What Does Christmas Look Like?

8th July 2010 6 Comments


I don’t get out much, well, alright I do sometimes; I go to work and the like and I even went down to Metropolitan Mums the other week. I might as well admit it, I am a bit shy, a bit lazy and I really just like my own company and my own sofa and television. It look a lot of effort, but I literally forced myself to go with some of the other bloggers to the John Lewis Christmas Press Preview. I did have a bit of an ulterior motive. I used to live right underneath the Telecom Tower and I used to look at the church opposite Great Portland Street Tube and wonder what it was like inside. Oh, yes, the event was actually held in the swanky church which is a very historic landmark.

Fifi enjoyed the train, in fact, she decided to sit alone the whole way. She did try to get off at Cricklewood, but I told her that there wasn’t a lot there, so she decided to come with me.

We strolled along Euston Road from Kings Cross to the event. It was hot, I got all sweaty; lovely. Still, when we arrived there was snow falling across the doorway and it all looked fantastic. Far to fabulous for the likes of me. Nonetheless, I entered and it all got even better, they give me a Flip to record the event! Obviously, they were oblivious to my inability to use technology. But, I did manage to take a few videos. These will be included in another post.

What can I say? A John Lewis Christmas is like Alice in Wonderland meets Narnia in Denmark via Marrakesh ( I know, as I have been to at least one of these places). It was all awe inspiring, magnificent and to be honest I would love them to come, strip my house like in that 60 minute makeover programme and re-decorate for me. Who cares about the Laura Ashley wooden furniture, Sofa Workshop sofas and the Plasma TV. I want a new interior look, I want a retro 1950’s lounge and a Moroccan inspired bedroom. I want a Danish style Christmas and

a pink wooden cake stand

and some new red shoes for Fifi

and a Waitrose shopping trolley (OK I don’t want that)

and an Amy Butler towel and a Foxy cushion and a bed like this for Fifi

and I want it all and more. Fashion wise, I want one of their Barbour Wax Jackets with flowery lining, I’ve seen the evening dress I want for this years Chamber of Commerce ball (if we go) and there’s a nice handbag in the John Lewis range I’d like for Christmas!

What an amazing experience, I felt inspired to do more when I stage temporary exhibitions at work, I felt humbled that I had been asked to go and I felt a bit bad at rushing off and not speaking to many people. The journey home was fab as the John Lewis PR team managed to exhaust Fifi and I just sat and thought how amazing that my little blog has given me the opportunity to attend something like this.

I’ll post my video clips and some more of my wish list over the next few weeks.

Claire Walsh

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  • Nova 8th July 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Oh I'm sorry I didn't realise it was you…Fifi is gorgeous. I feel very lucky as well to have gone today. Very lucky. :0)

  • Mummy 8th July 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Your little one looks right at home with the shopping trolley! It was a fab day and next time poke me hard so I know its you!

  • Emma 9th July 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Can you poke me too next time?! 🙁 x

  • Hot Cross Mum 9th July 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Oh I'm so jealous. It looks, and sounds fab. I would have been like a big kid in there. Love the new shoes too.

  • TheMadHouse 9th July 2010 at 9:00 pm

    It was fab to meet you and Fifi finally after chatting so much. We must catch up more!

  • Metropolitan Mum 11th July 2010 at 5:16 pm

    You went down to see that awful woman?

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