Actually its evening as I type this. I have taken to my bed and have the electric blanket warming me, as the West Wing (series seven) plays in the background. I have twinkly lights on the garland that I made around my window and candles flickering away. I’m starting to feel more and more festive.
I have enjoyed the last few weeks so much, lunches and dinners and chatting with friends and making time to say the things that I want to say all year around. I love the time that Christmas gives to celebrate friendships and family.
Next week will be busy. I’m working until Thursday evening and have fun things to look forward to, like a second Secret Santa lunch tomorrow, a trip to Harrods for a last minute gift, cocktails in town, and a few bits of baking still to be done. Mum and I are still perusing the cookbooks and looking at ideas for buffet food which we do enjoy along with cheese and ham in the evening. We have however started eating the Christmas cake that I made since the middle of the week and it is still soft and fruity and really, really good.
I am so pleased that I went with a green and white theme in my bedroom. I have found it really calming but festive at the same time. Do you like the garland?
The rest of the house is also decorated and we have changed things around this year with the garlands in different places this year, like along the stairs, and lights in the kitchen this year.
I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful start to 2012. I’m going to be updating the site in between Christmas and the New Year and will be back with better posts from the beginning of 2012. Thank you for visiting me here and for the kind comments that you have left me this year. I have loved them all.
Love your post! The stars at the window and the garland on the handrail r my favs! The cake looks yummy too! Think of me when u go to Harrods I used to work right across the street, and their Christmas Puddings are to die for.
Merry Christmas to you too!
Thanks Dionne. Merry Christmas to you too. Harrods is calling tonight and I cannot wait! I will be sure to think of you as I make my way through the bustling food hall!
Pru, this is all so gorgeous. The cake is stunning. What is the garland in your bedroom made of? Paper? It’s really unique. The trip to Harrods sounds like fun! We visited when we were in London, but I think bought only one thing – a tote bag! It sounds like you have been enjoying the season and doing lots of festive things. I hope you and your family have a lovely holiday and that all of your Christmas wishes come true!
Brette, you are so kind, I thank you got your Christmas wishes for me and my family. I hope your Christmas is wonderful too.
The garland is made from strips of felt and satin with lights and baubles strung into it. It was very easy to make – three pieces of ribbon and continual tying of the felt onto the ribbon. It cost about £15 to make and I love it!
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Pru, this is a beautiful post I am loving all your decorations. Sitting next to a crakling fire all cozy is perfect…actully electric blanket and flickering candles are good too. I love all your creativity in your decorating. I made a lot of shell ornaments this year…it makes me happy. It is very warm this Christmas so different from last, but seems funny that it’s in the 80s and wearing shorts looking a the decorations and lights.
Thank you so much for your card and remembering me each year. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Pru, wishing the best for you and your family!
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