Christmas 2014 for me started in mid November when I sat writing my Christmas cards while David played console games with his friends in the living room downstairs.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been this excited and really looked forward to Christmas. Perhaps it’s because I am in my own home? Or that I am in a better place, emotionally and mentally? Either way come the 1st December I put up my new (muchly contested) Christmas tree.
In the weeks following, I busied myself making the obligatory mince pies and Christmas cakes, of which I made 40 individual ones!
Mini Christmas Cakes
Since the middle of December, I’ve been listening to Christmas carols and songs. I remember as a child, listening out for Father Christmas’s float as it passed our road, and of the carol singers who came knocking at our door. It’s a shame they don’t visit any more.
Whilst enjoying the festive music, I made a playlist, with such tracks as:
1. A Christmas Overture (Hess.)
2. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! (Andy Williams)
3. Sleigh Ride (Anderson)
4. The Snowman Suite (Blake)
5. A Christmas Festival (Anderson)
Artie will be witnessing his first Christmas with us. He has had an Advent calendar with chocolate catnip treats daily and has a stocking full of toys from Santa Paws!
Santa Paws’s stocking
With Christmas Eve upon us I am more excitable than ever. Christmas day is an anticlimax in contrast to the eve when my child self comes to the fore, all excited and nervous, hoping to hear the pitter patter of Rudolf’s feet on the roof!
Christmas lunch will be a concoction of Quorn roast and vegetables for me and a gammon joint for David.
Christine, David and Artie! x