Please can I just take a moment to express how full I am right now? I think this year sets a personal world record for the largest amount of food consumed in the shortest amount of time!! The good news is, I don't regret it one bit. It's only Christmas once a year! #Yolo.
As many of you know by now, I currently live in London, and have done for the last 5 years, but when it comes to Christmas, I head back to Surrey where the parents are based and spend about a week there.
This may come as a surprise to you (seeing as Hospitality is my middle name and I'm usually the first at the bar/on the dance floor on a night out), but when it comes to Christmas Eve, I could think of nothing worse than going out! When your job involves doing a lot of networking and socialising, sometimes its nice to just (try to!) switch off for a few days, and really appreciate the precious moments with your loved ones. Christmas is the perfect time (and probably one of the rare times in the year) when we can actually do this, so I like to make the most of it.
When I was little, my parents would always make Christmas the most magical time for my brothers and I. The house would always be decorated with Christmas scenes and filled with festive cheer, and Christmas Eve was always a MASSIVE deal! All of our close family and dear friends would come over, and Santa would come and visit us and give us all of our wonderful gifts. It was amazing, and I will certainly make sure that my children experience the same magicality that I did. It's the reason that I STILL am obsessed with Christmas!
Even though my two brothers and I are all over the age of 27, the household is still always decorated beautifully once Christmas approaches...