FESTIVITIES

WREATHIt's getting festive around here and I couldn't be happier. It really is my favourite time of year. I spent yesterday marking policy edits while listening to Charlie Brown Christmas (as you do), and last night Tola made egg nog. I mean, egg nog! That's not really a thing here in Australia, though lord knows why, it's damn amazing. We're having a Christmas get-together tonight and it seemed appropriate. And being the wonderful and intelligent person she is, she was up till midnight making pavlova too. Having used all the yolks for the egg nog, she thought nothing of it to just go ahead and use the whites to make one of her famous brown sugar pavlovas. This is my kind of logic. This is why we have been friends for seven years. I spent the evening hanging fairy lights and decorations along the stair rail and curtain rods. I've been inspired by all the wonderful wreaths I've been seeing around the place. This one is from SF designer Silvia Song and just so simple and fresh looking. I'm hoping my mother will help me pull one together when I'm in Adelaide. Her garden is epic and she's patient and crafty - she was the mother that spent hours with my sister and I when we were younger, carefully choosing cheesy Christmas fabric and helping us sew our own decorations.

Lots of other festive ideas over here if you're interested / crazy-excited about Christmas like I am...