All About Christmas


It certainly is beginning to look a lot like ..



in our little home.

Our Christmas decor are out from the dusty, cold attic and I managed to deck our house with baubles and other Christmas paraphernalia, one can’t do without, especially when you have little ones at your home like the following:


Exhibit A:  The Advent Calendar.

Little T actually springs out of bed every morning, excited to open her Advent calendars.  She has a picture one in her room, so she opens that one up first.  From upstairs, you’ll hear her announce what it was behind the window.  Today she squealed “It’s a Christmas fairy mummy”.  Then off she’ll run downstairs to open the little drawers of her Snowman advent calendar.


Exhibit B:  The Christmas Countdown blackboard.

And then she’ll excitedly tick off her Christmas countdown-blackboard.  When I saw that in a shop, I knew that this was the kind of thing little T will love.  The fact that it only cost 99p was an additional bonus.


Exhibit C:  Christmas Crockery

Yep, gotta have ’em, because, why not?  Christmas only happens once a year, and it’s also our chance to be lame within some sort of reason.


Exhibit D:  Glass Baubles

I love my glass baubles.  I like dressing up our mirror in our living room and it’s also the perfect place to hang them up high, safe from the grasps of little hands.  Yep, you can say we’ve certainly embraced the Christmas spirit in our home and as I type this, my husband has put a Christmas CD on.

But alas, no tree yet!  I’ve convinced the husband to get it earlier this year though, so we can enjoy the tree longer.  Hopefully, we’ll manage to go to the Christmas tree farm next week.  You see, we are driving up to Buckinghamshire to spend Christmas with my in-laws who normally drive down to stay with us during the holidays.  They are getting old and we’ve decided it would be best for us to just drive up to stay with them, rather than the other way around.

What about you?

Is it Christmas in your home yet?

The Reading Residence


  1. Oh yes! Our tree is up, the elf is here and the calendars are similarly well-received as with Little T! I do like that blackboard, very sweet idea. I love Christmas, and it’s lovely to see how excited the kids get 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    • I’m envious about the tree! …. Wouldn’t it be great if we could also put up an advent calendar for us – the adults? Hmmm. Will suggest this to my husband next year;)

      • Dean, I’ll confess, there have been years I’ve bought my own advent calendar – I got jealous that T got chocolate Every. Single. Day!

        And I also buy myself a heart full of chocolates at Valentines day and a chocolate bunny at Easter time. I see no reason why I can’t enjoy the season and it’s treats, too!!

    • Oh thanks for reminding me about the Christmas cards! Yes, almost done in that area too. Maybe in a week’s time, all will be done. Last year I think we were behind with the Christmas cards – hopefully not this year 🙂

    • Thanks! Little T actually helped me decorate 😉 When you have your own little one, you’ll enjoy decorating with them too 😉

  2. Christmas is making an appearance her too. I am jealous of your Xmas crockery, it’s something I’ve always wanted but never got around to. #wotw

  3. Oh how lovely that you’ve started to get all Christmassy in your house – love your advent calendar and the countdown blackboard. I’ve put the Christmas music on but we don’t have our tree up yet (it normally gets put up mid-December) or any decorations so not quite as festive as you yet 🙂

  4. We’re getting there – we have mince pies and Christmas music but no tree yet – though I think tomorrow may be the day!

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