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.3 likes