Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Get That FESTIVE Feeling. DON'T DELAY, SAY HOORAY BECAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS!

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Get That FESTIVE Feeling. DON'T DELAY, SAY HOORAY BECAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS!

Article excerpt

ANY parent reading this will know what it's like to have a child who thinks they know best. It's a recurring theme - all that changes is the subject matter and the volume at which the discussion is had.

So far, so normal. Recently, however, I have had a discussion with my 10-year-old daughter that I never thought would happen.

FESTIVE The conversation went something like this: Daughter: "Mum, are those the Christmas decorations I can see in those boxes in the kitchen?" Me: "Yes, I'm going to put them up tonight!" Daughter: "But Christmas is weeks away!" Me: "It's not that long. And I want to be able to enjoy them for as long as I can, they're pretty!" Daughter: "Sigh. But if you put them up now, what will we have to look forward to?" Me: "Christmas Day!" Daughter: "But I'll be bored of them by then. Can't you wait another few weeks, then it will be more exciting?" Me, who thinks for a minute, then remembers who pays the bills in this house and gets to have the final say on EVERYTHING: "I love Christmas, and I'm going to start putting everything up tonight. If you don't like it, don't look" And so it's out with the baubles, tinsel, tree and fairy lights!

A lovely addition to a mantelpiece or even a windowsill - this candle set adds a warm Christmas glow to any home.

All that glitters doesn't have to be gold - rubies may not be as expensive but ruby red can be just as precious to behold!

Let these elegant candle holders cast a golden glow over your festive proceedings One Christmas I threw an "Angel Party" to say thank you to all my lovely friends just for being great people. At the end of the night I gave them all a pretty figurine, very similar to these lovely ladies, so that they could think of me every Christmas when they decorated their tree, and know they mean so much to me. It doesn't cost the earth to say thank you to those you love, and what better time than at Christmas? …

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