It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas!

After a wild, fun night on Thursday, that ended later than expected at 3am, I headed out of the house on Friday to get the tree, again later than expected…The kids were eager to decorate and for the first time ever I let them at it – all except the stringing of the lights that my OCD just couldn’t bear to let go of, not just yet anyway…I have to say they did a mighty fine job.  Even our daredevil elf, Maximus, was suitably impressed.

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While we were waiting for the tree to be delivered I asked the children to write their lists for Santa.  As you can see Poppy was less than impressed for some reason, though Hugh had a blast writing his – I must teach him to do ditto marks next time poor lad!

Lists for Santa

Hat – Nordstrom // T-shirt – Zara (old) // Cardigan – AllSaints // Jeans – Zara coated jeans (similar here) // Boots – Frye Jane Tall boots

The house feels and smells so festive now – I love having the trees up – but it’s hard to believe it really is almost Xmas!!  I haven’t sent cards yet or transferred the kids’ lists into my Amazon cart – thank goodness I had the foresight to photograph them before they were handed over to Santa!

Today I had a good run with Tennyson in the drizzle – the boy is a trouper – 4 miles in the wet and cold was not was not what he was expecting as he bounded out of the door!  I then enjoyed a good old family day watching football and Christmas movies while indulging with peppermint bark and hot chocolate…I think a run will be required most days in this run up to the 25th!

Zara sweater

 Sneakers – Golden Goose // Jeans – Diesel Fayza Jogg Jeans // Tank – Gap // Sweater – Zara


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10 thoughts on “It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas!

  1. Sue

    That’s a huge tree! How did the little un’s manage to get the decs up to the top? I let the boys at our trees yesterday and after they went to bed, the Grumps said to me “sort it out, will you”. And like you, I’m OCD about lights. I need three sets on one tree and they have to be evenly spaced so it’s definitely my job.

    And peppermint bark – is that like the American equivalent of Matchsticks? Remember them?

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      It is – it’s a 9 footer! I had ladders out and had to rearrange a few ornaments that had been hung in clusters at the bottom of the tree:) Some branches had 6 baubles on them:) We’ve got 400 lights on this big thing! I do remember matchsticks – LOVED the orange ones, in fact I can get chocolate orange here these days – but peppermint bark is dark chocolate and white chocolate layered with crushed peppermint candy sprinkled on top – DIVINE – I’ll photograph it next time I’m munching it – it is like crack xx

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Hello lovely – yep I went for an even bigger one this year – almost couldn’t squeeze it in lol…She cheered up a whole bunch once she saw Santa – Hugh on the other had threw is letter at him and legged it – still doesn’t trust Santa:) xx

  2. iwontwearsludgebrown (@iwontwearsludge)

    Bloomin Nora it’s huge said the nun to the vicar!?!?! Huge and beautiful x

    Brings back memories of when my son who was 5 at the time decided to untie the string that was holding up our 8 footer to the bannister rail and the whole thing crashed down on Xmas Eve, minutes before our guests were due to arrive. I very nearly shed a tear!!!

    We seem to have a problem with keeping our trees upright the one this year has already toppled over – I’ve given up!

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