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Your Christmas won't be perfect (and that's okay)

This post was originally written for The Mouthful (may she rest in peace) in December 2017 but it's still pretty applicable so try to enjoy it.

"Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro'; the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar plums danced in their head"


If you’ve watched the Christmas cookery shows, bought all the magazines or, like me, crafted the most photogenic Pinterest board of all the festive treats and gifts you intend to make, it’s easy to picture yourself living your best life and enjoying an Instagram-worthy Christmas.

One where all your guests arrive, on time and in colour coordinated outfits; where everyone gifts each other homemade chutneys and sloe gin; the table decorated with lovingly crafted wreaths and candles. The turkey will be an organic, free range and rare …

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