Hello friends! Thank you for stopping by. Today I have my final guest poster, Helen Jones. You can find her at blogging over at Bakingaitch or follow her on Twitter @bakingaitch. Today she is sharing her Christmas traditions with us, and I thought what a better day to share this with my friends than Christmas itself? Enjoy!
This year Santa Claus is definitely coming to our house! And the reason? I am mother to a 2 year old girl! The whole package is making her so excited…whether it is putting up the Christmas tree, wrapping the presents or spotting Santa Claus wherever we are.
But the thing that makes me smile the most is the question that she keeps asking as she looks up to the sky, “Santa…are you listening?”
Until this year, my little one has been too little to understand about Santa…but this year she knows that he is coming and that he will bring presents (if she’s good of course – a promise I have been using, like every good mummy, since October!)
This of course just adds to my excitement! I love Christmas because of all the food and the social aspect of having family and friends over. Also because I love to entertain and feed people.
I love thinking about what food I am going to serve, whether that be traditional or new ideas. I pour over recipe books and Christmas magazines for the perfect starter, vegetable side dish or a lovely cake.
Our Christmas tree will go up with my old decorations which do not match my living room, but I don’t care because they are mine! We will add to them with the homemade ornaments that my little one will bring from nursery, the one that I have bought her with her name on and the ones I have carefully made by hand.
I always love to make mince pies, which is of course a traditional English Christmas food.