Happy almost Christmas team! I hope you’re ready and excited for the holidays? I’m so looking forward to all the rest, all the family time and all the general joy. It really is my favourite time of the year. So let’s make the impending holidays the first thing on my Friday favourites list, shall we?! They’ll properly kick off tonight with the first of two Christmas parties this weekend, followed by driving home to the parents for Christmas tomorrow morning wherein operation Christmas will properly commence. I can’t wait.
Next on the Friday favourites list is festive London! This city really does look its best when covered in sparkly lights, festive cheer and all the glitter. Don’t believe me? Check out how lovely Selfridges looks, even though it was a dismal grey day. Just gorgeous.
Also making me happy this week, the fact that I’ve finished all my Christmas shopping. Hooray! I’m very pleased that I don’t have to do any mad, panicked shopping this weekend. Plus it’s meant this morning has involved Christmas films and wrapping paper. One of my absolute favourite festive things.
Talking of festive things, I was home at the weekend putting up the parents’ Christmas decorations. Which was obviously lovely. But also exciting, the fact that I got to have snuggles with the Bean, one of my all-time favourite things. Just look at her, how cute is she?!
I’ve been rattling through the books this December and have read some excellent festive reads, including a retelling of A Christmas Carol by Michael Rosen and Tony Ross and an anthology of ten short stories. I’m so pleased I decided to concentrate on festive reads for December – it’s really helped to get me more into the festive mood. Reviews coming soon I promise!
At the weekend I headed to London’s County Hall to watch a production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution. And spoiler, it was amazing. I loved every second of it. It definitely helped that I couldn’t remember the story, despite watching the TV version about a year ago. Oops! Plus it was made better by the play being performed in an actual court room. So cool!
Rounding off my Friday Favourites list this week we have more of lovely London. One of the great things about my new job is exploring a new area at various times of the day. Like seeing St Paul’s in the early evening winter light. Doesn’t it look absolutely stunning? Also, could this shot be anymore perfectly London.
So there we go, the final Friday favourites post of 2017, done and dusted! All that’s left to say is, have an absolutely brilliant Christmas with your family and friends. See you on the other side!