I gathered up my companions and off we trundled to Covent Garden in search of bright lights and Christmas trees. Some gift shopping took place... And I may have treated myself to this adorably fluffy faux fur headband! I'm going skiing with my family over the festive period and thought this would keep my ears nice and toasty (when I'm not wearing my helmet of course - safety first, people!). Teamed with my red coat and over knee boots I did feel a bit like I was channelling Santa Claus style... But it only added to our general festive mood.
Covent Garden is one of my favourite places in London, but if you are irritable and of an impatient nature it's also one of the worst. I can usually manage around half an hour of browsing before I need to dash down a quiet side street and take a moment to breathe, away from the hordes of shoppers and tourists. What a perfect opportunity for blog photos, taken by my lovely cousin Naomi! We milled about by the river for some time, enjoying the sunshine, until we got too chilled (and hungry) and darted into a nearby Byron burger bar for some sustenance. Delish!
Only ten days to go now... what are you doing to feel festive? I'm planning an evening of wrapping presents and watching Michael Bublé's Christmas Special!