Hello my lovelies, how are you all doing? Are you all tucked in for the night and ready for the joys of Christmas to unfold? We are all cosy here in the Attic, listening to the wind whistle down the chimney as yet another storm arrives in our patch. This is Storm Conor (absurdly loving that our storms have names), and it looks like we could be in for a wild couple of days.
I have been very slow to feel infused by Christmas jollity this year, and as usual I have been very late doing the necessary festive things. We only put our tree and decorations up a week ago, it was the first day of the school holidays for the Little People and they really enjoyed decking out the tree for me. Before anything even went onto the branches, the kitty climbed in and toppled the whole lot over, so I tied the tree to the window frame with a length of string and am keeping my fingers crossed. She seems to enjoy sitting right inside the tree (it's an artificial one), often we don't even realise she's in there until the bells jingle and out she climbs. I was nervous decorating my mantel as this is very much Tilly terrain, but so far she hasn't even tried to jump up and I am rather relieved that all is still intact. I have loved bringing out all my old decorations again, so many good memories of Christmas' past (you can read about my "Fun and Joy" bunting here).
I'm currently slap bang in the midst of fighting off a mother of a head cold, cripes I've not felt well at all these past few days. Yesterday I spent the entire day on the sofa drinking Lemsip and crocheting, so today has been full on as I tried to catch up with everything I should have done yesterday. It's been draining, to say the least. However - I am so looking forward to tomorrow, the Little Peeps are very excited and I can't wait to see what they make of their presents. We will be staying put here at number 24 and enjoying some precious family time. I will be wearing pyjamas, painting my toenails glittery-sparkly red and drinking prosecco topped with raspberry and cranberry juice. Cooking, eating, drinking, loving and loafing.
I'd like to wish you a merry and joyful Christmas, may it be full of love and happiness, with a few glittery sparkles thrown in for good measure. Have fun!