I'm such a natural homebody so December can be quite a shock to the system! Suddenly my diary is stacked up with night after night of plans - this year includes multiple Christmas work parties, dinners, drinks and even a hen-do! I'm planning a very very quiet January, but for now, here are some of the things that have been making me feel festive this year.
This year's Harrods Christmas windows are split horizontally in two, with these little mice vignettes appearing as a cross section 'under the floor' of the main window display. They are just at the eye level of small children and they are stuffed with mischievous mice and a charming collection of treasures; you could miss them if you were looking in a hurry, but there were so many children with their faces pressed up against the glass, which was just the sweetest thing.
Afternoon tea at The Palm Court for my friend's hen do - such a treat and a lovely way to catch up before we all wind down for the holidays.
Tea tasting with JING Tea started the festive season off with a lovely (calm!) evening of tea tasting. I've got some ideas up my sleeve for my brother's Chinese tea ceremony as part of his wedding in May.
Our Christmas tree; every year I say it's better and better, but I think this year's really is the best. Just the right proportions, featuring all my favourites from the Christmas Box. Happy Christmas lovely ones!