I think I found it. In Marks and Spencer's in the home section. Outside there was sunshine, inside there was christmas cards and christmas cake. You can see why I am a bit confused.
After three years in Cyprus, I have lost a lot of the excitement I used to have for christmas. Mainly because it's not cold enough, there's not enough twinkly little christmas lights and I am not bombarded with christmas adverts every time I turn on the TV. You know what's funny, I always complained about freezing my toes off at the bus stop and getting rained on during winter months in London. Ok so I will pass on the rain, but I would kill for one of those super cold, crisp, sunny winter days that make you love winter in London.
Anyway, what I have realised (thanks to the boyfriends mum) is that a little effort goes a long way so I am throwing myself into the christmas spirit starting with cards. I know it is still November, but the Cyprus postal system means that if I want anyone to get their cards before 7th January, I need to post them now! I also have plans to get the christmas tree up at the weekend because nothing makes you feel like christmas is coming than christmas lights and red glittery baubles. And a traditional English roast dinner is being planned for when the boyfriend arrives, because nothing says christmas like roast chicken, stuffing and yorkshire puddings, smothered in gravy!
Now if we could just arrange for some snow and it would really feel like christmas.