Christmas Countdown: Progress Update

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We’re nearly there! I can’t believe that I’ve managed to blog for 18 consecutive days (with another 7 to go)! You know what this means? It’s exactly 1 week until Christmas!

With that in mind I thought today’s post would be a sort of progress report. So far I have bought the majority of my Christmas presents, with only one ‘big’ item left to buy tomorrow along and a few perishables which I will pick up on Monday. I’m waiting on a few deliveries so If you’re reading this, work for a delivery company and spot a parcel in your stack with my name on it, be a total dear and race it over to my place STAT!

I finally finished the handmade quilt for a certain someone so that will be wrapped ASAP so I never have to look at it again. Honestly, I never realised how time-consuming making a quilt would be! I think it’s taken me 20+ hours to make and if that certain someone doesn’t appreciate the sweat blood and tears that went into his gift, I may have a total meltdown.

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All of my decorations have been up since the start of December (I know, right) however I still don’t feel all that Christmassy! I’m hoping that will change come the weekend when I don an apron and do some festive baking! Ian is on night shift this weekend so I thought I would try my hand at something new and make a selection of petit fours: Mini gin cupcake bites, salted caramel millionaire shortbread and Santa hat cheesecakes!

All in all I think I’m pretty organised. I have sent all but 1 Christmas card (of course I ran out of stamps), but I should remedy this today so I’m golden on that front. I have even sorted out my plans for Hogmanay and arranged to see my besties on Christmas night for a cocktail! I am in charge of activities on Boxing Day and this year I have organised a scavenger hunt for the family 🙂 I won’t go into too much detail as you never know who might be reading but they will be sent around the town finding clues and having a barrel of laughs.

This lucky girl has managed to swag a solid 9 days of work from the 24th of December so I will be spending that time doubling my dress size and having a right good time with friends and family. I do plan on taking a few days off from blogging starting from the 26th of December but I will be back before the new year 🙂 Until then, let me know how your Christmas plans are going! Are you super organised or do you leave it to the last minute and hope for the best? Tell me all about your successes (or troubles) in the comments down below 🙂

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