Sunday, 10 December 2017

Christmas...it's getting close now!

In no particular order here's a little round up of what I've been up to over the last few days.  A lot of it is Christmas related! Hurray!!!

I had my work Christmas party where I wore a festive red dress from Marks and Spencers - I plan on wearing this to a few different events over Christmas so I was happy how it looked when I put it on.

I'm stocked up on the Christmas booze!
I saw Supervalu was selling Baileys, for just 4 days, at the amazing price of 2 for €20.  I texted Enid to say get us a bottle each in her local Supervalu.  I then picked up the Tia Maria last night in Dunnes for €18 which is a decent price. It's one of my personal traditions that I like drinking my coffee with a bit a kick in it over Christmas.

Enid and I called over to Mam's this morning. Mam is away at the moment - in Amsterdam with Kate visiting Lydia - so it was just Dad who we had a nice chat with.  The Christmas tree and decorations are up in Lyttle Holme and it all is looking very festive.  I am looking forward to Christmas and St Stephens' day at home!

So what else?!

I finished wrapping Christmas presents today.  I don't really have too many to buy for - main ones are my niece and nephew, mam and dad etc. 

While we were in Navan Road this morning we took the opportunity to pop into the newly opened The Planted Bean in Baggot Road. It's vegan and healthy and the brainchild of chef Kevin Odgers.  We were really impressed with it.  I cannot describe how divine this Superfoods Seeds and Chocolate bar tasted! We will be back no doubt to try some of the lovely pasta and wraps. 

From there we went to the supermarket to buy all the food and alcohol for Enid's party next week. For drinks we will have beer, wine, Jameson and Ginger, Gin and Fever Tree elderflower tonic, vodka and tonic etc.  Food wise we are making lots and lots of lovely little canapes - amongst other things I am going to make salmon blinis and little mini prawn cocktails in some cute little martini glasses I have.  We've a big job ahead of us but we enjoy this type of thing so it will be fun.

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