Christmas in December, that's all I really ask for.
Walking round Asda a few weeks ago, just into November I found myself singing along to the merry strains of Jingle Bells. It took a minute or two for my brain to register the wrongness of this. Looking around me though I could see exactly why they were playing this music. For the first time the 'Seasonal' aisle was bustling with people filling their trolleys with selection boxes, Christmas sweets and tins of biscuits. I wonder how many of them got home and thought "what are we going to have for tea tonight then".
My first Christmas purchase was this jar of candy canes last week. I don't eat much sweet stuff these days but every Christmas I am partial to a box of candy canes. I was going to resist this year, honest .... indeed I did until the other day when while I was in Home bargains there were these candy canes at on a shelf in a jar that matches my large pasta jar (I just need to see if I can scratch 'Sweet Things' off the front of it), for the same price as the candy canes you get in the cardboard boxes..
I had to buy them ..... for the jar you do understand don't you ;-)
The picture of the Pug in the top photo is a card Mum bought me ages ago, it usually sits on the shelf in the kitchen making me smile every single day, I just had to pop it next to the candy canes for the photo it just looked so right!!