A time for tradition

She and Him

I can barely believe it’s Christmas on Friday. I know in theory we have pretty much all year to prepare for this day – it’s hardly a moveable feast – but this year it seems to have crept up. I’m normally really organised; presents are bought weeks, if not months in advance, my menu is planned and the food shop is ordered. But not this year. I spent most of yesterday dashing about like a crazy thing and it’s not about to get any better as tonight I have to brave Sainsbury’s. Wish me luck, please.

Amid all the chaos, there are, however, plenty of silver linings. Our Christmas traditions are about to kick in and the promise of them is firmly keeping me going. We do the same things every year – kind of the thing with traditions – and I wouldn’t change them for the world.

Our traditions kick in on Christmas eve. We always take the day off, have a leisurely breakfast, read some magazines, listen to the She & Him Christmas album and chill out in front of the tree. Rob and I then get dressed up and head into the town, to the most Christmassy place in Edinburgh for some lunch; The Dome, where the Christmas atmosphere is unbeatable.

After lunch we normally go for a little wander around the shops before heading to Harvey Nichols for a cocktail. We then head home and cuddle up under a blanket and watch Christmas films. It’s bliss and one of those traditions I hope we always do. I actually prefer it to Christmas day itself.

This will be my last post before Christmas, but I’ll be back between Christmas and New Year with my annual year in pictures post. Until then, I hope you all have an amazing Christmas. Eat, drink, be merry and above all, be happy.


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  • http://www.tender-roots.com/ Yelle

    Merry Christmas! Listening to the She and Him holiday album in front of the tree is one of my favorite things to do as well xo

  • http://www.themidnightblog.com/ Charlotte

    I absolutely love the She & Him Christmas album. It’s actually the only Christmas music I listen to at home now!

    Merry Christmas! xx

  • http://www.elizabethluscomb.com Liz

    This month got away from us too so I know exactly what you mean. Your traditions sound like so much fun and I think I will have to check out the She and Him album. I’ve never heard of it!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  • http://mitziemeeblog.com/ Mitzie Mee

    Your Christmas routine sounds wonderful, especially the “cuddle up and watch Christmas films” part:) I hope you got your Christmas presents solved in time, and I wish you a belated Merry Christmas from Dubai:)