Sunday, 29 December 2013
That was a bit of a whirlwind wasn't it? It's the same every year - we spend weeks looking forward to it, and then all of a sudden we have eaten our cupboards bare and we have watched our year's quota of television.
Here's a snippet from my household this year, where Liam and I spent our first ever Christmas Day together, and I went to the pub with my Grandad (he's the one in the Santa hat, and he really is that adorable).
This year, Liam and I have a week off, so we have spent it cuddled up on the sofa, pottering around town, and eating too much cake at a local favourite of ours. I've tried to see as many of my pals as possible (hard though that is when you're all at different corners of the UK!) and play dress up with the various dogs in my life - see Alfie the Reindog a couple of shots up!
I'm not going to post about my Christmas presents because they'll crop up on the blog soon enough in outfit posts and days out photo diaries, but I did try and put lots of thought into what I gave this year. My brother reckons you know when you're getting old because you get more excited about giving than receiving presents, and in many ways that is true. Thanks to Halifax, I had a little help with spoiling my loved ones - for Liam his Kasabian tickets came along with some miniature cacti (he's rubbish at watering plants), Mum got a beautiful scarf from Oasis, and bestie Kate had a Dr Who notebook with her name on it from Debenhams.
I'm having Christmas round 2 next weekend with another load of my family - so the gift giving continues!
I know many of you might have gone back to work by now, but I hope you hold onto that happiness for a little while longer. It should last much longer than your trees do - despite what the holiday adverts are claiming otherwise!