Christmas Eve

Today has been filled with food prep, red lippy, mini mince pies and lots of laughter!

Christmas Eve

Mom has outdone herself this year – our house looks amazing! Each and every room is beautifully decorated

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This fella is without doubt my personal favourite!

Christmas Eve

He’s so dapper! Guarding the house – while looking like a boss!

Christmas Eve

He has button bling!

I digress – by 9am we were full steam ahead

Cranberry Sauce

Mom’s homemade cranberry sauce smelled divine with orange zest and cinnamon wafting all around the house


Lots and lots of parsley was chopped up for inclusion in both the homemade pâté and the stuffing



Le Creuset

(my die hard love for Le Creuset started at home – the apple most definitely does not fall far from the tree!)


Next I moved onto thyme business (which made a massacre of my manicure!) while Mom finished off the homemade soup


Sammy turned up and pretended she was just having a scratch and NOT AT ALL trying to get into the kitchen…she swears!

Christmas Treat

My last job was to get to work on a christmas treat for the family, but this time I made it with fruit and nuts (I know, totally pushing the boat out!)

In the evening, I threw on some re lippy and headed over to The Radisson Hotel to meet my bestie Sarah to have a chat, a clink and swap gifts

The place was jammers!

The Radisson

It was festive and full of families and friends getting together to celebrate with a glass of bubbles and some cheer!


Isn’t she just delighted with life! Great company so she is!

Mini Mince Pies

We were there to indulge quite thoroughly and therefore decided a plate of mini mince pies was the only way to go! They were so tasty and melted in your mouth – just perfect!


While my birthday was in September, Sarah decided to wait until Christmas to give me my birthday pressie – which is totally fine with me – double whamming at Christmas?! Yes please and thank you much!!


How brilliant is this t-shirt she got me?! I absolutely love it, can’t wait to rock it at the gym!

Vogue The Gown Book

For Christmas, Sarah got me “Vogue the gown” by Jo Ellison – I nearly cried, I’ve had my eye on this for a few weeks now and I was over the moon when I unwrapped it, several squeals were audible over the Christmas chatter

You know how sometimes it hits you just how well your bestie truly knows you? This, was one of those times!


After clincking with some Sprite in Champagne glasses (we were both driving!) we turned to coffee, a latte for me and an Americano for Sarah

Me and Sarah

With a quick snap and a squdge, we said our Au Revoirs and headed off into the chilly air to our respective next stops

For Santa

I’m only in the door now after my last stop – but I’m a girl with my priorities in order, Santa will be pleased – grub on the run: mince pie with a milk shot chaser (yes that is actually a shot glass) and an apple for Rudolf (one can only eat so many carrots!)

Sweet dreams, sleep well

and most of all

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!



The photo of the Radisson Hotel was found here


    • December 26, 2014 / 9:48 pm

      Thanks Laura! Hope you had a lovely day too 🙂


  1. December 28, 2014 / 1:24 am

    It sounds like you had a really wonderful holiday. And what sweet gifts from your best friend! The t-shirt is just adorable.

    • January 15, 2015 / 12:46 pm

      Thanks Cee!

      I’ve worn it a few times at the gym already, I love it 🙂


  2. December 30, 2014 / 4:22 pm

    It looks like you had an amazing Christmas!

  3. December 30, 2014 / 4:29 pm

    Lovely pictures! Le Creuset is also my favorite 🙂 And how beautifully decorated is your house?! Seriously, the stairs and the puppet next to it are really perfect! Wish I’ll have this later on in my house as well!

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