Everybody seems to post about Christmas today (and probably for many days to come), and I wasn't going to do the same - until I saw this fantastic video on Anna's blog. Loved it!
I had just got used to the fact that the second Halloween was out, Christmas was in. This year, though, Christmas almost seemed to beat Halloween! A lot of places seemed ready for Santa's arrival by mid-October, and I actually saw the first TV ad for a Christmas catalogue in August! I usually spend November (and I guess October in this case) moping about the Christmas decorations being up too early, but his year I decided that if you can't beat them, join them. This decision has lessened my stress quite a bit, I have to say!
Anyway, now that it's December, and also because I'm leaving Edinburgh on 17.12. for my holidays, I'm all in for starting the Christmas season! We actually had a first Christmas party last Saturday, when the Finns from work met up in North Berwick for dinner, drinks, a few presents and lots of talk. Good times :) The next one is coming up this Saturday, with a Christmas dinner for about 50 people from work. Should be fun :)