Yes, It might still be October, but as the penultimate pay day before Christmas approaches for many of us it is time to start making some plans.
For me we are hoping for a brilliant family Christmas so there is a lot to prepare for.
Wet day activities
Dry day activities
So I thought I would share some of my top tips for being prepared for Christmas.
Keep it simple
Every year I see food blogs and tv shows showing me how to spend 4 hours making beautiful breads and cakes that look divine, and takes ages and cost money. So my motto is keep it simple with food. I buy my Christmas cake from a local bakery, I get amazing artisan bread from Baker Toms, (they do stollen too!!!) I order my turkey from the Butchers and my pigs in blankets and my boxing day ham! And my veg box form the farmers market just outside the village. It’s brilliant, its quick and it’s simple.
This is a biggie, shopping local this year is going to be even more important as so many products may end up in short supply, stuck at customs or costing more money than before. Shops like The Craft Collective support over 60 different local artists and makers and have a huge variety of amazing products in store. From stunning silver jewellery and gorgeous ceramics, artisan soaps and candles, and much much more that you just wouldn’t find in a traditional shop, it’s more than worth visit. Not only are you supporting a high street business and the 60 micro businesses inside but your keeping your carbon footprint low as the products are UK created so the supply chain is short and better for the environment.
A trip to the woods
Take a visit to Tehidy Woods, Portreath, Cornwall over the festive period and enjoy an immersive wonderland walk through the woodlands as the performers of the Rogue Theatre perform around you. Ending in the tent with old man winter, a hot chocolate and a wonderful magical play.
Tickets aren’t yet on sale but keep your eyes on their website for full details. It really is one not to miss.
We took our nephew niece and friends kids last year and it was a great way to spend some festive time together and we loved it just as much as the kids did.
Remember to wear your wellies, coats, scarves and gloves as it gets a little chilli.
Plan in a fabulous craft day for the whole family. Book a session at a local pottery Painting cafe like starglazers in Falmouth. Where you can even order a paint at home kit!
So here’s to hoping you all have a super 2021 Christmas and remember! . Keep it simple and shop local!