Yes, I do know what the date is.
But, in my defence I’ve been buying Christmas decorations for the last few months. My other half labels it all Christmas tat. It’s got to the stage I have to hide my purchases as I come into the house. Because it’s like a disease – an addiction.
The Mills and Boon Author lunch was in September this year. And it really didn’t help matters that both Harrods and Fortnum and Mason had their Christmas departments open already. I felt as if they were calling my name.
Buckingham Palace didn’t help matters either. They had lots of Christmas tat for sale too. As a result, I’ve ended up with a green Harrods bauble, two Buckingham Palace crowns, a horse and queen, and a Fortnum and Mason horse and spectacular peacock.
And thereby lies a tale. I also had a spectacular red Christmassy bauble from Fortnum and Mason, all beautifully wrapped. It lasted approximately 30 mins. In my rush to get back to my room at the Charing Cross Hotel my bags got trapped in one of the swinging doors and I heard the tinkle of a shattering bauble.
Never mind, I’ve found a light- up bauble that will probably be too heavy to hang from any Christmas tree!