I'm not sure you want to hear this, but despite multiple attempts at cheering myself up, I'm feeling a little bah humbug at the moment. I've lost the Christmas cheer. It wasn't so bad on Saturday night when we went out for dinner with Boyfriend's family. It was our first proper Christmas celebration as such and was very nice.
I made some mulled cider and mulled apple juice (you can find the recipes here and here) and some warm 'bar nuts', courtesy of Nigella (recipe here).
It was all really yummy.
But then that was it.
We got yet more snow and temperatures plummeted below freezing. Oh yes the flat is all very nicely decorated but I'm starting to wonder whether it was all wasted efforts. Who's going to enjoy it anyway? My mum is meant to be taking the Eurostar tomorrow to come and spend Christmas over here. I can't see how things are going to improve in time. So no nan and no mum over for the holidays. I've never minded my small slightly disfunctional family too much before but this year, I don't know, I feel a little different about it. I'm jealous of all those people who have large families, who know they're going home to days of laughter and fun.
Well at least today's my last day in the office. Thank goodness for that.