Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Bitten by the ho ho ho bug...

Christmas has finally arrived on the little corner of the South Coast that I call home. I had a moment of panic before we went on holiday and ordered a few gifts online, but that was the extent of Christmas cheer I had.

Roll forward 2 weeks and the holiday is over! Since I went back to work I've brain stormed, price checked, ordered and received most of the gifts that are my responsibility. There are the usual difficult to buy for stragglers that I am waiting for divine intervention to take place, but the end of shopping is in sight.

Such is my building excitement for the crafting opportunities that surround Christmas, I found myself in Hobbycraft after work yesterday. They have a 3 for 2 sale on at the moment for a whole range of decorations, stamps, tapes and enough glitter to recreate the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom on a budget. I now appear to be making Christmas tree decorations and hand-stamping my own Christmas wrapping paper.

Sion is going to Wales in the next few weeks, so I'll have ample opportunity to decorate the flat and the tree. We are having an ongoing argument that the flat is too small for a tree (it isn't) and there's no point in decorating if we are going away on Boxing Day (there is).

To build the wintery Christmas excitement even more we are heading up to London on Thursday. Sion wants to see the Christmas Events in Selfridges and I've booked tickets to the Ice Kingdom at Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park.

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. By the time we've finished we'll be dressed as little elves, spreading Christmas cheer! We are going to have Thursday evening free so I'm looking for suggestions for things to do for a few needs to be in walking distance of Oxford Street and not involving eating...any suggestions will be gratefully received!


  1. Ooh this has really got me in the christmas mood now and I think I might even take a visit to Hobbycraft tomorrow!

  2. I need to get more in to the spirit of it all so will have to visit hobbycraft this weekend xxx

  3. Everything around Oxford will fill you with the Christmas cheer. I love just walking about in Regent St., Piccadilly and finally of course Covent Garden. I find I always end it up a bit more cheerful :)

  4. I used to have this argument with my ex - you NEED a tree, it doesn't matter if you are going away! On Thursday evening take a walk up Regent Street and look at the Christmas lights - down to Picadilly Circus where they have a massive snowglobe! And for the big kid in you go to Hamleys! Have fun at winter wonderland - it's great. Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x