Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is my favourite time of year. Everything is so magical and I'm transported back to when I was a child and the excitement of Christmas Eve when myself and my 3 brothers were allowed to sleep in the same room and begged my parents to let us get up at the earliest time possible (I think 5am was the limit!) I remember how enthralling it was to walk bleary eyed into the lounge to see a glorious illuminated tree surrounded by a mountain of presents and then having a dig around to see which ones had our name on.

As soon as I arrived back at my parents home yesterday I felt so Christmassy and all my childhood memories came flooding back. Mum decorates the house so beautifully, it's so warm and welcoming and creates an enchanting atmosphere.
 
 
Here are the things which make my Christmas complete...
1) Listening to Boney M's Christmas songs, especially Little Drummer Boy
2) The smell of dates cooking as my mum makes brandy tart
3) Having a bowl of satsumas and Quality Street in the lounge
4) The smell of pine needles
5) Watching my favourite Christmas films; The Muppets Christmas Carol, Home Alone, Love Actually, Jingle All The Way, Santa Claus The Movie and Miracle on 34th Street
6) Playing Scrabble
7) Hearing the crackle of the fire
8) Being surrounded by family

I won't be updating my blog until the new year so I wish everybody a lovely Christmas and an amazing New Year!

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous !! Happy Christmas & New Year

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  2. Wow, your parent's home looks beautiful!! Looks like it belongs to a christmas movie!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! xx

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  3. What a stunning house your parents have!
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year :) x

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  4. Beautiful decorations!
    Merry Christmas! xoxo

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  5. Your parents house is gorgeous! :) Merry Christmas!

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  6. Gorgeous :) happy xmas and a happy new year enjoy x]

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  7. Wow it all looks so beautiful. Have a joyful Christmas n a happy new year :)
    ♥XX♥

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  8. gosh your house look amazing! what lovely decoration!
    i hope you have a great christmas, and happy new year :)
    x

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  9. The house looks amazing! Have a fabulous Christmas!
    Claire xx

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  10. That's like a dream Christmas house!Gorgeous! Have a great Christmas xx

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  11. Wow the house looks gorgeous, your mum is fab at decorating!!xx

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  12. Merry Christmas hun, have a fab one!! Your mums house looks gorgeous!! xxx

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  13. Have a Merry Christmas! I love your mum's home and decorating skills! She's highly talented I must say!!

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  14. wow! that house is gorgeous! looks so inviting(:

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  15. I love going back to my childhood home at Christmas. I'm setting off in a few hours and am so excited!

    Merry Christmas!

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  16. MY GOSH.

    What a BEAUTIFUL house you have! I'm not even going to say hope you had a nice Christmas, one look at the photos and your favourite things to do at Christmas already say you did! :))

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  17. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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