Merry Christmas from London

London Gingerbread House

It’s lovely having a birthday at Christmas. I’ve always considered myself lucky that the whole world is set to party, twinkly lights and tinsel everywhere I look, all ready for me to throw myself into another year older. And so I work hard to get Christmas totally sorted in time for my day, so that I can relax and enjoy my family and friends.

So today I headed off into London with the kids, to meet Actually Daddy for lunch. Steak and chips and red wine at Sophies in Covent Garden – such a treat and it wasn’t even the weekend! By the time we’d finished eating it was growing dark – another great thing about a birthday next door to the winter equinox; we were headed up Regent Street to see the Christmas lights, then on to Selfridges Christmas windows to ooh and aah over glitter and opulence we could never afford, but love to look at, just the same.

If you’ve never taken the kids window shopping at Christmas, it really is a great way to spend an afternoon. Right. Who’s ready for Christmas?

Disclosure: this post was written in partnership with Paypal, who asked us to create some #PayPalMoments in the run up to Christmas, with all the time we saved by shopping with PayPal. 

6 thoughts on “Merry Christmas from London”

  1. London is just so beautiful at this time of year isn’t it? It’s so magical with all the twinkly lights. It looks like you had a lovely day enjoying it all and celebrating your birthday. Have a great Christmas Actually family! x

  2. Helen, wow, thanks so much for the totally positive spin on a Christmas birthday! I’ve only ever wanted to get mine over with as I love Christmas so much (I’m one week before), but your super post has helped me see it in a new tinkly light. Think I’ll approach it differently next year! x

  3. Ah! Merry Christmas (late) and Happy New Year (early). Kitty loved watching this – squealing their names overtime they appeared and laughing at the penguin with the knickers on his head!


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