Christmas aftermath

Monday, 30 December 2013

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Because I'm a nosey so-and-so, I love seeing what people got for Christmas. I was really lucky this year and got some fantastic presents, most of which are shown above - favourites include my cake maker from Daniel, the Christmas Lush set, earl grey tea from Sri Lanka from my sister, the pretty vase from Past Times and the jingly jangly candle holder.

Daniel and I also bought each other a keyboard (you can see it in action in our flat tour), my parents took us all to see a Sleeping Beauty pantomime, and my grandparents were as generous as ever.

We had a fantastic few days and are now just relaxing to the maximum before I go back to work on Thursday. I may even make cake pops this afternoon.

How was your Christmas?

flat tour (with Christmas cheer & little Nola)

Sunday, 15 December 2013

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I've wanted to do a flat tour for yonks. Daniel and I have been living here for eight months now, so time's really been getting on. We're practically elderly.

Christmas is Daniel's favourite time of year, so I thought it'd be the perfect opportunity to show off the place and let you meet Nola in true form. Along with our wall map, blackboard letters, numerous candles, flowers, a delightful Kate Bush print, real Christmas tree, brand new keyboard (it's our Christmas present for each other) and fairy lights, I can safely say we've made it our home.

I hope you like it!

details of the day #24

Thursday, 5 December 2013

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I'm woken up by the barking dog downstairs for what feels like the millionth time, and it's way before my alarm is set - d'oh / I complete my morning routine, which includes feeding the lovely Nola / work is pretty usual today, though the storm drama takes over - the door flew open in a violent gust and we're told to put our computer bases on our desks in case the office floods / on the way home, Holly (my going-to-work buddy) and I stop off at The Range for Christmas goodies - I pick up a tree stand, tacky foil lanterns for the ceiling, some personalised photo baubles and gold glitter / I stuff myself silly with a hearty bowl of comfort food: bacon and cheese pasta / my evening is spent full of chores, which definitely makes time fly.

Now I'm lying in bed Daniel-less (he's in Manchester) but with Harry Potter for company. It could be worse.

song of the day: Heart of Gold by Birdy