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I'm enjoying the orange glow, mild weather and dry spells of Autumn, but I bought my very first Christmas present of the yesterday. I'm baking with pumpkin and cinnamon at the weekends, but also eyeing up the tree decorations in Clas Olson and wondering how quickly the cat would break them (answer: extremely, and with much joy on her little face). I have no shame in eyeing up the 3-for-2 deals in Boots whenever I walk past, and I've had a secret gift list Pintrest board in the works for weeks now. I think i've officially succumbed, and it is glorious.
It probably won't still feel like Christmas for me properly until the decorations are up and everybody else is getting in the mood too, but for now I'm just going to sit back and enjoy the ride over the next couple of months. After all - there's only 8 more Mondays til Christmas ;) So I for one am going to go some, drink my peppermint hot chocolate and watch The Nightmare Before Christmas without feeling guilty.
What do you think of shops and towns getting into the Christmas spirit early? Embrace it or hate it? When are you starting your Christmas shopping? Let me know below!
- Natalie XOX