It has been another busy weekend for us as we prepare for a weekend break and start to think about how we will be decorating the cottage for Christmas. Let’s look at out Top Five and what has kept up going this week.
Sunday just gone was the first Advent in Christmas. Being dutiful God-Parents to our Godson Dexter we gave him a toy Nativity set to start the Advent celebrations. We have yet to find a Nativity set that we agree on, but are hopeful we will find one soon.
We have a tradition of watching Christmas movies through December to get us in the mood for Christmas. We started with the 1942 classic “Holiday Inn”. We will spend the rest of the month trying to make sure we fit all the movies in before our final movie, a Muppets Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve.
We made a little trip to Ikea on Sunday to pick some items to make our Christmas gifts. As it is either illegal or impossible to leave Ikea without buying candles we left the store with a large number of them. We will be using them throughout Christmas as they help make the cottage cosy.
We like a good advent calendar and this year we have decided to go for a traditional one, ie without chocolate in it, and found this vintage looking one in John Lewis. Don’t worry, we will still have a chocolate one and will be including the cat and dog as they will also be getting special pet friendly ones too.
We are off to Copenhagen on Thursday for a short weekend, start of Christmas break. This is the second time we are going and are looking forward to the fairy tale feel in the city. It is also predicted to snow, which is equally as exciting.