Hello, I hope you're keeping warm in this freezing weather. We've still had no snow round here, but it sure is chilly outside. I've been shutting the curtains and putting the fire on at about 4 O'clock, but it does make the evenings seem really long! Not long 'till the shortest day though thankfully.
No proper tree again this year. My decorating gets more minimal every year I think, but I dug out a box of decorations for the twig "tree" and think it looks very cheerful.
I'm trying not to spend much this year and have been busy making a various presents. (Can't say any more at the moment!) Loving my home made crackers too. Simply made with crepe paper and a bit of wrapping paper. Prettied up with some ribbons. The only drawback is having to buy my own gift :) but rather that than yet more nail clippers etc!
Looking forward to some good food and treats at Christmas. I've been saving up my Nectar card points all year and boring the family with how much they're worth each week. I think I've got about £130 now so that should pay for lots of nice "free" goodies.
I think tomorrow is mince pie making day. I've got a jar lurking in the cupboard from last year. Pretty sure it will be ok. Wish me luck!