The Weekend | It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

The Weekend | It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

I usually find that I only ever have one weekend free in December. The annual family gathering in York always takes up one and I’m always in Sheffield for the final weekend before Christmas, and some kind of other Christmas-related event always comes along and fills the third. But that fourth weekend, I do my damn hardest to keep free so I can do all those little festive things that make me feel like I’m basically a real-life elf. 

Friday 

Despite a shocking amount of cancelled trains, I headed into London to meet my friend Beth in Covent Garden. I’d deliberately suggested Covent Garden because boy, does that area of London know how to do Christmas. We met at Seven Dials, which was an absolutely glorious sight of Christmas merriment, and settled into the Two Brewers pub for a drink. As is typical of us, 3 hours passed alarmingly fast and we were soon on the hunt for food. We went to by Chloe which is a super cute, plant-based fast food restaurant; I would recommend the guac burger. Whilst munching on dairy-free choc chip cookies, we took a wander around Covent Garden to see the Christmas tree and lights. There was a giant lit-up reindeer. Need I say more?

Saturday 

I was up bright an early in the morning to go get my nails done. I always really fancy festive nails at this time of year and 1st December was obviously the perfect time to get red, sparkly nails. G and I went to check out the St Albans Christmas market which has opened right next to our flat again. We had bratwurst and doughnuts for lunch, along with a little mooch, and then I braved the Saturday crowds in town to do some Christmas shopping. We spent the evening in the pub, spontaneously joined by my friend Jordan, for dinner and plenty of drinks. Mash with gravy man. One of life’s true joys. 

Sunday 

Christmas tree day!! I always think this should be a mini celebration in itself so once we’d bought our yearly decoration for the tree, we headed to Sainsbury’s to stock up on goodies. The afternoon was full of the smell of G’s homemade sausage rolls baking and the sound of Christmas music. We put up our small, slightly chaotic tree (what a joy) and covered the flat in fairy lights and tinsel. I had a bath with an epic Lush Christmas bath bomb and we then enjoyed a feast which included baked camembert, hummus, olives, honey glazed chorizo & padron peppers. Oh and watched Everest which, er, wasn’t remotely Christmassy. There was snow in it though… 

Christmas, we're ready for ya!

The Weekend | It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

The Weekend | It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

The Weekend | It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

The Weekend | It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

The Weekend | It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

The Weekend | It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

The Weekend | It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

The Weekend | It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

The Weekend | It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas


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