Shopping for Christmas in the January sales can be a great way to save money, but getting organised twelve months in advance is a big ask! For those of you who aren’t quite there yet, here are a few tips to get you through the silly season without breaking the bank. Read more
Strawberries and Ice Cream
It’s 9.10 on Saturday night and we’ve reached that point where we are so tired, everything is hilarious. Possibly not the best time to try writing a blog, definitely not the best time to try and make Christmas wreaths, but we did both anyway. The results on the wreaths have been surprisingly attractive.
Here is the recipe we used:
Antarctica (yes we know, not actually a country)
Christmas in Antarctica is during the austral summer so for three months they are in continuous daylight. There is no day-off in Antarctica, however, there is a festive meal and usually a big party in the evening. It has been said that Christmas in McMurdo Station is more peaceful than anywhere else due to the complete absence of commercialism, the isolation, and the simple beauty of a truly white Christmas.
In our household, Christmas has always been my domain. My husband humours me, letting me go nuts with decorating, and sometimes even chips in half for a new set of decorations or tree. He will tell me when he doesn’t like my ideas – usually if they involve excessive amounts of pink or gold – but all-in-all he’s very tolerant of my Christmas obsession.
Last Christmas marked the first year of my plan to have a different themed Christmas tree every year. At the beginning of December 2012 I was heavily pregnant with my first child. Having gone on maternity leave a month earlier, I used my free time to design and make some of the decorations for my tree. The original theme was “Baby’s First Christmas”, however, with my baby being a boy, and my obsession with pink, the tree morphed into a more gender-neutral “Candy Lane” tree.