holiday season, home

advent calendar 2015 - day 17 and day 18

Drinking hot cocoa with a handful of marshmallows was yesterday's activity, and it actually happened for dinner, since we unexpectedly decided to have breakfast for dinner ! (do you often do that ? It hardly ever happens over here) That was fun !

underneath the mug, is a Christmas themed placemat by Pimpernel that I've had for over a decade & that I love to use in December.

underneath the mug, is a Christmas themed placemat by Pimpernel that I've had for over a decade & that I love to use in December.

Today's activity isn't one, it's a chocolate lollipop once again (last chocolate of the calendar, I reassure you !)

I remember now that I didn't show you what I did with a piece of a wooden shutter I rescued from my parents' summer house (now being sold) : I taped Christmas cards & hung a string of fairy lights & it made a seasonal display !

Yup, that's hubby in the background, working from home. As you can see, the weather's really dark & gloomy today. Off to do the last of the holiday shopping before everyone goes ! (that's rosemary in the thrifted ceramic pot, btw)

Today's Christmas song is part of a movie with the same name : "White Christmas"

Thank you for indulging my soft spot for Christmas musics/songs ... I'm not so cheesy, I swear ! It's just that there are moments, these days, when I feel a little anxious about our world & our future, and I need to find bubbles of carefree things like these. Thank you for your understanding.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone. I'll be back here tomorrow or on Sunday.

ox

Sonia