Thursday, 10 December 2009

Christmas? Really?

My three kings - aren't they brilliant?

Advent candles from our Church- St Mary's Church Windermere.

You just wouldn't think it was the festive season in this house. My Christmas plans have ground to a halt. Nothing done yet. Well- very little. A few mince pies in the cupboard.

Tomorrow, finally. we will get our tree and we will decorate it. A lovely family evening is planned. This time tomorrow night it I will be admiring my fairy lights.

It's the school carol service tomorrow afternoon. I go to lunch with my pals first at Pizza Express. It is always very atmospheric, and it means teenager starts his holidays.

Christmas shopping progress will be made on Saturday, my aunt and uncle are coming on Sunday for a festive dinner and presents exchange. It will be very jolly.
And best of all, we are going away to Scotland for Christmas itself. We arrive on Christmas eve and leave on December 27th. Mum, other half, teenager and I. A lovely big Scottish hotel in the Borders. Big log fires, comfy lounge, fabulous views, a pool, gym and snooker for teenager, and being waited on hand and foot. Heaven. I just can't wait. All I will have to think about is what to wear, what to eat at dinner, and what to wear.


Clippy Mat said...

that sounds like a wonderful break. Lucky you. Enjoy! :-)

Decadent Housewife said...

Sounds perfect! I think you have needed this.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Scotland????? I am green with envy. What is snooker? Please take lots and lots of pictures...I can only dream....
Your kings are beautiful.
Merry Christmas, Suz

l'optimiste said...

aaargh! mince pies! forgot them! we do Xmas dinner this Sunday [kids going all over the world soon] so I've done the lot and can relax and enjoy the fireside until January! woop woop
The hotel sounds like a brilliant idea!

Gill - That British Woman said...

pop over and see the snow on my blog, that will give you an extra Christmas spirit!!

Gill in Canada

Anonymous said...

Once your lights and tree are up you will feel better :-) Sounds like you've had a rough few months - a trip to Scotland will be just the thing to pick you up.

Loopin said...

Ho! Ho! Ho! I'm sure that tree's up by now and you've got a ton of decorations and lights brightening up the place. And maybe the Christmas Carols CDs are going on the CD player!

Hope all that stressful Christmas shopping is done and dusted for another year.

I'm sure you'll have a wonderful and relaxing time up in Scotland - you certainly deserve it.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Beat yer! Done most of our decorations today. To be honest, 'The wife' did them and I watched!

Suburbia said...

Ooooh that sounds lovey :)

(Thanks for your kindness at mine)

karen gerstenberger said...

What a great plan - enjoy every moment of it! And please take lots of photos.