Monday, 8 December 2014

Yo! Yo! Yo! Jingling all the way with Hugo & Elsa

I'm kicking off my Christmas chats with the beautiful and talented Michelle of Hugo & Elsa

I started fraternising with Michelle's blog many, many years ago. When I was lucky enough to go on the Human Brochure with my family - Michelle went with her family too. It made the weekend so special to share that time with them, and get to know Michelle in person and not just via the interwebz. 

Pretty well living my dream life, Michelle upped sticks with her husband - and set up life in Tasmania 10 years ago. My master plan is to move in to the house next door. A girl can dream. And hey, Michelle loves cake and I love cake. It's pretty well meant to be. 

If I was going to give Michelle something for Christmas, I'd give her a: copper saucepan.

Without further ado, I give you Michelle's super inspiring take on Christmas. 

What do you do on Christmas eve?
Spiffing Crimbo Cocktails at the Dynsdale-Smyths.  We have some friends that live in a very nice house with a beautiful garden in the nearby town, and they traditionally host Christmas Eve drinks.  Called Spiffing Crimbo Cocktails, the theme is sort of Britain 1930s and the hosts call themselves the “Dynsdale-Smyth’s” for the night, and one must come dressed in one’s best. We sip cocktails on the lawn and might play a spot of badminton.  It’s awfully good fun. 

Please tell me your favourite Christmas childhood memory.
Christmases seem to take forever to come around as child.  Now as an adult they seem to come far more quickly.  I love that memory of the countdown to Christmas, which seemed to sooo looong. The giddy excitement, not being able to sleep the night before and trying to stay awake to catch a glimpse of Santa. 

What did you leave out for Santa? 
Milk and biscuits. And  a carrot for the Reindeers

What time do you get up on Christmas morning? 
These days not too early, around 6am. (who even am I?)

Favourite part of Christmas? 
Lunch of course! And the cherries. 

What’s on your wish list this year? 
A happy family.

What's one thing you'll be gifting/giving this year?
Handmade things to eat, I am so over stuff. I’m surprised everyone isn’t feeling the same way. Do you really need that battery operated doohickey? Another set of steak knives? As we’ll be spending Christmas in Sydney we will be bringing with us a suitcase full of delicious handmade Tasmanian gifts like honey, ham, and cider. Batteries not included. 


hugoandelsa said...

Aww thanks for asking me to be part of your Christmas chats - gets me into the festive spirit! xx

Lexi Kentmann said...

Thanks for sharing with me Michelle. xxx

GourmetGirlfriend said...

your suitcase sounds DELICIOUS Michelle!
and I want to come to cocktails and play Badminton. LOVE that!