On my mini break I got stuck in and cleared out my craft room/study which had become a bit of a dumping ground when the kitchen/dining room was being renovated and now that project is finished the room really needed a good clean up.
I organised my wrapping station sorting out all my ribbons and papers so I can wrap presents all pretty without getting into a fight with the scissors and tangled string. I then got inspired to start writing my Christmas list ...
Yes I'm one of those annoyingly organised people who has already started Christmas shopping. I don't go out on a specific Christmas shopping mission, that always stresses me out and I end up spending more and not really getting what I want.
When I'm out and about I've always got my eye out for things that would make nice presents for my friends and family. If you are out shopping and you see something that you think would make a great gift for a friend then you must buy it there and then because you know you'll either not remember what it was you were going to get them or you won't be able to find it again. Trust me, I do it even now but I'm being ruthless from now on when I see something that screams their name - I'll buy it for them and put it away until their Birthday or Christmas.
I keep all the gifts in the spare wardrobe in the guest bedroom and if I've forgotten a Birthday or need an impromptu gift I know I've always got a pretty good stash to shop from at home.
This year I want to have the majority of my shopping done by 1 December. I can't promise they'll be wrapped all pretty ready to go under the tree by then, but I definitely want to be organised and all shopped out so that I can focus on hosting Christmas Day lunch .... YES Mr P and I are hosting our very first Christmas Day Lunch and I'm so freaking excited I've been pinning decorating ideas for months!
Have you started your Christmas shopping?