We are taking it easy this year for Christmas – we’re not going anywhere, we only have one house guest, we only have a couple of very casual catch-ups with friends planned and a pantomime on the 28th.
Most presents are wrapped, the turkey and a new batch of gingerbread cookie dough is in the fridge. There won’t be a special Christmas breakfast or brunch or any of that – just the regular porridge or pancakes and being out and about whenever it’s not raining.
Today we went ice skating in front of the Natural History museum, it was quite a workout for us holding the kids up for 50 minutes :) Afterwards we enjoyed a late pizza lunch sitting outside – it was such a warm day! Then a walk through Hyde Park checking out the sights of the Winter Wonderland in the background and then home to a movie and mulled wine.
It’s nice not to rush at this time of the year, it’s nice not to have to-do lists, it’s nice not to dress up for Christmas but just be us and just swing it (easier for me to say than MrB as he’ll be the one cooking :).
I hope everyone has a cozy, memorable and stress-free Christmas surrounded by their loved ones!