You just can’t beat Christmas, I love everything about it. It’s a time for celebrating those special relationships whether that be with friends, family or partners. It’s time for buying gifts, receiving gifts (eeeekkk), snuggling up and watching Christmas films and of course, eating all the food. It’s at this time of year that I feel extra lucky to have someone to share it all with.
This year we decorated our first ever tree, we have lived together for the past 3 Christmases but this is the first time that we have really had the room for a tree so we wanted to make a big deal out of it. We sang Christmas songs and we ate chocolate as we both hung baubles on the tree. Naturally, it was my job to put the star on the top. This was the start of our very own tradition, one that we hope to carry on if we have children one day.
While decorating our own tree was kinda magical, there is one other Christmas tradition that I love more than anything – Winter Wonderland. For those of you that haven’t been, it’s like a mystical land full of fake snow, Christmas songs and flashing lights. I can understand why that might be a bit much for some but for me, it’s like a drug.
I go every year and even though I am not a lover of huge rides, especially ones that are put up on a tempory basis, I still have the best time. You just can’t beat drinking mulled wine over an open fire pit surrounded by the hustle and bustle of excited children and adults who are enjoying themselves just as much, if not more than the kids.
There really is no better place to celebrate the build-up to Christmas than in London. Winter Wonderland is only a tiny piece of the festivities in the city, there is something for every couple to do. From visiting the Christmas shops at Selfridges and Harrods, wandering around Covent Garden or seeing one of the many carol concerts in the city, London is magical at Christmas and having someone to share it with just makes it that little bit better.