What I’m doing for Christmas

December 6, 2011

Daily Digest

What I’m doing for Christmas

The puddings are made, the homely smells of cinnamon and spice fill kitchens nationwide, the Christmas tree lights are twinkling in windows all over the country.. it’s nearly time for Santa! The lovely people at Stylebible.ie interviewed me about how I feel about the holiday season:

Are you very organised / freaking out?
Surprisingly calm despite the fact that I’ve no presents bought yet. I’m too busy giving others ideas for theirs!

Loving the hype / bah humbugging like mad!
Love it when I finally get into it, i.e Christmas week, until then I choose to ignore it. The ads start earlier each year!

When will you start winding down from work?
The 23rd. Luckily it’s a Friday this year, as working on Christmas Eve sucks.

How crazy is your work schedule up to Christmas?
It’s pretty busy but by next week I think people will be on a go slow. Have you seen the amount of people decked out in Christmas jumpers this year? It’s hilarious.

Your most favourite thing about this time of year is…. catching up with good friends and family. When I lived away, there was a distinct warm fuzzy feeling I got coming home for Christmas, seeing the snowman display at the roundabout at Dublin airport, meeting friends for drinks in town when I landed. Now I look forward to meeting others coming home, and those living at home. There’s something about meeting up at Christmas that’s magical.

Your least favourite thing about this time of year is….
the amount of food and drink I’ll consume. It’s really hard to do anything but go with the flow!

The Top three items on your Christmas wishlist are ….

Some cashmere lounge pants and top – something I never take the time to invest in and always wish I’d bought when I’m freezing cold

A luxe iPad case – Capulet have some gorgeous ones which double up as clutches

A posh puffa – again I’m thinking of ways to wrap up well as I don’t think I’m fully prepared for snow and cold yet

Snow… or No?….
BRING IT ON! If only to try out my new snow boots.

To bling or not to bling, that is the question….
Bling, in a sutle way, if that’s possible!

Your alltime favourite Christmas single is ….
Driving home for Christmas by Chris Rea. It’s what I sing when I’m driving down home from Dublin!

The one person you would simply love to meet under the mistletoe this Christmas would have to be…..
My other half, Ivan.

You love / hate office Christmas parties because ….
Love them ‘cos everyone let’s their hair down.

Your tree is beautifully real or perfectly fake….
The real deal. You can’t beat the smell of it.

TV Programme / film you are most looking forward to over the Christmas period is  Absolutely Fabulous on Christmas night, what a fantastic way to make a comeback after 20 years and I’m hoping Stella Mc will make an appearance…sweetie dahling!

Favourite Christmas Tipple….
Mulled wine

And from Christmas tipples to Christmas TIPS – what’s your best Christmas tip?
Bite your tongue on Christmas day to keep the peace!

How do you plan to Spend the Christmas holidays?
On my family’s farm in Westmeath. My mum likes to entertain at home each year. Big fires, walks in the woods, movies and catching up..oh and Mass on Christmas Day.

 

Read the article over on Stylebible.ie

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