10 things I love about Christmas…

In no particular order…

1. Food – when else is it okay to eat everything you possibly can fit on a plate, then go on to eat a big piece of Christmas cake and THEN nibble on sweets and crisps all day?! Okay, so you put on twice your original body weight in a week, but it’s all worth it 😉

What's better than a Christmas dinner?!

What’s better than a Christmas dinner?!

2. Secret Santa! – It never ends up staying secret, but it’s so much fun! It’s also okay to buy the most ridiculous gifts for your friends. Plus, everyone gets something, but you only have to buy one gift each.

3. Peeking under the tree – Come on, no matter how old you are, everyone does it…

4. Wrapping presents – I love making them look pretty with ribbons and bows! It’s only going to get ripped off, but it’s nice to know that I spent time on it…

Wrap them beautifully so they look good under the tree :)

Wrap them beautifully so they look good under the tree 🙂

5. Putting up the tree – It makes you feel festive several weeks early!

6. Waking up really early – You never want to wake up at 6am in the morning at any other time of the year, but suddenly at Christmas, it’s okay!

7. Spending time with the people I love – It’s not every day that you get to spend time with nearly every member of your family, and all f your closest friends. Plus, it means lots of parties 😉

8. It’s okay to wear red and green together – MAJOR colour clash at any other time of the year, but at Christmas, it’s “festive”.

9. Watching rubbish T.V – Everyone complains about rubbish daytime T.V throughout the year, but make it Christmas themed and everyone wants to watch it… ALL DAY!

10. Christmas films! – Elf, Love Actually, Home Alone… Christmas films are the best movies ever!

What’s your favourite part of Christmas?

Top 10 Guilty Pleasures – the little (and sometimes embarrasing) things that get me through…

In no particular order:

1. Nandos – I could live of the stuff… I’m a Mango & Lime sort of girl 😉

It's the best food you will ever taste... honestly.

It’s the best food you will ever taste… honestly.

2. Chocolate box competitions – at Christmas, everyone has a big tin of chocolates, but why not make it competitive by having someone describe the wrapper, and you have to know the exact name of the chocolate? (Roses and Quality Street are quite similar!) Surprisingly, you can get a good hour of entertainment out of this, and I actually get REALLY competitive…

So… which one’s the blue one… I can tell you now that it’s a coconut eclair 😉

3. Wrapping presents – it’s a great boredom killer, and I love to put ribbons and everything on them so they look pretty! 😀 Also I’m really quick at it, so I think I’m secretly an elf.

4. Doctor Who – call me a geek if you like. David Tennant and Matt Smith are my favourites by far…

5. Bubble Baths – Spending ages in a really deep, hot, Bubble Bath, with music playing fairly loudly.

<< unfortunately I’m not quite lucky enough to have this sort of a bubble bath… someone fix this please?

6. Guys with an Irish accent – for me, this is THE sexiest sound on earth. I could just sit and listen to them all day… except those really annoying chirpy ones, like Jedward, who I just want to punch in the face.

7. Watching Michael McIntyre DVD’s – I’ve seen them several times, and they never fail to make me laugh! Plus, he has two boys, with the same names that I always wanted to call my children if I had boys… Lucas and Oscar (aww)

The “not-actually-Chinese” Chinese man!

8. Hugh Grant – YES, he plays the same character in every movie he’s in, but I actually find him quite attractive, even when he does his terrible dance moves… put on a film with him in, and I’m happy 😉

9. Back Massages – I think everyone loves a good massage! I also really like the feeling when someone cracks my back.

10. The Pain of Stretching – it’s a surprisingly satisfying sort of pain! Take it from a dancer.