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
I have a bit of a weakness for gingerbread lattes. During the rest of the year, I tend to drink flat whites or, on tired days, just plain old espresso shots, but there’s something so alluring about the gentle gingerbread spice, and on a dull wintery day, a ginger-scented coffee always lifts my spirits. Out here