This year there has been a flaw in my, usually, obsessively organised Christmas plans. The flaw being the lack of organisation.
Timing is critical, there is organising too early, August being an example of too early, I don’t want to hear ‘Club Tropicana’ while I Christmas shop, I want soothing ‘Last Christmas’. Then there is too late, being trapped in a frenzy of over-anxious shoppers, all in pursuit of something no longer in stock, while ‘I wish it could be Christmas everyday’ blares out and only strangling an Elf will relieve the stress.
There is the somewhere in the middle, however I’ve seem to have missed that middle and am on a catch-up. Christmas ran off, like a wayward puppy, I am left chasing its tail and vainly, yelling its name, mainly down the phone in pursue of parcels which have yet to appear.
Yesterday, I woke up and my immediate thought was; “what a long week this is”, then remembered it was only Wednesday. My second thought, was “I wonder what time I can go to bed”. I was a cross between the Grinch and a pantomime Grumpy (oh, yes I was). So today, here is my Christmas Cheer (mostly food related).
Any Christmas decoration involving honeycomb paper.
Discovering mulled cider and port. I’ve got as far as purchasing the cinnamon sticks (and the port).
Christmas tea (off of the Harrods Hamper)
Brandy Butter. It may say Barbara’s but it’s very much mine now.
Cranberries Baked in chocolate Brownies. These are for the next batch, which I’ve meant to bake for several days (possibly some have gone off in the meantime).
Edible glitter. Thinking of adding it to anything edible.
After Eights. Not for sharing.
Over decorated Christmas cakes made by small sticky fingers.
What’s your Christmas Cheer?