It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I can’t believe how crazy the last few weeks have been. I’ve moved house, I’ve been pretty busy with my new business Frame Your World, started a new work contract, and in the middle of it all, I caught some kind sickness bug that led to yes blacking out, falling down some stairs and hitting my head. This month has been nothing short of a chapter in one of my book, but hey Ho I am still here and writing to you today on my way to town for a spot of Christmas shopping! The songs are playing, my toffee nut latte is waiting for me, and I am wrapped up in as many clothes as I could have possibly squeezed onto my body. Oxford is like a fridge freezer. I can barely think to imagine what Scotland will be like when I’m home at Christmas.

Oxford country roadToffee nut latte
Oxford Christmas Market Feeling inspired by gift wrapping for Frame Your World at Southbank Winter Festival the other week I decided it was time to get cracking early this year, and bring back the old tradition of Christmas movie, take away and wrapping evening, which I think I’ll do this Saturday. The only thing left to do is to decide on which movie to start with! Suggestions welcome!

Ok, just a quick note. In other news, (this is not the only reason I have been super excited to write to you all today) I’ve been catching up on some TV this week and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I have been for the reunion of Gilmore girls! Besides Friends and The Newsroom, this has to be one of my favourite TV writing creations.
The show was revived this year for a special 4 part series 8 years after it was last seen on our screens – I can’t believe it’s 8 years already!! I have to say owning the box set and watching the repeats, this show hasn’t really aged much in the way other shows from this time have. I think the reason for this is the storyline, which remains relevant and relatable in today’s society. If you have Netflix, then I highly recommend it. It was the most enjoyable 6 hours of catching up with the cast of Stars Hollow, and I couldn’t believe Matt Czuchry, who plays Logan is nearly 40yrs old now! He still looks so young! He was my favourite. I was a massive Rory and Logan fan, and whilst I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, I can’t believe the final 4 words! I found myself shouting nooo at the screen it was that bad, or good, whichever way you want to look at it. This is exactly I love writing – I get to be in the driver’s seat and determine how these things go. I’m not sure if any other writers out there can relate, but I am a backseat driver when it comes to storytelling. I want to steer the story and tell it as I see it, and I want to be in control of when it stops, turns or changes direction.
I am aware I’m waffling and ranting right now but I’m still in shock. I can’t believe this is it for Gilmore Girls, and I’m now pinning my hopes on the success of this reunion spiking interest and hopefully enticing the show’s creators to return to our screens. This whole artistic leaving it open to let the fans decide and ponder on where the characters are malarky is just not edible enough. We want the real thing on our screens please, Amy and Dan Palladino. Raise your hand if you agree, or share this post (either way).
Until next time peeps!
Much love