Did you have a nice Christmas? I hope so! Ours was the best yet. There’s something very special about your child’s first Christmas, even if they have absolutely no idea what’s going on! Byron did us proud opening presents and being interested in his toys rather than the wrapping paper or boxes. He was very spoilt and got so much stuff from our families! Myself and Ashley were very lucky too. I had considered doing a ‘haul’ of my presents, but everything is (finally) put away now and there’s no way I’m lugging everything out again!
We had four days of festivities; Sunday was a trip to Brighton to see Ashley’s brother-from-another-mother; Monday, a walk around a local village and stopping off for coffee, followed by afternoon movies; Tuesday morning presents at home, the in-laws for lunch and my parents for the evening and boxing day! So much food, laughter, food, presents, movies, matching outfits & outfit changes and post-lunch naps. We were so excited about Christmas, that we got up before Byron. Oops.
Alright, so it isn’t a Christmas speech. And truth be told, I’m writing this on Christmas Eve eve— yes, the greatness that is scheduled posts brings you this message today! Magical. Hopefully right now we’re opening presents / eating / drinking / watching crap TV and being merry!
I hope you’re all having a lovely day (especially those of you that are also celebrating your child’s first Christmas, like us!)
Well? Are you?! I hope so! There’s only two more sleeps. TWO MORE SLEEPS. Although if you haven’t finished work yet, then I feel your pain, having worked in retail for the last 10 years myself. (It’s alright for office workers and the like who rejoiced on Friday— like they do every Friday!— but someone has to serve them their shopping, drive their trains and answer their 999 calls, eh?)
Grab a mince pie, a Christmas movie and switch your fairylights on and get festive!
001. Where has the last week or so disappeared to? I have so many emails to sift through, comments to reply to and photos to take for future posts, not to mention the fact my Google Reader is bursting with unread blogs! I’ve been back at work for a few weeks now (even if it is only a couple of days a week!) so I’m slowly getting into the swing of things and settling into a new routine. Travel is a bit of a bitch, as far as getting Byron to my parents / in-laws goes, but we’re getting used to it. He slept until 8am today, despite our neighbours starting DIY at 9:45pm last night. Bless you, child! And bless my husband for getting up early, meaning I had the bed to myself!
002. Talking of my ever-so-lovely husband, he has purchased me a brand spanking new Canon 650d as an early Christmas present! Hells yeah. We’re currently sharing it while he needs it for his business and music ventures, but he’ll have one of his own soon, so I’ll be able to get my grubby mitts on it and I can’t wait! I fully intend on filming Byron’s first Christmas, plus obligatory photos. Plus, I can film more for my Youtube channel, so if you have any requests, let me know. I’m planning on talking about my birth experience some time this week, as requested by my pal Holly!
003. We got our Christmas on in our household, today! I went out to buy more fairylights as B loves them— & it’s just as well, because the cupboard seems to have eaten the ones we had last year. The tree is up, presents are wrapped (and only one more to get!), cards written and I’ve pimped the front room with baubles and glitter. My husband (who hasn’t been at home today and couldn’t care less about Christmas decor) will be pleased. I’m now sitting here eating Minstrels and drinking hot chocolate in bed, ignoring the fact that there’s glitter all over the floor and lots of housework to do, whilst simultaneously pondering my theory that Gary Barlow made Christopher Maloney sing Buble on The X Factor, so he’d get voted off and James Arthur would win. S’what I’d do anyway.
…It’s probably time for bed!
The Happy List
cheeky trip to Mcdonalds B’s new ‘surprised’ face December 1st! Countdown to Christmas! looking for a Christmas party dress Cadbury’s Crispello right now, sleep!
Some people find the smell of Lush overpowering— those people are weird. If you struggle to walk into a branch of Lush, then yes; I’m afraid you too a weirdo, my friend— but I on the other hand, would happily frolic among the soaps, jellies and scrubs, if it were possible. And not frowned upon. It smells heavenly! It’s one of my favourite places for skincare throughout the year, but Christmas is the best time to pick up an extra special treat or two (or three, or four… or as many as your budget will allow!)
Magic Wand Bubble Bar; Party Popper; Sandy Santa Sugar Scrub; Snow Fairy; I Love Juicy; Crackersnap; Coalface; Butterball; Honey I Washed The Kids.
Lush is probably the only shop that someone could buy me anything from and I would like it, although my ultimate fav’s would have to be Coalface (cleanser), I Love Juicy (shampoo) and— even though I don’t always have time for a soak in the tub these days— the Butterball (bath ballistic.) I hope they don’t go the same way as the Babyface cleanser, anytime soon. RIP Babyface, you luscious, oily, amazing-at-removing-waterproof-eye-make-up lump of loveliness.