Christmas and New Year – What We Did

We spent Christmas 2016 in Cornwall with my in-laws. It was a very lovely festive season but it seemed to be over in a flash! Unfortunately, it was a slightly rocky start as during a three hour journey from Bath to Newquay, Heath was car sick and threw up 10 minutes before we were due to arrive. I then caught the cold that I had been fighting off for weeks (typical isn’t it!) and ended up spending Christmas Eve in bed ūüė¶

andy-and-i

Luckily, the rest of the holidays went smoothly. We had a great Christmas Day. Everyone was delighted with their gifts (see what I got for Christmas here) especially Heath who was so happy with the first present he opened, his Micky Mouse Duplo train that he didn’t want to open anything else!

me-and-belle

As always, we ended up on the beach for a lovely walk. We headed to Crantock Beach, which is very close to Newquay. It was a bit too chilly to stay out for long and both kids were a bit tired from all the Christmas excitement but it was nice to stretch our legs and inhale the salty sea air.

heath

Despite the cold, Annabelle was desperate to go in to the sea for more than a paddle! Heath, as well as eating the sand, had lots of fun exploring, chasing Sally the family labrador and throwing a tantrum as he wasn’t ready to head home just yet.

We headed back to Somerset on the 28th and spent New Year with my mum and Uncle, celebrating his birthday. How did you ring in the New Year? I hope you had a lovely Christmas. Bx

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What I Got For Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you had a lovely day and are enjoying New Year’s Eve. Before I start writing about the New Year, I thought I would share what I got for Christmas.

bare minerals

The first thing I received was this amazing Bare Minerals Happy Glow Lucky gift set. I really need a decent Winter skincare routine and this should help me achieve a clearer complexion.

naked palette

I have been lusting after a Naked Eye Palette from Urban Decay for as long as I can remember. Andy bought me the original set and I am in love! Annabelle has been desperate to use it but it is definitely going to be hidden out of reach.

oliver bonas

On my Christmas Wish List post, I mentioned this Oliver Bonas Cookbook Stand. It is now sold out but I have added the link in case they restock it. It is described as copper coloured but looks rose gold to me so it is a thing of beauty!

snow fairy

If you know me, you will know that I think Snow Fairy is one of the best scents ever! It is only fitting then that I was given this box from Lush from my brother-in-law. If you haven’t smelt this before it reminds me of eating Wham sweets when I was a child.

Finally, I was given lots of treats and little goodies including a pair of black gloves from Marks and Spencer, Lindt chocolate and Cornish Lust. The latter is a strawberry flavoured creamy liqueur. It is just like Baileys but nicer! It is also available in Tesco so you don’t have to go all the way down to Cornwall to get your hands on some.

What did you get for Christmas this year? Let me know in the comments below. Bx