Halloween is over. Bonfire Night is over. By my own personal criteria it's time to talk about Christmas! I seriously love and adore Christmas, it's been my favourite time of year since I was a kid, and I'm one of those people who truly thinks homemade gifts are the coolest thing EVER. I also really love Christmas shopping and all the quirky awesomeness to be discovered in charity shops, craft markets and school fairs. Do I sound crazy yet? Seriously though, I love crafting and thrift and giving gifts - Christmas is my time!!
This year will be Benji's first Christmas and I'm so excited. Obviously this year he'll be too young for making cards and crackers, days and days of baking, decorating the tree, the super lame concert my mum makes us all do after dinner on Christmas Eve, and even to really appreciate his presents (which is a shame as my sister is making him MINI HARRY POTTER ROBES. This may be the coolest thing ever), but he will love all the colours and the noises. He adores music so I'm hoping he'll be into all the carols and he'll be passed around so many relatives and have so many cuddles he won't know what to do.
I think I'm getting over excited now, so I'll stop talking about all the awesome things which will happen, and move onto a blog related awesome thing. Last year I participated in the Persephone Secret Santa, which was brilliant. This year I decided I wanted to do something a little different, so I signed up for The Broke and the Bookish Secret Santa. I just got my person today and I am really excited to start shopping for them. All kinds of gifts are brilliant, but secret ones are even better, and ones from people who appreciate how much you adore books are the best of all. My family are pretty great in that respect too, so I'm anticipating lots of Waterstone's gift cards :-D
Also, for participants of The Telling Tales Challenge, I will be entering everybody who has a review linked up on the master list into a giveaway in December, so if you haven't yet sent me your review links, you can do so here!