December has a special place in my heart and it’s not just because it’s my birthday month. It’s my favourite time of the year and always makes me feel all warm and tingly. It’s full of festive cheer, sparkly lights and a lot of family time.
Here are a few (read ALL) of the reasons why I love it so. And yes, Christmas is a huge part of it…
Finally being able to wear all the layers, boots, a huge coat, scarf and hat and feeling super snuggly.
My inner Grandma likes the fact that I don’t have to leave the flat in the evenings.
Strictly Come Dancing. AKA the reason I don’t leave the flat on a Saturday evening.
I will never tire of Wham! Last Christmas and could listen to that all year round.
The smell of real Christmas trees.
Mine and Al’s annual tradition of picking up a new Christmas decoration for the tree.
Decorating said tree with all of the baubles – this year we added a pineapple, an avocado and a disco ball into the mix. Obviously.
Watching Miracle on 34th Street which is my favourite Christmas film of all time.
Exploring Christmas at Kew with my mum, auntie, cousins and the kids.
Everything mulled wine.
Roast dinners. In particular, roast potatoes that are crispy on the outside but fluffy on the inside.
PIGS IN BLANKETS. We all know they deserve capital letters.
Searching for special gifts for all my loved ones and then watching their faces as they unwrap them.
Playing with all the kids and their new toys. And beating them.
Feeling grateful that I’m surrounded by the best family and friends a girl could ever ask for.
Taking the time to look back on everything I’ve achieved this year and giving myself a pat on the back.
This is my first Christmas as a Mrs and I couldn’t be more excited to start some new traditions – None of which we’ve decided yet but never mind. Here’s to a December full of twinkly lights.