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Planning a festive weekend away in November!

Wednesday 1 July 2015

Okay I know a lot of you probably haven't even been on your Summer holiday yet, but now we are back from ours I can't help but start planning the next getaway.

While looking around for something different to do towards the end of the year, I clicked onto The NEC's "what's on" section and straight away spotted the November Festive Gift Fair.

Complete with 325 stalls of Decorations, Toys & Stockings Fillers, Food & Drink, Health & Beauty, Crafts, Fashion and Jewellery, Gadgets, Home Interiors and much more I am bound to find plenty of gift inspiration.

I'm already excited to start getting into the Christmas Spirit there with Christmas musical entertainment throughout the day, including the talented Gramaphones and Rock Choirs. There will also be some characters keeping us entertained including the Grinch (Boo!), an outrageous Dame and of course the big Man himself - SANTA!

Yes I am aware that we are in Summer but anyone that knows me will tell you I LOVE Christmas. Love it. Everything from finding the perfect gifts and beautifully wrapping them to decorating the house and cooking up a storm. I just love it all!

Every year since Liv has been born we try our hands at crafting and add a new temporary decoration - not that our house looks like a grotto or anything! We take her to see Santa and to the local garden centre to meet some Reindeer and listen to a lovely group of OAP's playing Christmas Carols on the bells, it truly is a magical time.

Decorating the tree & our crafted decorations.

The icing on the cake is that with us living in Wales and not driving, we will be travelling by train and staying the night at the ever so lovely Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC which is actually part of the NEC so after a long days shopping we can drop off the bags before enjoying a drink in the bar overlooking Pendigo lake, Dinner in the resteraunt and in the morning I can pop back to the fair while my Husband makes use of the balcony view, wi-fi and gym (honestly!)

If you are interested in attending the Fair, it is open from Thursday the 12th of November to Sunday 15th of November, priced from £8.50 per Adult.

Hi Ho, Hi Ho - It's off to shop we go!

Disclaimer - brought to you in association with Crowne Plaza Birmingham Hotel.