So I kind of failed at blogmas this year. Although I had the time (which I was surprised about, but it's amazing what I can get done when I put my mind to it) I guess it was the inspiration I was missing. The words just wouldn't flow & I took it as a sign to take a break. There are a whole list of posts in my drafts folder but I can always revisit them sometime soon.
The last few days have been wonderful. It's so nice having some downtime with my family and I'm very much looking forward to demolishing the mountain of cheese in the fridge. (I may have made a start already!) A couple of hours have been spent tweaking my layout here so that it feels much more homely & I finally got around to taking some new pictures that actually look like me for my 'about' page.
Apart from listening to a lot of Hozier on Spotify & burning my way through my second Candy Cane Lane candle (can't get enough of that scent!), not much else has been going on. And it has been perfect. Mark and I picked out our 2014 Christmas ornaments and I thought I'd share them here, mostly so I can look back and remember which year they're for. Maybe I should find a sharpie and write the year on them somewhere?
They're from my favourite homeware shop of the moment, Rockett St George. I was making an order for some Christmas gifts and we thought we should definitely take advantage of their decoration sale. The mini tree in the tiny mason jar is just about the cutest thing I've seen in a long time and there was something about the simplicity of the red berries in a clear ball that drew me in. They're both lovely and fit with our eclectic collection of decorations perfectly. I really recommend Rockett St George, their delivery is a little pricey but it's very quick and everything is always so securely packaged. (Not sponsored or gifted or anything, I just genuinely think they're wonderful!)
There are only a few more hours before I can finally take a peek at the mysterious gift that's sitting under the tree with my name on it. I may be 25 and a half, but I've really wanted to peek inside for over a week now. And that's the funny thing about being an adult I guess, I could have already opened it and no one would tell me off but really, the anticipation is one of the best parts. And you know, someone has taken the time to pick something out for me & wrap it up, it's the least I can do to wait until the day when I'm officially allowed to open it. Makes it extra special.
Anyway, I shan't keep you any longer. Merry Christmas Eve! I hope you have a safe and happy festive few days however you're spending the holidays. Cherish this time with your loved ones, family, friends, pets - whoever makes you happiest. And I'll see you again in a few days.
All my love,
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