Christmas Day #1 - 2013

Just a quick little note to hope that everyone is getting on well with organising their seasonal festivities. I am currently in Plymouth having Christmas with my mum and brother as I won't be seeing them on December 25th...*sad face*...

Presents from Mrs. Christmas
Our (pre) Christmas day began at 10am this morning with present opening in the living room. Despite my mum telling me that Father Christmas would not be visiting this year due to the fact that my brother and I are almost 21 and 23 respectively, I awoke to a lovely little pile of presses on the floor by the tree. We opened our gifts - I received an lovely little pile of joy including an Origins gift set, a Laduree diary, The Little Mermaid on DVD, a Pandora charm, and a £100 SpaceNK gift card (I will be doing a full post of what I got for Christmas in the run up to the new year so I shall save proper pictures until then) - and drank bucks fizz accompanied by chocolate coins and selection boxes.
Chocolate for breakfast? Don't mind if I do!
After opening our gifts we ventured into Plymouth on the premise of going out for Christmas dinner. We didn't quite manage this on account of the fact that everyone knows I have my employee discount for McDonald's so the boys wanted Big Macs and we ended up in there for lunch, and decided on a takeaway for tea. Whist shopping I picked up a Naked 3 palette after seeing it in real life and falling in love, two necklaces in Topshop, a potential dress for NYE from Topshop, a Smashbox primer and an Eco Tools brush set.
My Mama and I.
After shopping we came home to chill out in front of Harry Potter with some spiced apple cider and bucks fizz before playing with gifts and waving goodbye to J and my brother who are playing the PlayStation while my mum and I watch TV.
Bucks Fizz :) 
Christmas has always been a bit disjointed since my Daddy passed away in 2009 so we've tried to carry on as many traditions as possible (like drinking bucks fizz all day, listening to Emerson Lake & Palmer, and sitting on the floor to open gifts). This year it will be even more strange for me as I spend the 25th of December with J's family and have to work on Christmas eve. It'll be lovely to see how another family spends Christmas day though, and who knows, J and I may even begin some traditions of our own (this will be my 4th Christmas with him as my boyfriend!).

So that was a little snapshot into Christmas Day number one of 2013. What kind of things do you do with your family? Are you all organised for the festivities this year?


  1. Aww how lovely that you did a Pre-Christmas Day. Sounds like you had a lovely day with some amazing gifts and amazing people. I've still got quite a bit to organise for Christmas but we always keep things quite low-key in our house.


  2. This is a lovely idea! It's really nice you are keeping up traditions since your dad passed too. I hope you have an amazing Christmas Louise xxxx

  3. This is so cute, and how lucky of you to get a space nk card.. :) you'll have to do a post about your naked 3 as I just can't get enough of them at the moment :)

    Danniella x | www.famousinjapan.co.uk

  4. It sounds like you all had a lovely day :).

  5. Looks like you had such a nice time! Love the selection box of chocolates! x

  6. Sounds like you had a nice time! I can't wait until Christmas: to open up all of my presents, haha! x

    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/


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