Christmas Time 2013

For twenty seven years, I have spent Christmas with my family in Lancashire. After a disastrous break in tradition last year, I thought my days of turkey and Christmas pudding elsewhere were well and truly over. However, this year, I decided to spend Christmas day with the boy and his family. You’ll know that it was our first Christmas together and I wanted it to be special. Arriving on Christmas Eve, the grand unveiling of the Christmas pyjamas kicked off festivities, followed by popcorn, Pringles and peanuts and a side of Despicable Me 2! 

Christmas morning arrived early, the boy had been up since 6am and was apparently ‘way too excited to sleep.’  Thankfully, after being told to go back to sleep, he did and we awoke at a respectable 9am. Before any presents could be opened, we brewed the coffee Kim had gifted me during our trip to Edinburgh. Orange spiced coffee. It was simply delicious and perfect for Christmas day. I was handed the biggest pile of presents I’ve ever received as an adult. John and his mum had bought me lots! It’s fair to say that I was spoiled rotten this year . With so, so many amazing presents I intend to fill an entire blog post. You see, I’ve also been spoiled rotten by my pals too. So many lovely things. I’ve caught myself saying, ‘How did you know?’ so many times!

Mid-morning, John’s niece and nephew descended and with them brought chaos and a trail of wrapping paper. Watching two small children open stacks of presents with big grins on their faces totally gave me that Christmas feeling. 

After presents, I got to wear my Christmas day dress. I posted this snap on Instagram, along with a picture of my Diana F+ camera. It seems everyone was wearing this little beaut of a Primark dress and I don’t blame you. For £15, it’s so well made and fits like a dream. Did you see Rachel the Hat‘s Christmas dress this week? I have a feeling this will become mine for many years to come. 

For the boy’s Christmas present, I bought him the Instant Lab by Impossible Project. This means he will be able to print out his hundreds of street art Instagram pictures onto a Polaroid. Sweet, hey? Naturally, we were both fascinated by this new fandangled piece of technology and deliberating over which pictures to print out took us well up to our lunch. 

Christmas dinner. Excuse me whilst I mop up the drool from my chin. John’s mum had prepared a feast for us. I ate every last bit, until my dress no longer fit my hips forcing me to pause before Christmas pudding. As the sun began to set, we started to pack our things ready for the drive to my parents’ house on the other side of Lancashire. 
You see, my mum always prepares a buffet on Christmas evening. It’s a more the merrier affair. Sipping bubbly champagne, I was given even more presents. It was a huge surprise as their Christmas present to me was a tumble dryer (welcome to adulthood). The night slipped by nursing a food baby and catching up with my side of the family before heading home to my own bed. Bliss.
All in all. A perfect Christmas!
How was your Christmas?
As always, much love,

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