This year, I want to decorate everywhere and put up the tree (two actually, I bought one for our newly expanded dining room too), but we are still making it our home in the form of construction work and painting. So last night, at 10:30 I insisted on getting the decorations out of the attic and putting them up. We were done in about 10 minutes. Where are all our decorations? Since moving here from such a tiny house, we apparently need to stockpile/make more decorations. This year we bought a new wreath for the front door, and a garland for our new fireplace surround. We are slowly Christmassing up the house around here, but I’ll be happy when all the painting and sanding is done so we can get the trees up!Instead of going to all the Christmas markets this year as well, we have opted for a lot of cosy nights in, setting a fire and catching up on all the Doctor Who and Fargo episodes we’ve missed. As the busiest time of the year, it’s nice to just stay in and catch up on life with that wonderful boy of mine and our two fur-beasts. Wynsors world of shoes sent me this amazing #CosyWynsorsXmas package with the most amazingly soft and comfy slippers and the cutest Christmas mug and throw. I made definite use of everything this weekend and haven’t really taken the slippers off since. I agreed to take part in the campaign because Wynsors was the first shoe store I ever went to when I first moved to England and I have been getting my slippers there ever since. I’ve also gotten numerous pairs of trainers and my first wellies as well. If you’re in the North of England you’ll probably have heard of them, and probably popped in for shoes at some point. They aren’t paying me to say nice things, but they did send me the package which was nice!This Saturday, we’ve pencilled in a pub day out in York with friends to take in the Christmas cheer in the form of a pub crawl. Which probably means we will don our Christmas jumpers, find a couple cosy ones to sit in and be too lazy to move. Even though I haven’t got a lot of Christmassy plans this year, I quite like it that way, and am looking forward to spending time with my favourite people no matter what we do.
Every year since I moved to England I find myself getting more and more excited for Christmas! They do it big here compared to where I lived in NY, with Christmas markets popping up mid November, and festive “turning on the lights” ceremonies in cities and little towns alike. Last year was our first Christmas in our new house and since we had only moved in in October, we were still making it our home but managed to get our few decorations up.
What things do you like to do around Christmas? Do you like staying in or hitting every Christmas market/party going?