The other day I took little L to Somerset House for a spot of ice skating. After the skates came off, we treated ourselves to vanilla cupcakes and danced around the gigantic Christmas tree. Ok, I didn’t dance, but I watched my daughter perform funny little ‘ballet’ moves, going round and round, losing herself in […]
Throughout the year, I keep on tripping over potential presents that hold the possibility of making a dear friend/my mother in law/my sister happy beyond words. But comes Christmas, my mind goes blank as soon as I need to face elbowing my way through the hordes of maniac shoppers that aimlessly but very determined congest […]
I left my mother’s house quite early; that’s how I happened to have my first own Christmas tree at the tender age of 18. Back then, I didn’t have much money, and the little fir tree in a pot had to be decorated with bright red taffeta bows only. In the sale after that Christmas […]
Thank you Anetta, for the lovely singing teddy bear!
Well, actually it was St. Lucy’s (Lucia) day. But as the whole family will be scattered all over the globe for Christmas, with one brother-in-law with his wife and in-laws in the US and the other one with my in-laws in Switzerland, we decided to bring forward the feasting and feting.
Finally, it’s the season of comfort and joy again. Time to go overboard on Christmas decorations, buy presents for family and friends, write Christmas cards and wish lists, sit together around the table and feast (have I mentioned that there will be the whole family sitting around our table this Sunday, hoping to be fed? […]
Christmas is by far my favourite time of year. I just love fairy lights, the smell of ginger bread, mulled wine and the colourful decorations that brighten up grey winter days. So when John Lewis asked me to contribute my set of rules for a ‘Perfect Family Christmas’, I was more than happy to join […]