So the Christmas season is upon us. It’s now time to enjoy festive luxuries like mince pies, mulled wine and honey roasted cashews from street sellers – if you have time to squeeze in a visit to one of the many extravagant Christmas markets, that is. I absolutely love Christmas markets and I’m gutted that I won’t be able to visit numerous ones this December! The almost unbearable mound of college work I am snowed under and the fact that I am jetting off to Thailand very soon makes it utterly impossible. Don’t get me wrong, it will be a holiday of a lifetime and I scald myself for sounding so ungrateful, but missing the exciting run up to Christmas is not something I am particularly pleased about! However, despite the stress that comes with buying and preparing presents over 2 weeks in advance, I am trying to encourage myself to get into the festive spirit and make the most of (in my opinion) the happiest and most joyful time of the year. So here are a few photos I have taken over the last few days in my attempt to feel all ‘Christmassy’:
First up, a photo of one of the many treats I have indulged in recently, as is (of course) compulsory for this time of year. Cadburys chocolate will always be my favourite and despite not being a huge fan of biscuits, who can resist a chocolate covered honeycomb crunch ring? Or a shortcake finger? Or in my case, almost the entire tin …
Just how adorable is this glittery felt Christmas decoration? I absolutely fell in love with it and couldn’t resist buying it to hang in my bedroom! It’s super girly, super cute and it makes me smile – so why the hell not? And at £6.99 from Evitavonni, it was an absolute bargain!
So despite it being tradition in my household that my Dad does the decorations, Mum and I decided to take charge this year. Our colour scheme was white and silver, with the aim to create our very own ‘Winter Wonderland’. We bought a fake tree this year as we’re going away and would rather not come back to a hall littered with pine needles and a collapsed tree. It’s an off white, giving the effect that it has just been covered with a light dusting of snow and as of Sunday night, it is covered in silver pine cones, baubles in all shapes, sizes and styles (sparkly ones, glass ones filled with feathers, heart shaped ones) and these adorable little glittery penguins which you can see in the photo. Aren’t they just gorgeous? Also featured is one of the crystal strings that runs the length of the tree, making it look absolutely magical. And as if our tree isn’t unconventional enough, we have a huge white peacock sitting at the top, with its enormous feathery tail just resting on the branches, as you can see below:
Not exactly your standard Christmas tree is it? But we absolutely love it! It’s really quite stunning to look at and every morning without fail, we switch the lights on and just stand for a few moments to admire it. Mum and I are rather proud of it, it has to be said!
So there we go. I apologise for the lacking quality in the photos but probably for a short while, I will be uploading straight from my iPhone as it is easier and much quicker than using my camera. Not only that, but I am permanently taking photos with my phone – it rarely leaves my right hand! So I hope you can put up with the grainy photos, just for now.
I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful festive month … only 22 sleeps until the big day!
Love, Beth xo.