The plan is.........relax, remember what Christmas is truly about. (Not styling the perfect Chrissy feast or buying the 'I never realised this was missing from my life until now' perfect present for hubs.)
Keep it simple.
IGNORE constant barrage of marketing from M & S, Debenhams and their ilk. (I will not be frolicking in the snow in the perfect party frock, berry red lip and 4 inch heels, and I am okay with that.)
Try and leave the house every day. Even if it is peeing down/snowing/minus 20 degrees. Fresh air is good.
Do my best to restrain Max from opening all the windows on his advent calender straight away, try and teach patience by example (hard!!!)
Stop looking at Facebook pics of glamorous friends in sunny climes having a fabulous time. (Love you Nae!!!!)
Get some quality sleep.
Stop online shopping immediately, apart from Ocado obviously.
Don't forget to blog......
I'm waiting for it to hit........the November blues.
Waiting, waiting. Nothing.
I feel, well, GOOD. Yay!
Maybe I have finally conquered the foe that is winter.
I do have a little secret weapon this year - sunshine on tap in the form of my darling wee Finn.
Just seeing him smile pours warmth into my soul!
November is my most blurgh month. Every morning I wake up, roll over & rip open my curtain to check how many leaves are left on the tree across the road. I know when the last flaming orange leaf falls, that's it. At least three months of staring out at bricks and grey sky......
My husband, who is a cup half full type person, keeps chirping on about how it's only six weeks until the shortest day of the year, then summer is practically a breath away. Nice one Rich!
The antidote? Gorgeous glossy pics from around the web. Thank goodness it's summer time somewhere in the world!
A wonderful, exhausting, inspiring, challenging week of......
.......new art purchases!
Embracing the London grey as best I can!
Tinkering with a bit of branch styling......
And getting my Christmas decs out WAY too early!
And catching up with good mates!
Hitting the hay early tonight. This has been like a day without end.......fractious children, stuck inside, routines messed with thanks to daylight saving ending. Today is OVER! So happy to lay down my weary head. Night night.