Sunday, 23 December 2012
That Christmassy Feeling
Unfortunately it's been hard to get in the Christmas preparations this year. Since coming home from Germany I've been very sick. I caught a stomach bug which left me totally devoid of any energy for at least two weeks after.
I had such great plans for handmade presents for my family and friends. I had patterns ready and materials sourced. So as difficult as I found it to admit, I just couldn't face to follow through with my plans. This year I didn't want any extra stress and just wanted to focus on enjoying this precious time with my family.
Going shopping with the kids as we pick out presents for the family. Going home and wrapping all we bought, sitting on the floor surrounded by ribbons, bow and multicoloured paper.
And last but not least, I love the smell of Christmas. The smell of the bowl of pine cones mixed with star anise, cinnamon and dried orange pieces which fills the air with the most beautiful aroma.
We have a full house for Christmas dinner but I'm determined to relax and enjoy it and not get at all stressed out.
Have you many for Christmas dinner?
What's your favourite preparations?