Oh dear. It’s nearly Christmas and you have no sweet treats that arn’t a box of Quality Streets (loveyou – kate) from a far flung relative.
Bake these! Thanks Nigella, you gorgeous woman.
Having a Christmas party? Don’t want to play cheesy overplayed Christmas tunes? WELL, how about downloading these bad boys to make your party festive, but a little less like the musical equivalent of Katie Price’s wedding dress.
and The Killers (again)
We really are on an alternative Christmas bender this week, and why the hell not?! Remember what we said about Tradition? But yeah. Looks like the Guardian are getting in our act now!
I feel we underestimate the power of paper these days what with projectors projecting snow falling inside our homes or the gigantic mechanical santa+sleigh that adorn the odd roof. Not that I don’t adore these ridiculous decorations but remember good old paper won’t you!
That is the power of paper right there. I LOVE.
However, on a smaller and less paper cut inducing scale let us not forget the humble paper snowflake. I like the idea of using old books or newspapers to make them that little bit different.
Ok, so Kate is not pro-change when it comes to la Crimbo. Neither are some of you stuck-in-your-ways commentors! Totally fine – Christmas is all about traditions, and I have many of my own (Christmas Eve Cinema trip, Toast with real butter, at least one family member with Flu by New year – the usual…). As important as Tradition is however, I think it’s important to remember this message…
Maaaan trees are expensive this year. Apparently there’s a shortage or summit.
I recommend wrapping up warm, getting a thermos flask full of cocoa and going for a wintery walk in the woods picking up branches to make this:
( via you are my fave)
People do not send enough Christmas cards with themselves looking goofy on. They just don’t. Infact, I’ve only really ever seen it done in TV shows. Lame.
Perhaps the best Christmas tune ever – although all of them bloody great – for your listening pleasure.
We’re all for refreshing ideas for Christmas decorating ideas that don’t cost a bomb…