X-Factor and Strictly are on telly again, and that can only mean one thing. No, not that I really need to get out more - but that Christmas is coming!
Normally, when somebody mentions Christmas any time before the end of November, I wince a little bit. But not this year - something’s happened. This year, I’m embracing Christmas like never before. I don’t mind telling you I even sneaked a sideways glance at the mince pies and Christmas puddings last time I went shopping. They're essential hippo diet don't you know?
Why this festive enthusiasm? Well, I blame it all on Inspire Me.
We’ve just launched our new range of Inspire Me coordinating card, paper and card blanks on Handy Hippo, and I know it isn't meant for hippos, but I can’t stop looking at it all! One glance and my eyes light up like a child staring in the window of a toy shop. Seriously - I’m getting nothing done. I gaze at Holly Green card, mentally pairing it up with Strawberry Red paper, and that’s before I even look at the Christmas embellishments.
I like to think I’m a rational hippo most of the time, but I’ve been turned into a lovestruck Christmas-embracing fool by some colourful cardstock. I just hope New Year comes soon so I can get some work done...