I can’t believe its all over, the days in December seem to have flown by in a haze of chocolate and baubles. I had the best Christmas I could ask for, spent with my family and friends ((and dogs of course)).
23rd of December
It was finally the day to travel back to Devon for Christmas, after working a shift in the early morning I sprinted out the door without a backward glance. After meeting my family and having a catch up over a coffee we drove to a cute pub in Bathampton and had a spot of lunch. I had battered halloumi and chips, and oh my god it was delicious! I would definitely recommend the George for vegetarians, as they had such good choice, and even a whole separate section on the menu.
We also managed to take this photo by the canal – unfortunately it was too wintery to go for a stroll!
After lunch, we made the 2 hour journey down to Devon.
24th December – Christmas Eve!
Today was definitely a day of traditions. Every year we go to Squires ((which is the best fish and chip shop)) for our dinner and then we put on matching jammies and watch a Christmas film – this year was no exception. So after walking the dogs we headed over to squires, where I had yummy quorn burger and chips.
When we got back we got snug in our matching jammies ((and took a selfie of course)) – my sister didn’t have any makeup on at the time and so refused to be in it – and settled down for an evening of relaxation.
The dogs even had their own Christmas jumpers so they could join the club!
25th of December – Christmas Day!
It was finally Christmas Day, and after weeks of preparation and shopping I was prepared ((to see how I got ready for christmas check out my earlier blog post here)). Both my mum and sister had to work in the morning so we woke up at 6am so we could do our presents and eat breakfast together before ((of course no one was ready for photos at that time)). After receiving lots of new makeup for Christmas ((prepare for a blog post soon)), I slowly got ready and experimented with all of my new products. I then walked the dogs to build up an appetite for my Christmas lunch, which we we’re having at my dad’s golf club.
We had 3 courses, and as a vegetarian I had Brie and cranberry won tons, nut roast with vegetables, and then creme brulee cheesecake.
After lunch we went back to my Nan and Grandad’s and I gave out all of my presents, and opened all of mine – I was very spoilt.
The rest of the evening was spent in a food coma, curled up by the fire with call the midwife and lots of chocolate – the best way to spend Christmas Day!
26th of December – Boxing Day!
Sales day, and it didn’t disappoint!! I Spent the morning running around shops trying to catch a bargain. I got an amazing deal on a camera I’d had my eye on for a while, so expect some artsy pictures soon. One of my Christmas presents was a coffee machine ((which I am in love with, and will come in very handy for long study sessions)), so I also bought coffee pods, syrups and latte glasses to completely kit myself out. We spent the evening relaxing with some board games, and had our traditional Boxing Day dinner of cold meat ((quorn roast for me)), mash and pickles – yum!!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!