I once said to a friend of mine who thought I should design baubles that ‘I don’t like cheap shit’. I proceeded to feel very bad as I looked out over her Christmas party which was copiously draped in thick layers of glitter garlands, crackers, ‘fake’ gifts and much much more. Her chutzpah is definitely more alluring than my tight-lipped remarks but the truth is that a more austere approach makes me feel happier. Ho ho ho – how lucky my family are to have me hosting Christmas this year!
We’re staying in London as we have just moved into our new house but I’m looking back at Christmases past at my parent’s house in the south of Sweden for a bit of Yuletide on the side.