So Tuesday was my birthday and even though I wasn’t super excited about it (getting old, one step closer to 30, what am I going to do with my life? etc) I still had a really good time. The Boy took me out to a little French restaurant for dinner. My favourite course was dessert as we ordered the chocolate fondue for two. I am now convinced that’s the only way to eat fruit.
It seems like there’s that end-of-year rush work wise so I try and squeeze all things fun in the weekends. On Friday The Boy and I were invited to a mince pies and mulled wine evening which was really nice. The hostess had made these delicious pies from scratch which inspired me to give it a go, probably next weekend. Yesterday I spent the morning decorating our stairs banister with Bridget Jones’ Diary on in the background. Being on a student’s budget means that I couldn’t go all out on Christmas decorations but I think I made it work. What do you think? I really like the little red robins. I also made some card paper reindeer decorations that I pinned here, but I’ll do a separate post about them.
Today was all about shopping for presents. I do try and do most of my shopping online, particularly for The Boy as I want to keep his presents secret, and I was dreading the crowds, but we went early on in the day and it was actually quite nice. I still have a few presents to buy, I haven’t found anything for my mum yet. I bought some brown paper from Poundland and some ribbon and stickers from Paperchase; I think wrapping presents is something that I’m exceptionally good at. An underrated skill I think.
So now it’s time to wrap presents and write Christmas cards while watching Elf, one of my favourite festive films. How has your weekend been?