*whispers “a BIT like Christmas“?!
Yup – You know it’s getting close to THAT time of year when the coffee shops start busting out their colourful paper cups so you can wander along busy streets, the heat of the elixir warming your freezing hands! This week I also had my first (second and possibly third?) mulled wine of the season at our village Fireworks Party…and the requisite awkward school photos arrived, just in time for me to package them up and send them off to unsuspecting relatives! #sorrynotsorry
And then of course, there’s THAT John Lewis advert. And you know the countdown is really on.
Given that I loved last years Lilly Allen / “Bear and Hare” offering, I knew this years would be a tough one to get right. Very glad I’m not on the thinktank team for the JL christmas ads! No pressure there then?!
But they’ve done it! I felt warm and cosy watching the penguin antics and, having started with uncertainty in my heart I ended my premier viewing with, apparently, something in my eye! I know. I’m THAT woman! If you see my dignity anywhere, please be sure to let it know I miss it!
Ads aside, one of my favourite JL services is how I can order online and said item is delivered to my local Waitrose the next day! They’ve helped me out numerous times when I’ve had an event to go to and obviously “nothing to wear” (despite a wardrobe that’s begging for mercy!) but no time for shopping. So I order online and voila – Cinders is off to the ball! Love that.
I also recently ordered a time and sanity-saving tumble dryerfrom them, having heard great things from my sister about their delivery, just at the time my old dryer decided to hand in it’s notice. I’m big on line drying as I love the way it negates the need to iron bedding but, as the A/W ’14 rains set in, I needed to get my act together, and pronto. So when JL asked if I wanted to check out their services, I said yes quicker than a hare could wake a hibernating bear!
My local store has a glass lift which my kids LOVE riding in – made all the more exciting at this time of year by the fact that the Christmas shop is in the basement of the store, so you can see it as you’re riding the lift. Not that we’d ever be THOSE people who just ride up and down in the lift for fun you understand. Nopey nope nope. Not us!
Which reminds me, we haven’t done that yet this year. That’s the weekend sorted then! Aside from the fact that I might need to get my act together, given that I’m talking the talk but haven’t actually made any lists or bought any presents yet! But there’s still loads of time, right? Right??
*Tries not to panic