Right so I know a lot of you are still jumping for joy as the school holidays have ended, and the kids have gone back to school. I know that a lot of you will be emotionally drained after 4-6 weeks of "MUM MUM MUM" but it is time to start thinking about the 'C' word... Don't hate me, but it's time to start thinking about Christmas!...(for those of you who thought I meant the other 'C' word-well, get your minds out of the gutter! Ha!)
I was in Marks and Sparks the other day and they actually had their Christmas stuff out! Cards, wrapping paper-the whole shebang-it really sunk in that it's not far away now and time to start the prep! In the next few weeks I think Boot's will have their Christmas things out too and that's always my signal that Christmas is now on a countdown. It's like my signal to start the race of shopping, planning etc!
The Festive Gift Fair runs from November 22nd-25th and is open between 9.30 and 5pm each day. As I said it's primarily a shopping event, with 325 stalls selling everything Christmas themed which means you can do a whole big shopping 'hit' in one! I love the decorations that you can get at events like this and one thing I will be looking out for is one of these gorgeous wreath's as I have a plain heart one in my lounge and want one more like this!
With entertainment including a band and carol singers the day is sure to be festive magic and even Father Christmas has made the effort to book in a public appearance and some time in Birmingham prior to his busiest day of the year!
Tickets for adults are only £8.50 if booked in advance via the website www.festivegiftfair.co.uk so book a few and go with some friends, or the family and make a real day of it! I know I'm going to! I can't wait already, I'm like a kid at Christmas!...wait, that didn't have the same affect did it when the punch line is actually about Christmas?! Well...you get the idea!
Love Chloe xx