Wednesday 16 December 2015

My Favourite Things About Christmas

With Christmas being just over a week away now I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my personal favourite things about the festive season!  

All of my presents have been bought and wrapped, all my cards are wrote and ready to go and all my plans are in order. So what better time to sit back and reflect on what it is that I love about this time of year...

1. Vegan mince pies. I can't get enough of them. Especially warmed up with some Swedish Glace ice cream. Yummy! 

2. Internet Christmas radio stations. As soon as it hits December it's goodbye to my usual Global Ibiza Radio and hello 'Jingle Bells'! 

3. Christmas Trees. Especially their smell! I get so excited about our tree going up and having the living room transform into a cosy winter wonderland.

4. Nut roasts. I'm not a big lover of roast dinners, and I only tend to eat them once the weather starts to get cold, but my favourite part has to be the nut roast! They're so tasty with some cranberry sauce and all the trimmings. I really don't miss turkey at all! 

5. Giving. It sounds really cheesy but I genuinely love giving to those around me and it makes me happy buying others presents, especially when you see their faces light up when they open them. 

6. Christmas crafting. This is the first year i've really got into making some handmade decorations and I've loved it. 

7. Spending time with people. It seems like an obvious one but it's definitely what this time of year is all about. It's the people that make it and not the presents.

8. London. Christmas just isn't the same for me without a visit to the big smoke!

9. Eastenders. It's the only soap I watch and it really doesn't dissapoint at this time of year with the story lines getting more intense by the day in the lead up to what is always a catastrophic Christmas Day! Maybe one year they'll surprise us with a happy ending!?

10. Dressing the dogs up for a Christmas photo! They love it. I promise! 

11. Letting people who you don't see or talk to all the time know that you're thinking of them.

12. Shopping. It may be the worst part for many but i'm a shopaholic at heart so I love it. But one thing you'll never see me doing is racing for the new year sales. After Christmas I avoid all shops until February!

13. The Grinch. It's my favourite Christmas film and makes me laugh out loud every time I see it!

14. The Radio Times. It just has to be done even if you do already have the TV guide app. 

15. A fresh start. It's most certainly a frame of mind but I love the idea of a year being over and a chance to start afresh again.

What's your favourite thing about this time of year?  

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