One of my favourite Christmas traditions is a trip to the annual Christmas fair that is held of White Hart Lane in Barnes. Two of my all time favourite shops The Dining Room Shop and Tobias and the Angel and many of the other shops open up their doors after careful days of preparation to a Christmas extravaganza. Tobias and the Angel always do Christmas exactly right. They make paper chains, they light candles, they make orange peel pot pourri and clove stuffed clementines, delicious mince pies and the whole shop smells like a dream. They also make the most exquisite homemade ornaments that I lust after every year, the angels, the fairies, the hand knitted Father Christmas’ and the abundantly potted bulbs, it really encapsulates everything I love about the holiday season.