Sunday, 18 January 2015

The end of my 2014...part 1

Hello lovely people!

Sorry for the current blog MIA, I've had so much going on with work that I simply couldn't face the computer anymore than necessary.  But after what can only be described as a pretty miserable job-doing Sunday, I thought I'd cosy up with a cup of tea and tiptoe quietly back into the land of blog.  So first of all, happy new year!!  I'm not a huge fan of January to be honest (I'm usually on Christmas comedown for the whole month *sigh*) but this year it's been so full on I've hardly even noticed it!  So this is a somewhat late post all about the end of my 2014 and my lovely Christmas and birthday.  So here goes...

Christmas Eve was a little different this time around.  Every year of my whole life we have all gathered in Mama L's house to exchange gifts and eat lots of food (notably Mama L's amazing corned beef pie!).  This year, I offered to give my Mam a break and have everyone come to me and it was such a lovely little get together!  I was so busy chatting and running in and out of the kitchen that I completely forgot to take photos, but I did managed to take this one of my gorgeous lady!

Doesn't Mama L look amazing?

After everyone had left, I said goodbye to my Mister who went back home to spend Christmas with his family and as tradition, I went back to spend mine with Mama L, my Dad and Jay-Jay.  After being together for almost ten years, everyone always finds it unusual that Chris and I still choose to spend Christmas Eve night and Christmas day morning apart, but it's how we've always done it and we always enjoy heading back to our little house on Christmas Day afternoon to open our presents together!

Christmas Eve at Mama L's is my favourite time of the year and this one was no exception.  First of all, my lovely VBF visited and we swapped presents and chatted excitedly about how psyched we were for the big day.  We even managed to buy each other the same Christmas card this time around, without even planning it!! Out of all the Christmas cards in the world I don't now how we managed it but I guess it just goes to show we truly are two peas in a pod!

Matching cards...and a little Jay-Jay head photo-bombing his way in!

Then after Natalie left, we all curled up in our pyjamas with a glass of wine and a some yummy cheese to watch 'The Holiday'.

Christmas morning started with a quick breakfast and a long walk with Jay-Jay, followed by a 2.5 mile run!  I'm really into my running and was really proud of myself for getting out on Christmas Day (and my birthday come to think of it ha!).  So then, after a well needed shower, we all got stuck in to our presents...yippeeee!  I only had some of my gifts at Mama L's (most I open with my Mister at home), but I got some really amazing things!

These were my amazing presents from Natalie.  She always buys the best, most thoughtful gifts and I was so overwhelmed that she got me this beautiful DKNY watch for my birthday as I've needed a new watch since forever!  The Coco t-shirt is perfect for this blog, don't you think? :)  Thanks bestie <3

The rest of the presents were from my lovely Mam and Dad.  My Mam bought me some gorgeous jewellery this year and many of my presents were a complete surprise.  I am so lucky to have such a thoughtful Mam <3.  My Dad got me the hairdryer (it's sparkly!!) and the Vivienne Westwood and Jamie Oliver books...thanks Dad!

After gifts, it was almost time for Christmas dinner.  Mama L is the most amazing cook and Christmas dinner is something that I really enjoy...who doesn't?  This year it was extra special as we've been doing Slimming World so it was the first time in ages we'd had Yorkshire Puddings and gravy...AMAZING!!  Even Jay-Jay had his own Christmas dinner!


 and Jay-Jay's!

We rounded the day off as we always do with Christmas top of the pops and the Queen's speech before I headed back home to start my second Christmas with my Mister.  Mama L's Christmas was another amazing one, so if she's reading this I just want to thank her for an amazing time as always!

Because I don't want you to overdose on Christmas cheer, I'll be back later in the week with part two of my Christmas Day, so if you've come this far thanks for reading!

Until next time,

Kay xxx


  1. Eurgh! I've had a boring Sunday too ... bathroom cleaning and laundry (although I did have cake for lunch again!)

    OMG CORNED BEEF PIE! I love corned beef, so many people don't seem to like it?! My Mum makes a great corned beef hash but I don't think I've ever tried it in a pie .. loving the sound of it!

    You never told me you ran on Christmas Day?! That is epic! I can't imagine ever doing that, I'm usually stuffing chocolate the second I open my eyes!

    Love that skirt!

    Chloe x

    1. We need to rectify this! Next time we meet I am bringing pie!!

      Yeah I ran, it was hard work after having a belly full of wine and cheese but i didn't put any weight on Christmas week so I think the running helped! I'm planning on doing the same this year haha :)

      The skirt is an oldie from Primark, super warm though :)


  2. Happy New Year!
    Aw, a lovely round up, sounds like you had a lovely festive period and got spoilt by the looks of it.. that watch is amazing! :p
    Love your mam's Pj's! Haha!


    1. Yeah I did get a bit spoilt but I'm super grateful, it's always so lovely to be thought of at Christmas!

      Haha thank you, I'll pass on your pj love :)


  3. I think it's lovely that you and your boyfriend still spend Christmas morning at your parents houses :)! and wow running on Christmas morning is definite dedication - i was probably stuffing my face with chocolate about that time haha wish I had your motivation! Lovely post :)!xox

    1. Aw thank you lovely :) hope you had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed your chocolate!!


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