Christmas can never arrive early enough for me; I love the smells, the music, the food, the crafting, the lights, just every little bit about it. This year we started a little bit early, getting a wreath to make the apartment smell in the morning, mandarins wrapped in paper, candles, and a crafting afternoon with my favourite fellow West Coaster before she moved away.
This year Seb and I decided to make our own advent calendar. I bought chocolates, tiny bottles of scotch and champagne, tiny tins of tea, and Skittles for Seb. I wrapped them all up in Seb's old math notebook, wrote our name and a number on each one, and now every evening we're going to have to hunt through all those numbers to find each day. I'm happy with this plan - low key and very tasty. Happy advent!