December. Really? Already?
At this time of year we got through the usual routine of being amused at other people putting up their decorations way too early. Ho, Ho we mutter as we pass – far too early. oh no, not us, we are sensible and wait. Then somewhere in the middle of the month panic sets in ‘we haven’t got the decs up yet!’
At the mo we are still at the scorn stage – not a hint of a decoration up here. Apart from advent calendars that is. My son’s advent boxes are out, and he made me a surprise advent calender with photos behind the door – I was really touched.
And the Christmas mugs have come out – we buy a new one each year – and start using them from the 1st of December – yes ok a bit early but it’s nice and we like them.
And in this house, the mince pies start with the beginning of December – because at this end of the month they are a real treat – towards Christmas Day there are even nommier things to eat (is ‘nommier’ an actual word.. I think not.. oh well).
So we have begun.