I might get annoyed when I see advent calendars and selection boxes for sale in September (I mean COME ON! It's SEPTEMBER, people!) and I will never put our tree up before 1st December (twinkly lights are a different matter altogether) but as soon as the girls' birthdays are over I am well and truly ready to embrace all things festive.
Christmas is the one time of year where I am truly frivolous. I don't mind admitting it; I like to go all out. I save up throughout the year so that I can relax a bit financially and buy lots of silly (and brilliant!) presents, I insist on us all wearing sparkly party dresses pretty much every day in December, the house gets decorated to within an inch of it's life and the fridge and kitchen cupboards full to bursting with lots and lots and lots and lots of delicious, decadent food.
I am a massive foodie. Yeah so I can't cook - but I LOVE eating, and I especially love eating the fancy stuff which is what Christmas is all about, right? I am also rather partial to giving edible gifts (I like receiving them too, hint hint). And this year I have already been sent my first edible present; these really rather special biscuits from London based baking company, Biscuiteers.
How GORGEOUS are these biscuits from their Nutcracker tin? (And how gorgeous is the tin itself!)
Biscuiteers make their biscuits the old fashioned way, one at a time (none of that mass produced nonsense!) and then each biscuit is hand iced. They are absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, like little works of art, and I could hardly bring myself to bite into them, although the most amazing smell of gingerbread totally overpowered me in the end, which I'm VERY glad about because they tasted completely and utterly DIVINE (and went perfectly with my first mulled wine of the season).
The Biscuiteers Christmas collection is incredible - as well as a wide range of biscuits to choose from (I love the Nativity and Snowman & Snowdog ones and they even have gluten free varieties too!), they also sell chocolates, cakes, DIY icing kits and tree decorations - and they offer a next day delivery service which is brilliant. But biscuits aren't just for Christmas! They make wonderful gifts all year round - and the Biscuiteers collection reflects that too. As they quite rightly say, why send flowers when you can send biscuits?! I know which one I'd prefer!
PS. HELLO gorgeous little cafes in Notting Hill and Battersea! (you all know I can't resist a good shop front!) As well as having these delicious treats delivered straight to your door, you can also pop into one of their boutiques (on Kensington Park Road and the Northcote Road) for a cup of tea and a hand-iced biscuit or to take part in one of their icing masterclasses. Check out their upcoming events here xoxo