Cue me running to my own boss to ask if it would be at all possible for me to change the holiday I had booked in for February to late December (it was), calling Mummy Bags to let her know the good news, and frantically contacting my bridesmaids to let them know the February hen do was now off and instead it might have to happen in TWO WEEKS' time if they thought they could manage it (they did)!!
So now we're on a very different Christmas countdown. Next week I head to Nepal for a few days with work (more on this in due course!) and then we're back to Blighty for a week of friends, family and wedding-related activities. In case you hadn't worked it out, I am more than a little excited.
After we had received the good news, we celebrated with a Christmassy dinner at our neighbours Ally and Miriam's flat (apologies for the grainy iPhone photos, I didn't take my camera out with me).
Ally has just launched his autobiography, "Begg To Differ" charting his journey from childhood to his boy band days and beyond, which is firmly on my Christmas list (you can purchase it from Amazon here). Rich had a little preview before dinner, and couldn't put it down.
We also headed to Gourmet House at the Kempinski this week to see their amazing gingerbread house, and to quaff some Christmassy treats.
But it will all be worth it, because it means that we get to see some of these very special Christmassy faces along the way:
Really, really, really good.
Is having Christmas at home important to you? Do you have any special traditions that you look forward to on the day?