Have Yourself a Mellow Little Christmas

Paper star lanterns at Winchester Christmas Market

I’m an incessant list-maker. I can’t even break the habit on a weekend. I’m not far off adding ‘relax’, right next to a neat little tickbox. I know – I have a problem. And even if you’re not in the Listers Anonymous group, lists do sneak up on us round December. After all, you’ve got to keep the fridge stocked with all those extra calories, and make sure you’re ready for the office party/lantern parade/nativity play; not to mention adding to the pile under the tree.

I love all the cliches of Christmas: the roasting chestnuts, the carols, the twinkly lights, and it’s all too easy to miss it in the holiday blur. So this year I’m being careful about what I put on my list…

  • Sing carols
  • Make a gift for someone
  • Shop local
  • Bake something yummy

That’s enough to get me in the festive mood. Anything more I’ll consider a bonus.

2 thoughts on “Have Yourself a Mellow Little Christmas

  1. Bryony, how are you? I also enjoy Serial,by NPR, and Call Your Girlfriend podcasts, which can be very frothy and also thoughtful. And I’m sure you are acquainted with Stuff You Should Know…. Much love to you and your family, especially your mum.