It's getting so close to Christmas now and I'm really excited because Christmas is basically my favourite time of the year (hey, who doesn't love Christmas?!). I will be pre-Christmasing in three different places, my house in Durham, with Leo in Dublin and then out to my family. With that in mind, I don't want to go all-out on the decorations in any one place, so I'm going minimal. A poinsettia, some lights in a jar, a bowl of oranges, a discrete Christmas card from a dear neighbour.
It's amazing what a hot whiskey, some chocolate, Home Alone and Tom Rosenthal's Christmas Quiet (video below) can do to warm your heart.