For some reason we're surrounded by half a dozen chocolate calendars at home. However, I'm yet to see, eat or taste any of the chocolate though! Everyone is getting there before me! When I was a child I don't think they existed, our advent calendar was solely card and paper with a little festive image to reveal every day. Also, back then we had 24 windows but I'm told that some calendars now have 25 windows!
We love Christmas and the build up to the big day is so exciting. I think our trip to Lapland in 2006 will be remembered as one of the best ever. We stayed there for three or four days with the children and had the most amazing time…
We were so lucky because snow was quite late that year and arrived in Lapland just before we left the UK! We enjoyed reindeer and husky rides, toboggans and snowball fights!! One of my favourite trips was heading out into the wilderness on snowmobiles, it was so exciting! However, I think a real highlight for me was seeing the Northern Lights!WOW! I think the biggest highlight for my children was meeting Father Christmas!
On a festive note I'm launching a couple of fabulous TSVs. HONORA is back! I'll be presenting the show with, of course, Ralph when he brings us our Honora Christmas Today's Special Value!
We will open the box to reveal all (a clue for you… a set of 6!) this coming Tuesday 13th December at 12 midnight! I'm on air the next night (Wednesday) at midnight with our Centigrade Today's Special Value. The timing couldn't be better, suddenly the weather is feeling very, very chilly. There's a real bite in the air right now.
I popped to the shops early Tuesday morning to grab a loaf of bread for pack lunches (we're not very organised right now!). I was wearing my usual jeans and t-shirt combination, it was freezing and a couple of fellow early morning shoppers thought I was ill prepared being without a coat and scarf!
Take care and stay warm and don't eat all of the chocolate!
PS. After I launch the TSV I'll be getting home in the early hours of the morning, which technically, is the next day! So I'll be able to get to the advent calendar first…. I hope!!