So, 34 sleeps to go my daughter tells me. I am trying very hard not to get too stressed out about Christmas this year, but there is something in the air in mid-November that makes me feel panicky. The pressure to make it all perfect can be a bit much! I am working my way down my list, but my focus at the moment is on finding an Advent calendar for my 8 year old daughter. Her brothers are easy peasy, sadly past the lego or playmobile calendar stage (it was a low point in my parenting life when they persuaded me to let them open all the boxes on December 1st). All they want is a chocolate one. But my girl doesn’t like chocolate (don’t know where I got her from) and even though I have found gorgeous ideas for calendars on Pinterest, I’m a bit stuck as to what to put in them. I was thinking of maybe a bead a day to make into a necklace, or a craft set of some kind that I can divide into 24 elements. What do you think, any inspiration?
Now if my husband is reading, this is the one that I want… the Ciate mini nail varnish calendar! It seems to be sold out almost everywhere online, but you can buy it here from the Dublin department store Arnotts
I don’t know if it’s the stress getting to me, but I am wearing all black today which is not something that I do often. It might be my leopard coat, it needs something fairly toned down underneath!
The skirt, and cashmere jumper are old, and I have my Edelman Adenas (which I have just found reduced at House of Fraser – quick, they are great shoes!) and this fab beaded collar from Miss Selfridge. It’s is really well made the beads are properly stitched instead of just glued, great quality for the price.
Ok, back to work I have lots to tick off my list today and school pick up is in an hour. Deep breaths, deep breaths….