It must be December – there are two advent calendars in the house.
First is our traditional one, which has come out every year since we have been married (this is its 29th year) and has a small gift for every day of advent.
I don’t get to open any of the gifts, because it is me who prepares it, but luckily my friend has sent me another lovely advent card this year. There are little windows to open each day, each revealing a beautifully painted picture.
On Monday the Christmas CDs, mugs, glasses, tea towels, aprons, cushions, throws and candles were all brought out of storage and are being used. Now that December is here I am aware that I had better get on with things and start being organised – writing cards, buying presents, doing some Christmas baking etc. I can’t say ‘Oh it’s far too early to be thinking of Christmas.’ any more!