The lead up to Christmas gets me excited for lots of different reasons, and in recent years it has helped to spark a creativity that had been lying dormant and unfulfilled. Planning a cake for a family gathering, baking edible gifts for friends or making decorations all give me a sense of calm that I can struggle to achieve otherwise. Although I do all these things throughout the year, Christmas combines one present-giving event for everyone with long dark evenings, perfect for cosying up with a project.
I have recently come to the realisation that I am sometimes a rubbish adult. This blog, for example, which I started full of grand ideas of starting posting once a week and moving up to twice, or three times, has become a desert with tumbleweeds blowing across it. Also, I regularly forget to take off my makeup.
So I’m making a late November resolution to be better and more like an adult.