Last week I was walking to the till in a grocery store with a Christmas calendar, yes I know we are in October, among my shopping. It took a lot of effort to go back and leave it on it's shelf, telling myself "It's only October". I had picked it up because I was thinking it might sell out, but I'm sure there will still be plenty of chocolate Christmas calendars out there for £1 when December comes around. And some on sale after the Christmas period. What it really made me think about is the fact that a little while back I was appalled by the arrival of Christmas merchandise back in September and while writing this I have to admit that I have bought 3 decorations for our tree, 1 Christmas present, I have planned most of the other presents and I am working on a Christmas calendar for the boyfriend. I have also been to the Christmas shops in Selfridges, Liberty's and Peter Jones. You know, in case it all sells out. I think just seeing the Christmas merchandise in grocery stores, store employees in Santa hats (that might be a bit early...) and catalogues for Christmas presents and whatnot has secretly influenced me and introduced Christmas in October. I still think it's too early, but I have already given in, because we are surrounded. I know the Oxford Street light are being lit in the beginning of November, and then there is literally no turning back. Even for a Christmas lover like myself, I don't want the excitement of Christmas to be over before December but we are really heading that way.
I'm Christine and I currently live in London with my husband where I do my best to go to as many restaurants as possible, bake, DIY and occasionally let my hair down and go to a museum. x