The Christmas Spirit is sneaking around the back yard and trying to make it's way in through the windows. I knew I just had to give it some time.
Cakes have been baked (lots and lots of cakes).
And granola gifts for my lovely team mates too.
There was a wonderful work Christmas party at my boss's house.
We found a tree we both liked (I lie - it was the only one left in any of the stores but it's just a bit kitsch, it sheds "leaves" all over the floor, and I love it).
I'm now officially on leave for a month. We are doing a little bit of travelling to see our families but once we are back home I'm looking forward to participating in the annual ritual of not leaving my postcode for the duration of the holidays.
I'm going to quilt, and sew, and tidy, and garden. I intend to relax. Clean the shed. And swim every single day. And I can't wait.