Does any one else feel that they are running out of time already? I haven't had time to blog or make any cakes - I feel pulled in so many different directions - and this week is the last week to finish the girls' presents because school finishes at lunchtime Friday. I like to have everything bought and wrapped for them before school finishes, otherwise there is the risk of being "caught in the act", so to speak. When they were small, I would hide everything until Christmas Eve and then after they had gone to bed I would wrap their presents - doesn't quite work like that anymore really. I think once I get to Monday I should be able to concentrate on just the food - if not, I think a stiff drink of something will be called for (to be taken with food every four hours - not really, only joking).
And, I'm sorry if this is going to offend but did anyone actually ask Sally Bercow for her opinion on Kirstie Allsop's programme? If it was so awful, why was she watching it? So, for the record, I like it, my younger daughter and I like watching it together and are planning to have a go at the snow globes and the gift tags - I've ordered my metal letter stamps - just need the acrylic paint. So, Sally - it may not be your cup of tea - but it suits many of us and if you think you are being insulting - you are not. I would rather be like Kirstie Allsop any day than be anything like Sally Bercow - my advice to you would be to spend a little more time being a supportive wife and mother and less time on your self promotion and ridiculously childish attention seeking behaviour.
Right, I've got that off my chest, I should really get a twitter account - in fact that's going to be on my list of things to do for the new year.
So, off to continue with the Christmas run-up frenzy - good luck.