The Jolly Season

I’ve been out of action on here for a couple of weeks, my main excuse is that I’ve been throwing myself into Christmas festivities and making winter not so rubbish, like I promised myself I would. And, it’s been pretty stress-free so far, and dare I say, enjoyable!


I’ve done nearly all of my Christmas shopping online – with about 3 clicks and a delivery to my door, I can’t really complain. Any ‘real life’ shopping has been done at night when everywhere isn’t so busy and has been made into an occasion with dinners and drinks.


When it comes to decorating, tangled lights, arguments and more tangled lights spring to mind. So these days, I’ve taken more to the ‘sit back, drink tea and provide witty conversation’ approach. It seems to have worked out as a great approach so far, and it’s nice to sit back, drink tea and enjoy the pretty lights too.





It’s happened…a lot. But in January I’ll start paying my annual membership for the gym that I end up attending for a whole month and all will be well.



I’ve only gone and started on a couple of homemade gifts. Every year when December hits, I decide I’m going to get crafty, so with all good intention I buy the product and then find it in a cupboard 6 months’ later ready to be binned while I formulate my next bright idea. But this year, though a small effort, just in time for a Christmas craft fair, I had a reason to get my crafty act together and made some hot chocolate jars.


Gift Tag

What you need:                               Finishing touches:

1 Kilner Jar                                      1 Mini Chocolate Grater

                            Marshmallows                                1 Mini Wooden Spoon/Metal Whisk

Hot Chocolate Powder                Gift Tag with Instructions

So as you can see, after all my dreading of the cold, dark holiday – I’m getting stuck in and being jolly, and the best bit is that we’re only half way through!