice skating – even better, in an empty ice rink
Drinking warm alcohol with spices in
Stood outside in the cold weather to look at lights
Made Christmas crafts that I actually adore this year
And then there’s the seemingly endless Christmas shopping, silly jumpers (James and I wore them in September) and popping on a Christmas film at any free moment (I’ve watched Love Actually twice and Arthur Christmas four times).
I really like this time of the year, encase you couldn’t tell.
And James’s suggestion for this list? ‘Not arguing.’