Watch out, it’s almost the silly season!

It’s almost the time of the year that seems so unusually special. Yes, I’m using the C-word, it’s almost Christmas! (I’m allowed to use it now, it’s November.) It’s the time of champagne, crackers, office parties, more mince pies than you can shake a stick at, and Secret Santa presents.

I have an admission to make – I was never one for Christmas, birthdays were usually more my thing. The suspense of wrapped presents teasing me from under the Christmas tree for weeks always kills me. Since living in the UK though something has wormed it’s way under my skin, maybe it’s the snow and the cold (it’s normally 30 degress C in New Zealand on Christmas Day and not raining if you’re lucky), maybe it’s the Christmas cake, maybe it’s hearing the Robins chirruping in the garden, I don’t know.

John Lewis has kindly invited me to participate in their Blogger Secret Santa challenge – it’s going to be fun being matched up with a fellow blogger, getting to know their blog and choosing something to be sent to them as an early tiding of good cheer. As ever I’m looking forward to getting to know my sendee, and hopefully in turn my sender – whom ever they turn out to be.


I do love a secret santa – usually the ones in our office are opened at after work drinks, admist gales of laughter (and the odd joke poo that always seems to creep in). It’s a curious mixture of excitement, laughter and suspense.


So, Christmas elf or Christmas grinch, and are you taking part as well?


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