I've also been taking a moment each day to stop and smell the flowers. These flowers to be exact, so sublime with their heady fragrance filling a corner of our balcony. Mmmm.
Thursday will also herald the arrival of the first batch of relatives, Uncle W, Auntie M and four cousins, quickly followed by Grandma, Uncle D, Auntie S and the Wee One. In fact I think the Waffler dance card will be all full up over the coming week, but if you smile nicely and ask politely I will try and squeeze you in, okay ?
I hope you're getting excited, enjoying the fairy lights and sparkly decorations and humming the odd carol. Even if you've got some last minute shopping hanging over your head like a giant ACME anvil, take a minute to look at the faces of the children, feel that buzz of anticipation in the air around them and join in, even if it's just for a second or two.
Happy Festive Season Peeps xxx