Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Nine weeks until Christmas.

Those of you who know me in person know I am unashamed in my utter glee for the holiday season, and it's starting to feel more and more like my favourite time of the year.  Halloween's all well and good, and I'm a sucker for watching the Guy Fawkes fireworks with a baked potato and chilli, but the big cahuna has always been, and will always be, Christmas.

Most of the preparations I've made so far are in the form of lists and ideas in my head, but as we move towards November I can feel a major to do list coming on.  As busy as life can be with work and friends and Junior League and blogging, there's something about Christmas preparations that just appeals - the cosy evenings writing cards, finding a gift that will make someone smile, trying out new recipes...

....oh, and trying to figure out how to kitten-proof our tree!


  1. Kitten proof your tree sounds like a very difficult task!! I nominated you for the Liebster award! :)

  2. It's going to be a challenge! Thank you for the nomination!


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Hi, I'm Claire...

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I believe in 80s pop, 90s teen movies, and proper thank you notes. I just like smiling...smiling's my favourite.

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