I don’t think I’m alone when in any month before October, it irks me to see Christmas jumpers and selection boxes on shelves in shops. Then comes November. Yup Christmas is officially in full swing according to the shops and yet still I loudly tut.
You are either a “Yeah I’ve got loads of time” type, or you’re one of those very organised people who by now have things wrapped and hidden with food ordered and on it’s way and perhaps your zen-like state of christmas calm is due to the constant flow of mulled wine that’s been on offer… since September.
Now we’re just an exciting/alarming week away and being threatened with final delivery dates for ordering on-line. Well dears, don’t worry! Much. You’ve got until Saturday 20th December at 12:00 noon to order your Christmas Goodies from the Greenwich Pantry!
I am one of those “it’s too-early” Christmas cynics. Every time I’ve gotten within sniffing distance of a shopping mall or the dreaded West-End I’ve come out in a cold sweat. Turns out however it was the sniffles, I’d been brewing a fever and now I’m laid off with a lovely dose of the Christmas Lurgy and now in bed.
Fear not my festive friends. I have a laptop, wifi and I’m finally getting some peace, comfort and joy- in bed, well every cloud.. and I’m Christmas Shopping (yay) and planning our New Years Pop-Up Shop (watch this space).
So whether you’ve got this season under control and need to recharge or if you’re feeling the Yuletide Yikes here are some of my favourite things that have kept me healthy, warm and fuzzy inside.
- High in vitamins and full of antioxidants, the delicious hibiscus is helping me lick this lurgy. There are lots of varieties and I’m loving the Ginger Hibiscus, topped up with hot water to keep me hydrated. In the name of research I have however prior researched more ways to enjoy this drink in the form of Punch and non alcoholic Sangria : )
- Just because! See my review, it’s exciting exotic sharpness is perhaps the only thing keeping my failing fluey tastebuds awake.
- Natural and not too sweet this warming delicately spiced jar of loveliness is very versatile; a great desert cheat for a baked pastry filling, over ice-cream, spread on toast or simply warmed on its own as what my American pals call ‘pudding’. Very popular with my friends little ones.
- Seasonal stress, weather and heating cause havoc to skin. Treat yourself or a loved one to this precious golden star product. I’ve been massaging this myrrh and frankincense rich balm into my skin to mitigate damage, repair and hydrate. Ahem! WISE MEN!!! This is a great present idea!! HINT HINT!
And on that note my dears, I’ll let you get on with it!
Don’t forget you can shop online until Saturday 20th December at 12:00 noon for delivery of your goodies from the Greenwich Pantry before Christmas!