Well isn’t December getting busy, it is Thursday already and we are only just getting round to our Top Five. Christmas festivities are in full swing at the cottage. Let’s take a look at what has been going on:
The tree is up! Every year we go to a local Christmas tree farm and pick up a Fraser Fir. It is a slimmer than a traditional real tree so it fits into smaller spaces. We have gone for a traditional scheme this year using pine cones and red and gold baubles. We also have a lovely set of 12 days of Christmas ornaments which fit right in.
Christmas party season has started (along with the accompanying hangovers!) We helped Rich’s folks host a drinks party on Sunday evening with mulled wine and mince pies aplenty. On Monday morning we stepped outside to survey the damage done. Not too bad considering!
We took Monday off work for a bit of a London Christmas day out. We started with a little wander around the V&A. It is probably our favourite London museum, we especially like the British galleries.
The true reason for our London trip was Christmas shopping. We stopped off at Harrod and Liberties, did Oxford street, regents street and Tottenham court road. We didn’t get everything we needed but we made quite a dent!
Whilst traipsing down oxford street we felt the need of a little pick me up. Thank goodness for John Lewis. We headed to their roof garden pop-up bar, themed around a winter forest it was festive and fun. We especially like the garden lodges you can book for dinner. Their G&T wasn’t half bad either!