My Christmas

Monday, 27 December 2010


I hope everyone had a wonderful time over the past couple of days. My Christmas was a little different to usual as various people were in other places but it was just perfect. So peaceful and stress-free, full of delicious food and drinks, fun with the family and many presents. Boxing Day was very much the same, although with fewer naps on the sofa.






Do forgive me sounding like a massive brat - I know I am thoroughly spoiled. But here are my presents.


I got books! Many many books! Look at them all! The only slight problem is that I'm going to London tomorrow and then Newcastle and need to pack light, so I'll have to leave all the lovely hardbacks until January.


Pyjamas, how I love thee.



Glam accessories. The scarf is super big and cosy and will be worn an awful lot. And how fab is the vintage handbag please? I was extra excited to see the tag inside.


Crafty stuff. The knitting books scare me a little, I must admit. I will master it though.


Best. Mum. Ever. She knew I'd been bemoaning the lack of nice jewellery holders out there and tracked down these beautiful hand turned wooden ones for me.


Things to pamper myself with


Shoe related things! The Sellotape dispenser is just genius. No-one's going to nick that from my desk at work!!


Lovely Christmas stuff.


A grey version of my beloved H&M suede elbow patch jumper and lots of lovely jewellery. I think the Oddsocks one is particularly inspired.



Lisa knows me too well. If it's cat related or green, she will buy it for me!



And a mug jumper! I love having crafty friends.

A variety of green things.

My bro and I always do the silly presents thing. We pick our own main present (hence the ring) and then let silliness reign. I am now the proud owner of a monkey and he is sporting some Goonies socks. Oh yes.


And my presents from Dad. Oh he did exceedingly well. Greatest boxset ever, a giant parcel of Lush goodies and a snuggly red hoody amongst other delights.


But I'm not quite as self centred as all that lot might make me seem. The important thing is that all the presents I bought for people seem to have been very well received. I like to hope that all the effort I put into thinking of present ideas paid off. Here's Dad, very chuffed with his new tshirt (he's a Buddhist btw).


And my brother got engaged! Bless him, he's quite the secret romantic.



27 comments:

  1. Oh wow! you got some great presents! I love all the books and that ring looks lovely, what does it say?

    Congrats to your brother, what a great time of year to get engaged! x

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  2. You got lots of lovely things! I don't think I would want to cover that amazing mug with the mug jumper though, it's great! And wise!

    Your brother and future sister in law look mega cute.

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  3. Dear Alex, didn't you do well!! You've got some lovely things there. The shoe tape dispenser is genius! I love seeing everyone's presents. I'll blog mine when I get out of bed... may not be today.

    Thank you SO much for our books. I love James Lees Milne and haven't read that one so it's perfect. The Actor was beyond chuffed - he couldn't believe your choice was so spot on as he'd looked at that book to buy himself. Thank you again, you're lovely.

    Have a wonderful time in London, speak soon, love Christina xx

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  4. wow you got some great stuff and it looks like it was a magical weekend! Glad to see you had a great christmas!

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    Jessie
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  5. Ooh great pressies! Not sure what my fave is - the slippers are v cute tho! And congrats to your brother, now you have an excuse to buy a new dress! Or new shoes :)

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  6. You will have to let me know how the Edmund Crispin books are - I'd never seen them before but judging a book by a cover they seem like my kind of thing! The vintage handbags are gorgeous and I love monkey - I used to have one but my ex boyfriend got custody when we broke up. Btw, I am watching P&P on telly right now. Mr Darcy, SWOON! Glad you had a lovely Christmas, I hope we get to meet up sometime in the New Year x

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  7. You got some gorgeous gifts, and it looks like you had a lovely family Christmas.

    xx

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  8. What lovely pressies dear, I love getting books! Mm and the Lush stuff too! Congrats to your bro :) xx

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  9. It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! You have some amazing presents, you lucky thing! x

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  10. Oh that odd socks necklace is PERFECT x

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  11. So many great books! I'm a library assistant so that would be my Christmas dream. I got the Nigella book for Christmas :)
    Hope you are having a lovely festive period xx

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  12. wow, you got so many lovely gifts - love those necklaces!

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    XOXO, BECCA
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  13. Blimey Alex, Santa was kind to you this year wasn't he! Love the look of all those books in particular :) Congrats to your brother too, Sally x

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  14. Oh. my. goodness. My inner brat is going bloody mental right now and has joined forces with the green eyed monster to make me a particular unpleasant person right now. That is quite the haul you've got there!! You definitely won the Christmas present game (especially with those books and the West Wing box set!)

    And congratulations to your bro - that's the 2nd Christmas engagement I know of!

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  15. The shoe book looks fabulous, and all the craft stuff looks lovely too, I really am hoping to learn a few new crafts in the New Year too. The jewellery holders are so thoughtful and very you, it sounds like you have a wonderful Mum. Great selection of presents! x

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  16. Congrats to your brother; such lovely gifts - especially that shoe tape dispenser :) Glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  17. oh alex your presents are so perfect! that vintage bag is just stunning, oh the colour. congrats to your brother too:)

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  18. Wow you lucky thing, i am particuarly jealous of the books and the handbag. It sounds like a fantastic Christmas xx

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  19. You are a lucky girl but you are lovely and deserve all of it. Hope you had a magical time and congrats to your lovely bro. xxxxxxxx

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  20. Merry Christmas, Alex! It's been great getting to know you this year - thanks for your friendship. xx PS I'm halfway through one of my Christmas books that I think you might enjoy - Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser (published 1900). Have you read it? If not, I'll post it on to you when I've finished it. x

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  21. Sweetheart!!What a wonderful pressie filled time you've been having!!!Fabulousness!And very well deserved,you precious thing.
    Love Helga xxxxxxX

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  22. That tape dispenser is awesome!

    Love the oddsocks necklace!
    xx

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  23. Wow so many books! Oh and congrats to your bro, 2010 was a good year to get engaged in I think ;-)

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  24. Looks like you had some Fab prezzies! and a great chrimbo!

    We got another monkey to befriend the one we already have 2!!

    Sal xXx

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  25. oh Wow, you got so many lovely presents, I love that mug sweater and all your books, you've been spoilt! :) xxx

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