Don’t you just love this time of year? sure, the lack of daylight and freezing cold temperatures can sometimes bum you out- but there are so many things to love about winter. There’s nothing quite like the smell of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg in the air, the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree and decorating the home ready for holiday hibernation.
We bought our Christmas tree from our local florist Northern Flower last week. Our trusty hotchpotch collection of decorations were removed from the loft and put to work. There’s nothing quite like the smell of the Christmas tree when you return from a day out in the cold.
Despite my vow to only ever use natural products- I couldn’t resist my absolute favorite Christmas fragrance, the Illumens Nutmeg and Cinnamon aromatic tapers. Every Christmas I buy the Nutmeg and Cinnamon reed diffuser, a tradition that began when I lived close to Fortnums and now I can’t imagine the Christmas home without that incredible scent.
As well as the tree I’ve added the red roses indoor planter from Tree2mydoor. Tree2mydoor is a company that offers a selection of flowers and trees for gifts or just to treat yourself! You can choose from their vast array or plants, order and send a tree or plants as presents, gift wrapped with gift cards.
It’s at this time of year when I just want to snuggle up in a toasty warm house and enjoy pottering, wrapping presents and preparing for the big day! I love indulging in Christmas traditions such as wreath making (next week, squeal!) carol singing, watching Home Alone and heading off to a good old fashioned panto! by far my favourite thing about the festive season is getting together with loved ones.
Since the tree went up Pickle has been sat underneath guarding the presents.
‘I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.’ -Charles Dickens