One of the best things about the build up to Christmas is the sheer volume of seasonal retail opportunities available. It’s a great time to buy things just because they are:
c) covered in jaunty-looking robins
d) look beautiful arranged artistically in the Pottery Barn window
e) all the above
Last week, my mum and I managed a couple of child-free hours to hit the shops and during this time, I indulged myself in a spot of utterly unnecessary Christmas retail therapy. Totally sucked in by the gorgeously styled table displays, I found myself at the till of Crate and Barrel with snowflake shaped ramekins that I’d decided were obligatory for our festive celebrations.
We already own white ramekins that match our daily dinner service, purple ramekins that match our smart dinner service, and a dozen blue Le Creuset ramekins that are oven-proof, dishwasher-proof and twins mummy-proof. Then there are the two heart-shaped ramekins that come out once a year in recognition of Valentine’s day.
It’s therefore perfectly clear that I don’t own nearly enough ramekins so it was Crate and Barrel’s lucky day.
I can’t mention what else I bought in case twinsdaddy is reading this but suffice to say, he’s also benefited from my seasonal spending!
Yesterday I decided to unwrap my ramekins and find them a spot in my fit-to bursting kitchen. The girls spotted the tissue paper packages and started cooing and aaaahing expectantly so I advised that it was now most definitely Christmas as mummy had bought snowflake shaped ramekins.
More cooing and aaahing.
The girls took one look at the ramekins and I think were a little disappointed after my big festive build up.
I tried to build enthusiasm. “Aren’t they pretty? They’re like big red snowflakes.”
Ooh yes said the blonde, “It’s like Christmas. Mummy got big red CORNflakes.”
We could start a new festive trend!