I know a lot of people have already posted about their Christmas but I’ve loved seeing what other people get up to, their decorations and their traditions so I thought I’d share mine too.
One of my favourite things about Christmas is my dog; he absolutely LOVES wrapping paper! He waits patiently for you to unwrap your present and then runs away with the paper to shred it up. By the end of the opening session he’s surrounded and normally has a load stuck to his tail! What a beauty!
I’ve dyed my hair back dark now and have been loving curling it and having it all back to my usual colour again. Blonde highlights were fun for the summer but I do prefer it this colour.
Wasn’t long before Christmas dinner was served, we have ours about 1ish so I hadn’t had many snacks beforehand and piled my plate up high! We had a massive turkey joint from our local butchers that we are still eating now…..even after the turkey curry!
My job was to make a cheesecake for the big day so I made a ferrero rocher hazelnut cheesecake in the tin above. It took a good few hours to set but when we removed it it looked really good and didn’t last long at all!
My dog seemed pretty happy with his new blanket and teddies that he had, what a spoilt pooch!
We spent the afternoon playing games including a beetle drive, boy girl fruit flower and a few others. They were so much fun with everyone joining in especially making mistakes and coming up with wrong answers!
I had some lovely things for Christmas. My main present was a Hudl2 which is a tablet, I’ve wanted a tablet for ages but haven’t been able to afford them and had no idea my parents had got me one! It was a lovely surprise and I’m hoping it will make blogging a lot easier too as I can do it on the go.
I also had a jar of nutella with my name on which was a personal highlight:
I also had some amazing Alice in Wonderland items, my mum went on a bit of a theme! There was a mug and loose leaf tea from Whittards, a vintage Alice in Wonderland book and a diary for the year. I also have an owl diary so will have to decide which is going to be my work diary and which is going to be for blogging and fitness related things!
In my Secret Santa gift I had a lovely bauble from Molton Brown filled with hand wash; how beautiful is this! I’ve never seen them before so it was a lovely surprise (though i think was well over our £5 budget!)
Since Christmas Day we’ve been making our way through the leftovers by making Bubble and Squeak which is a Boxing Day tradition for us and also our annual winter beach walk. I’ve been shopping in the sales and spent a ridiculous amount of money on a black wool coat from Linea and a black Ralph Lauren dress that I’d seen full price and loved; I never thought it would be in the sale so I had to get it!
I have been shopping for a dress for New Year’s Eve too, this little black dress cost me £20 in the sale so I’m really pleased with such a bargain! I’m going to a friend’s house for the night so needed something nice but also comfortable; this doesn’t come with a belt and has a nice elasticated waistband and can be worn with tights so its perfect. I will be keeping warm and comfortable as well as hopefully looking nice too!
I love the gold details on the bottom of the dress; black and gold is definitely a favourite of mine. I also did my nails nude and sparkly; this is Essie’s Sand Tropez with Barry M’s Rose Quartz glitter on top. It’s a simple but pretty combo and I’ve added as many layers as possible for the ultimate New Year’s bling!
What have you been up to? Did you all have a good Christmas?
What will you be wearing tonight, do you have big plans or a quiet night in?
I’m hoping mines a bit of both!