As each week passes and we race ever closer to December 25th I find more and more of my diary filled with Christmas events. Mince pies and mulled wine replace the usual champagne and canapes, talk is turning to Santa and stocking fillers and everyone appears that little bit happier. I love this time of year.
Essex And The City – 29th November
Last weekend I spoilt my little ladies with a day in London to enjoy the decorations and see Stick Man at the Leicester Square Theatre. The show, perfect for a pre-Christmas family treat, was brilliant. Fun, interactive, and stimulating – my girls loved it, as did I – so much so we are giving away four tickets to Stick Man this December. Post show we did a little shopping, I treated myself to the most beautiful coat from Joules (more about that next week) and then we all stopped for a bite to eat before heading back home to Essex. The perfect girly day.
All too soon the weekend departed and Monday rolled around. There wasn’t the normal doom and gloom surrounding this week though, this was a Britmums Monday. Heading into London ready for the #BritmumsXmasDo networking event in partnership with Morrisons, I couldn’t wait for a few hours of child free time. Britmums events are always great for catching up with friends and colleagues. I much prefer these more relaxed, informal events, to their showpiece Britmums Live. A less pressured schedule leaves much more time to see people and talk. It was lovely to see Ruth and Katy as always, plus to have brief catch ups with Sarah and Carolynne and many other friendly faces. Thanks to Susanna, Jen and the Britmums team for such a great morning.
Work wise I have been a very busy bee with month (long may it continue), much of my week has been tying up loose ends in the planning for a new string to the Essex Wife bow. This is something I am very excited about and cannot wait to share with you all come the New Year. Big things are happening at Essex HQ, it’s all getting very real.
You know what they say though, all work and no play makes Alice a loser, so I took Thursday night off to rub shoulders with some celebs at the Mothercare Oxford Street store reopening party. Nothing beats having your name on the door at a red carpet event, even if the paparazzi pay you no attention what so ever, and being greeted with a glass of champagne for you, and ready-made goody bags to keeps the children entertained, well that was just the icing in the cake.
On the way home we couldn’t resist a little peek into the windows of Selfridges. Yes it was past our betimes on a school night….but hey, it’s Christmas! There’s some big mummy points for me right there.
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