I realise that it’s probably a blogger cliche, but I just can’t help loving brown paper packages… and yes, I do adore them tied up with string! Bakers twine, to be precise. I’ve been wrapping my Christmas parcels in brown paper for the past five years or so, and I don’t see that changing any
One of the nicest things about spending Christmas as a family is that over the years you develop your own particular traditions. You can assimilate the loveliest elements from your respective childhood Christmases and meld them together, with some of your secret festive dreams thrown in for good measure.
I love the days and weeks in the buildup to Christmas, Mid-winter, and the turning of the year. As the days grow ever darker, and the weather ever more unpleasant, I find that I am soothed by the warmth of the kitchen, and the rituals of making and baking, creating and decorating.
May your days be merry and bright. x