Wow! Seriously guys, I think I have doubled in size since the last time we spoke!!! We have been seriously glutenous and over indulgent this weekend.. But it’s nearly Christmas so it’s ok!! Plus I spent the whole of Saturday working on my accounts so I think I deserved a treat!
I originally had prior engagements with The Celtica Manor’s christmas press event on Saturday night but something came up (and I had my head stuck in accounts, yawn) and I couldn’t go. So instead Brad and I spent the evening drinking hot toddy’s (and eating chocolate) in front of Xfactor and I’m a Celeb.
On Sunday morning, we went down to Sand Bay to walk the dogs along the beach and pop in on Brads nan, whilst we were in the area. On the way back we took the country road and stopped at the massive Cadbury garden centre, to stock up on Christmas decs. I was so ready to get all festive, but Brad couldn’t cope with ALL the people, particularly on an empty stomach, and got totally freaked out. So we left and traded shopping, temporarily, for an extremely delicious carvery and pint of bitter at The White Hart pub near Congresbury.
Once our bellies were filled, we drove home via the Range, to pick up so many new decorations. After starting a little foggy, the day turned out to be glorious sunshine. So it didn’t feel all that Christmassy, aside from the boot full of decorations we hauled home. It was tough work to get Brad in the festive spirit, so I’m going to let you girls in to a secret about how to get your men interested in Christmas decorating early. I sent him to the garage with some ply wood, his power tools, and this DIY from A Beautiful Mess. I linked to this on Things I love Thursday a few weeks back and I was wondering if I’d be able to coax Brad in to helping me make it. Turns out (not so surprisingly!) he’d rather be in the garage with power tools, whilst I brew hot toddy’s and decorate the house! I’m happy with that, I got to dance around the living room to Christmas songs AND get a fancy new light up snow flake.
It’s not quite quite finished yet, I’d still like to look for some christmas blankets and cushions before I reveal the final christmas styling. These are a few sneak peaks, and I made a quick haul video to show you what we picked up. I’ll be putting up a full video towards the end of the week so keep an eye out for that. Once our work was done for the evening, we sat down with some cheese and crackers and a glass of red wine, later to follow with an orange and brandy hot chocolate as our night cap before bed.