I've done most of my Christmas shopping online this year.
To be honest, I rarely shop in real stores anymore. I prefer to drag & drop from the comfort of my own home, big cup-a-tea, men's shirt, knee high socks... risky business style!
The only downside is that you miss out on that little Christmas tingle you get from rushing in and out of glittery stores, the bows, blustering winds and rosie cheeks.
The girls and I decided there was only one thing for it, we were going to have to get our festive fix at Covent Garden, the home of London Christmas cheer.
If a 50ft Christmas tree dripping with lights doesn't give you a little festive flutter, nothing will!
We left piled high with trinkets, stocking fillers and toys for nephews & nieces.
A thoroughly girly session that could only be followed up with a down & dirty BBQ meat feast.
We headed to Pitt Cue in Soho and gorged ourselves on ribs, pulled pork, bone marrow mash, brisket beans, rib tips and a whole lotta slaw.
Sticky fingers and warm hearts.
I've got a feeling this Christmas is going to be one of the best ever.
How's your planning coming along?
And more importantly, when is it ok to watch Elf?