There's something completely and utterly magical about this time of year, the food, the drink, the get-togethers not to mention the Christmas markets and twinkling lights. Just the thought of it sends me into pure unadulterated bliss!

I'm probably one of the biggest Christmas fans and had my first taste of a warm mince pie in October! I used to think that I was the only person who felt this way but actually speaking to others in the office there are a number of The Slipper Box team that feel the same!

Alexa has been nominated as one of the most Christmas obsessed people in the office, we have been trying to dissuade her from playing Christmas music since October. She placed Christmas lights around her monitors, always being aware of safety, since the beginning of November. Alexa says she starts getting excited about it in September!

However Ashley has been celebrating the festive season for the longest, we won't say quite how many years! Ash shows serious commitment and his family thinks he's ' a bit crackers', pun 100% intended! Ash says he sees so many people that look a bit fed up with life and he just wants to do something that makes him and others happy.

Ash is a huge fan of watching the Queen's speech and can be found watching previous years whilst tucking into roast turkey and all the trimmings.

Now if someone asked me what would be my Christmas dream, I would say it in three words, keep warm, safe and full.

Have a good one!