The gorgeous daughters absolutely love Christmas and had blitzed the house from top to bottom and turned it into Santa’s Grotto.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love the festive season and I am certainly grateful for the tidiness of the house and the fact that they bought the Christmas tree themselves.
You can take things a little far.
There are elegantly wrapped presents under the tree already (I thought Father Christmas brought those), adorned with ribbons and bows.
The trouble is, the monster that is Marv the terrible (cat) doesn’t like ribbons and bows and keeps chewing them into pieces. He does this with helium filled balloons on ribbons too, chews straight through the ribbon so the balloon ends up floating on the ceiling.
So I went for the ‘if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em’ approach and on Friday Pud (gorgeous daughter number 2) and I did a little baking.
Rudolph cupcakes :) We saw the idea on the BBC Good Food website.
Basic chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing, white and red icing for eyes and nose and they used pretzels for the antlers. We used chopped up curly wurlys – much more fun :)
Having Christmassed up the house, gorgeous daughter number one and John have now taken themselves off to Lapland for four days for the full snowy, festive experience.
This sadly involved me getting up at 3am to drive them to Gatwick Airport this morning.
If they get to see the Northern Lights I am going to be very jealous :)