Sunday, 5 July 2015

Festive Q&As with Jane Linfoot and Debbie Johnson!








What sits on top of your Christmas tree?


A paper fairy made by my son, back in the day

Favourite Christmas song?


Merry Christmas Everyone, by Shakin’ Stevens. It reminds me of this wonderful chestnut horse I once saw doing dressage to music, to this track. Every time I hear the song, it brings it back.

Favourite Christmas movie?


Love Actually. The first time I saw this film I wasn’t too keen, but my son used to love to watch this when he was ill, so now it’s one of my most watched movies of all time, and I still enjoy it. The pacing is perfect, and I love the intertwining stories.

Favourite festive foodie treat?


Turkish Delight - a.k.a. heaven in a box

The best part of Christmas is…


Christmas morning, meeting up with all my children, then cooking Christmas dinner, with a bottle of wine, and my OPH (own personal hero)

The worst part of Christmas is…


I have three children, my OPH has three too, and there are also five birthdays close to Christmas... That.

Your best, and worst, Christmas present?


Best Christmas present was my Lonchamp pliage bag, which my children gave me a couple of years ago. I also loved a bundle of sticks wrapped up with string, that my son gave me when he was four. It’s still on my window sill. OPH and I don’t do gifts at Christmas due to overload (see above)

When do you do your Christmas shopping?


As soon as the three pre-Christmas birthdays are over, on 12th December, I hit the shops to buy Christmas presents.

Any Christmas Day traditions?


Much to my kids’ disgust, I love a Christmas day walk.

Favourite Christmas book?


Cold Feet At Christmas by Debbie Johnson

Favourite Christmassy book cover?


Cold Feet At Christmas

Book sat at the top of your Christmas in July wishlist?


I Will Marry George Clooney By Christmas by Tracy Bloom

When did you find out Santa wasn’t real? Or is he real?


He’s definitely real.

How would you spend your ideal Christmas?


Christmas in Provence would be nice to try.










What sits on top of your Christmas tree?


A glittery black butterfly...don’t ask, the kids chose it!

Favourite Christmas song?


Last Christmas by Wham! I had my 15-year-old heart broken to that song – I can still feel it now! School disco, glitter ball, and THAT boy snogging someone else while I looked on in tears...

Favourite Christmas movie?


Bad Santa with Billy Bob Thornton – who I once had dinner with. Honest, I did.

Favourite festive foodie treat?


Baileys cream over anything! Including the turkey!

The best part of Christmas is…


Christmas Eve – getting the pressies ready for the kids the next morning, transporting them downstairs in silence, arranging them just so, and the anticipation of how excited they’ll be in the morning!

The worst part of Christmas is…


The terrible come-down when it’s all over.

Your best, and worst, Christmas?


Best – the first one in my ‘new’ house, where I’ve now lived for 8 years. The first Christmas with all three of my children. Although I did have some pretty amazing pre-children Christmasses that involved wild parties, wild men, and stonking hangovers!

Worst – the first one after my parents had died. In particular my mum, who always used to spend Christmas with us – that was more about who wasn’t there than who was there.

When do you do your Christmas shopping?


All year – I am one of those annoyingly anal people who has it all done by October!

Any Christmas Day traditions?


We usually go round to my in-laws, and as well as eating, drinking and making rude bodily noises, my brother-in-law organises games – eating your pudding without a spoon; making small animals out of tin foil; who does the best snake impression on the living room floor...intellectual stuff like that!

Favourite Christmas book?


Bridget Jones’s Diary, even if strictly speaking it’s not a Christmas book!

Favourite Christmassy book cover?


In all honesty, it would probably be one of my own – Cold Feet At Christmas – which I say out of no kudos to myself as it was nothing to do with me; but the designer did such a beautiful job of making it festive and Christmassy but a little bit different than other books.

Book sat at the top of your Christmas in July wishlist?


There is usually a new JD Robb out for Christmas, which often finds its way onto my Christmas list.

When did you find out Santa wasn’t real? Or is he real?


I don’t think there was any great revelation – just a gradual realisation. And the partial discovery of gifts in the house, when I was about 8 I think. But ask me that question in front of my two younger kids and you’ll get a very different answer – of COURSE he’s real!

How would you spend your ideal Christmas?


For me it’s all about the company, not the location. As long as my family is together, happy and healthy, that’ll do for me!

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4 comments:

  1. Love the Q n As. I need to check out Cold Feet at Christmas ��

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  2. Your Christmas in July is making me feel very nostalgic some how! Great stuff.

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    1. Really pleased you're enjoying it!

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