This weekend had such a jolly Xmas theme! I went to the gym on Friday night (the only non Xmas activity at the weekend!) and had an early night afterwards. On Saturday we headed to my friends’ place for the yearly ginger house party where we had mulled wine, listened to Christmas music and built & decorated ginger bread houses :) When we had the first Xmas party a few years ago there was only one baby present, this Saturday we had one baby and three adorable little kids. All the sweets gave the kids such a sugar high that they started dancing around to Xmas songs, so cute! After the Xmas party, we headed to Franco Manca to get pizza and then watched an episode of Westworld before bed time. On Sunday we walked to the little Xmas market between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. They have so many lovely stalls! But rather than having mulled wine outside, we walked over to Borough market and sat down inside Bedales, a cosy little wine bar, way warmer than outside!
Less than 4 weeks to go until Christmas ♡ Though I’m not a fan of crowded shopping streets (especially if you have to fight your way through them to meet your friends for dinner), Oxford Street is so beautiful during the Xmas season. Especially this year the Christmas lights look amazing. If you have not been to London, make sure you either come in summer (the only halfway nice weather season we have) or visit London in December to experience all the Christmas decoration everywhere and of course our Christmas markets. They seriously go crazy here with Xmas deco and it is actually lots of fun to visit Liberty and Harrods just to go to their Christmas shops… I put my Xmas deco up already last week. We even went for a mini Christmas tree although we won’t spend Christmas here in London. It’s just so pretty when the home is decorated and looks super jolly. Next weekend we are going to a ginger bread party at a friends’ house. It has almost become a Christmas tradition now and I’m sure people are secretly practicing their ginger bread house building and decorating skills to win the beauty contest haha ♡
Christmas is coming! And it is that time of the year again where lots of people run through the shops like chickens without heads just to find that special gift for little ones. But it is not only parents and relatives who have to go through with this – if you are visiting friends with kids during Christmas you are expected to bring a little something. Toys are always a great gift, and lifelike baby dolls are always a popular choice for younger girls. I still remember receiving my first doll so it just goes to show that a thoughtful gift can bring a lifetime of happy memories! Here is a list of gift ideas for that little something for a little girl. Prices range from around GBP 15 to GBP 60. Of course, if you’re buying a gift for someone special, visiting somewhere like jacobs the jeweller might be a better option for you. You’ll want to make sure that you get the right thing for that special someone. Even if that means doing a bit of shopping around first, then that’s fine. You will want your special someone to love what you give them. If you are still struggling for ideas then yyou can always take a look at these FINE GEMS. Hopefully it will give you some inspiration? And if it does give you some inspiration then great, let’s hope the person you give it to will love it! At the end of the day though, it’s the thought that counts.