First of all I would like to congratulate the whole team behind Fawkes in The Walks for putting on a spectacular display just over a week ago and now with that final milestone ticked off, lovely people of West Norfolk I’m afraid it is time to accept it ... Christmas is on the way!
The signs are all there with shops filling their aisles and windows with decorations, ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ returning to our screens and of course all of the Christmas adverts filling our TVs with the traditional red trucks to tear-jerker (not me) penguins.
Personally I’m quite open to the Christmas fiasco beginning now as, it is without doubt the most generous, thought provoking and (for some) the happiest time of the year.
With my daughter turning one last month and now able to walk, communicate in her own way and unwrap presents, this year is going to be very special for her too.
I must admit I had a vision of how lovely Christmas will be in our house this year as we recently we changed from her wearing baby grows every night, to wearing little pyjama trousers and button-up pyjama jacket.
These obviously have to be too big so it makes it all unbelievably cute as she walks around, showing love in her own little way.
This affection is achieved through a wide opened, tongue hanging out, wet slobbery kiss which you have to keep your mouth closed for as it is similar to that of a teenager’s first snog or laying her head on its side and saying ‘Ahhh’ on anything and anyone that has hair or fluff.
Since last year, December at my house is ‘movie month’ where we sit down and watch as many Christmas movies as we can – all the cheesy ones and the classics too!
If all of that wasn’t enough to get the festive juices flowing, I’m also preparing to hit the road for two weeks once again to take on the KL.FM Toy appeal from the 1st of December.
If you are unfamiliar with this concept, it is a fortnight of generosity, emotion and sheer delight as we pitch up at various supermarkets around West Norfolk and ask kind hearted people to pick up a toy while doing their shopping and donate it to kids who are less fortunate around West Norfolk.
I was heavily involved with this last year and it is one of my favourite things to do in radio, meeting lots of amazing people, having fun, getting festive and then seeing the kids’ faces when we deliver them is simply amazing.
On top of this I will be hosting a variety of events including the King’s Lynn light switch-on (which is this Thursday at the Tuesday Market Place) so if you are out and about in West Norfolk over the next few weeks, keep an eye out for me.
If I’m not about I will probably be at home watching the Grinch and teaching my daughter the importance of keeping her tongue in her mouth.