Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! I’m sitting here today, the day after Boxing Day, looking back at the photos I took on Christmas Day and cannot believe it’s all over for another year. All that organising, planning, shopping and decorating, and it’s over in a flash! It’s totally worth it though, I absolutely adore Christmas. I had the most wonderful couple of days, and I hope you all did too. 

I was a very happy blogger on Christmas morning when I raced down the stairs to find a brand new Olympus PEN camera under the tree. I must have been very well behaved this year! I put it to the test throughout the day, and wanted to share with you some of the photos I took. 

Christmas Day is spent the exact same way each year, and this year was no exception. My boyfriend, my Aunt, Uncle, Sister and her boyfriend came round and we all exchanged presents before my mum served up a huge roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings. 

After dinner, we all complained how full we were, yet somehow managed to fit in dessert which was a choice between traditional Christmas pudding or a gold chocolate bar. I opted for the gold chocolate bar, with lashings of cream and brandy butter. No matter how full I am, there is always room for pudding! 

Plates were cleared, and everyone quickly dispersed in the search of somewhere comfy to sit and within minutes, the sound of snoring could be heard throughout the house! Including the dogs (Coco, despite her size, has the loudest snore of them all!)

A couple of hours later, after a hard-earned nap and many glasses of red wine and Baileys later, somehow (this happens every year), bellies began rumbling again and we were ready for round two of eating. Christmas is pretty much an eating contest, isn’t it?! 

The table was filled with cold meats, gammon, pickles, sausage rolls, pork pies, pate, boxes of hot oozing camembert, pork belly cubes, crisps and cheese & biscuits. We filled our plates and ate until we physically couldn’t move. 

The most important thing about Christmas is spending time with the people you love, and that is why I adore this time of year so much. Nobody knows what the future holds, which is why it’s so important to create these types of memories, the best kind, and appreciate the little things in life. 

I hope you all managed to create some happy moments this Christmas. Wishing you all a fabulous 2016 xxx

I wore my star print dress (that is now half price in the sale, dammit!), with an Enelle London star necklace. 

Testing out my new 45mm 1.8 Olympus lense from my lovely boyfriend….how dreamy!

Coco dreaming of leftover turkey…

along with my curly schnoodle, Frankie!