Thursday, 10 December 2009

Kirstie's Homemade Christmas

I'm sure if you've read my earlier posts, you'll know what is coming, however I actually don't feel qualified to write/rant too much about Kirstie's Homemade Christmas because frankly I found it so dull I allowed Mr M to turn over halfway through the second episode and watch a repeat of Top Gear instead.

I was very excited about the programme on Tuesday - I love Kirstie, I love Christmas, I love beautiful homes - surely there's nothing to dislike? Well, I probably should have known better as Kirstie's Homemade Home didn't exactly light my fire either but I was quite disappointed. Sure, she made some interesting things, her house looked pretty and festive but I can't say I was inspired at all and it kind of just leaves you feeling a little inadequate. I mean, okay she's a mum too, but I don't think I could find the time (nor the money it would cost) to go on a glass blowing course just to make Christmas baubles. Nor am I going to spend £20 on one bauble that some other blower has made.

I can see that she means well but glass blowing, it's not exactly homemade is it? The salt dough maybe, with two young kids I can (almost) see the appeal of that, although microwaving it Kirstie? No, no, no. As for making your own wreath out of greenery you've foraged from your own garden is a beautiful idea if you're a) a little bit creative and b) you don't live in a tenth floor flat.

I only saw half of the second programme which I am told featured soap making amongst other things. I'd love to think I had the time to lovingly make soap for my nearest and dearest but I don't and I doubt they'd appreciate it. They'd probably much prefer something from Lush or Philosophy than my rancid offerings.

I like Kirstie, I really do, I'm just not sure she's quite in touch with the real world sometimes. Lets have a look at Kirstie Allsopp's Tips for a Family Christmas.

Make Decorations With The Children
"Making decorations with the children is fun"
I'd hazard a guess that she's not met my children.

Keep Calm And Carry On

"It’s not a competition, so don’t panic and try to enjoy yourself"

That's right Kirstie.

Get Organised
"Remember that even though it’s Christmas, normal life continues"
So, glassblowing will just have to wait?

Fill Up The Freezer

"Have a couple of pizzas and other simple, oven-ready meals in the freezer, just in case you burn the turkey!"

Oh my God! What would
Delia say!

Keep Everybody Well-Watered

"Whatever you do, don’t run out of booze!"
Glug, glug. Okay, you got me. Delia would approve of that.

Breathe Deep
"Nobody wants a big family row spoiling Christmas.'

Rubbish! That's what Christmas is all about!

Make The Most Of Christmas TV
"There’s so much great programming over the Christmas and New Year period, so let them get stuck in"
Kirstie must get some channels I don't. Ones that don't show wall-to-wall repeats of Only Fools and Bloody Horses.

Watch Miracle On 34th Street
"If you’re losing the Christmas spirit, watch Miracle On 34th Street! It’ll soon have you believing again"
Um. Okay.

and I will leave my rant there. I won't be tuning in for the third and final thrilling installment tonight so please feel free to leave me a comment telling me what you liked or didn't like about it.

love & kisses
Mrs M x

PS If you want to go and stay at Kirstie's very lovely homemade home Meadowgate - you can. It's yours for an absolute bargain basement price of £2,000 a week, or £3,000 if you want it to be her Christmas homemade home. It's a snip!

1 comment:

  1. Your Kirsties homemade home collections are very nice.I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here frequently.


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