Christmas market, ouchie head

Today I have been looking forward to a trip to Southampton’s Christmas Market, which opened when the lights were switched on a couple of days ago.  Every year since it’s been coming to town it’s been customary in my group of friends to spend lots of time gathered here, sipping (and hugging) mugs of mulled wine and eating hog roast all wrapped up in scarves and gloves.  I just love the smell of mulling spices, gingerbread and roast pork and c
rêpes wafting through the market, and it really starts to feel like Christmas as soon as the market is in town.

Christmas market last year

Sadly I have been afflicted with the most hideous headache since last night and, instead of glugging mulled wine I am dosed up on painkillers and sat in my PJs totally wasting the day.  I have been indulging in a little light internet Christmas shopping instead however; both for others and in order to add things to my own list! So far I have added Mac eyeliners (fluidline and penultimate), some goodies from Lush, boots from Office and a lot of books and DVDs on Amazon.  I am already so excited for Christmas and can’t wait to go and get my tree! Here is last year’s tree in my flat.

Along with shopping for Christmassy goodies I have also been shopping for houses online today as this morning I accepted an offer on my flat and it is SOLD! Hooray!