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how can i make my house christmasy a la nigella?

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SheherazadetheGoat Mon 15-Dec-08 21:53:26

so far i think i need to

buy as many strings of fairy lights as the national grid can cope with.

buy a bulk load of baubles and shiney things and generally fling them about the place.

buy a load of pinka nd red table ware and table cloth.

tassisssss Mon 15-Dec-08 21:57:39

can't believe i missed this

what would we do without iplayer...

expatinscotland Mon 15-Dec-08 21:58:28

be born mega rich and marry even richer.

that's how.

DoubleBluff Mon 15-Dec-08 21:58:55

and a few tins of squirty cream for saucily squirting on your mince pies

NotanOtter Mon 15-Dec-08 21:59:30

it was ott

clutter it up
dim lights
drape fairy lights

twinsetiscrapatflouncing Mon 15-Dec-08 21:59:48

lol at the number of nigella threads at the moment, I keep saying to dp as we watch it "I want..." he has told me I clearly need a tory cabinet minister father and an advertising guru husband.

expatinscotland Mon 15-Dec-08 22:00:43

touche, twinset! wink

onebatmotherofgoditschilly Mon 15-Dec-08 22:03:27

erm, buy next-door, next-door-but-one and next-door-but-two, and knock through. Then fairy lights.

twinsetiscrapatflouncing Mon 15-Dec-08 22:03:36

Watching nigella is quite a seedy experience in our house for me it is pure kitchenalia porn for him it is ....... just porn.

NotanOtter Mon 15-Dec-08 22:04:17

or borrow your nan's glasses fr the night then all the lights go all squashy and soft focus

NotanOtter Mon 15-Dec-08 22:04:44

bit like old Niggy herself wink

expatinscotland Mon 15-Dec-08 22:06:56

seriously, it's like reading a romance novel or watching a rom com. pure fantasy.

NotanOtter Mon 15-Dec-08 22:08:44

faux SO faux

hollyivypoppy34 Mon 15-Dec-08 22:11:57

get the tv production company to mock up a houes for you somewhere in south west london - I couldnt relax watching it for worrying the candles would set light to the tree

SheherazadetheGoat Mon 15-Dec-08 22:12:11

it is christmas - i WANT faux.

hollyivypoppy34 Mon 15-Dec-08 22:13:00

including the whole nigella look - i'd need more tahn faux decorations for that wink

georgimama Mon 15-Dec-08 22:16:41

You need to marry Charles Saatchi. Then you need to get all your clothes from L K bennett or similar. You need the biggest fridge in the world. You need cute accessory children who appear dutifully when "dinner" ie film take is ready and sit down without pinching each other or making fart noises.

Good luck with all that.

twinsetiscrapatflouncing Mon 15-Dec-08 22:25:38

I have most of that georgie so it would seem that Charles is the crux to it all grin

georgimama Mon 15-Dec-08 22:27:23

really? Charles Saatchi and his wallet is the only thing missing?


twinsetiscrapatflouncing Mon 15-Dec-08 22:30:39

nice clothes - check
Big fridge - check except it is at my mums as it does not fit in our new kitchen
cute children who appears at dinner and behaves - check although I only have one but she always behaves if food is involved.

Charles - Big fat jealous no.

NotanOtter Mon 15-Dec-08 22:31:36

its nowt to do with mr saatchi

it wasn't that christmassy

come chez otter - i delight in making htings look christmassy and as if they just 'happened' rather than the reality which is that i have spent years planning it--

georgimama Mon 15-Dec-08 22:31:58

complete lack of sympathy here.

twinsetiscrapatflouncing Mon 15-Dec-08 22:32:52

Go on then NotanOtter what do you do?

I always put on a good spread but could do better at making my house look festive. Am feelinf held back by our credit crunch fake tree.

twinsetiscrapatflouncing Mon 15-Dec-08 22:33:31

I don't deserve sympathy tbh georgimama.

threestars Mon 15-Dec-08 22:33:33

You also need to have inflatable breasts that seem to get bigger and bigger and press more and more against a teeny tiny cashmere sweater at each camera shot.
sigh, so jealous, am flat as a pancake.

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