According to a sign at my local pub we need to book now to enjoy the Festive Feasting menu. The landlord informs me that they are nearly full for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Now for someone who loves to eke out every last minute of the summer I try to ignore all the signs.
My personal festive planning for my nearest and dearest waits until early December, as our GTY preparations take precedence.
The team have been busy sourcing our new Christmas range, selecting hundreds of amazing hampers and letterbox gifts. The DPD delivery driver is a frequent visitor dropping off fragrant candles and gorgeous pamper gifts, the office is beginning to smell a lot like Christmas!
Handmade delicious chocolates, yummy marshmallows and seemingly anything that contains gin are guaranteed to be firm favourites this year.
As part of my quality control role, I do get to sample some of the new products, I can thoroughly recommend Ooh! Chocolata, made by a great family business in Somerset.
With all our suppliers we only select artisan or family run businesses like Ooh! Chocolata, Belinda Clark marshmallows and Beaulieu Chocolate Studio.
We officially launch our online Christmas Shop 1 October, so if you are seeking a unique and artisan gift supplier to cover your festive gifting needs this year for your employees or customers, we would love to talk to you.
In the meantime, having seen this weeks’ weather forecast I am delighted that the BBQ will be making another appearance – maybe for turkey burgers and all the trimmings!