Saturday, 12 October 2013

C is for...


Yeah, I thought it might be totally obnoxious if I made my C all about me! Although, I am doing a whole alphabet series about myself, so maybe not so obnoxious after all. I'm rambling! I love Christmas. I think I have always loved Christmas, and I hope I always continue to do so. I try not to get caught up with the Christmas buzz before my birthday, but for the sake of this post I am willing to bend the rules a bit!

So, Christmas! Now I have my own little family, we are still trying to find some traditions to call our own. For the past two years we have had Christmas dinner with Joe's family for a few reasons - one being that my parents are divorced so I would have to pick between them and I'm not prepared for that aggro and two being that Joe's parents cook up a ruddy good spread. Joe has quite a large family, so there is always something going on.

Pigs in blankets should be an all-year feature to every meal! 
A third, and I guess more important reason we've had Christmas at their house is because our kitchen is pitiful and we don't even have a dining room/table. It makes me feel quite sad, but as I'm talking about Christmas I won't get into the woes of renting! Last year was our first Christmas in Somerset, and despite not being able to really get into the Christmas spirit thanks to Student Finance ruining my life, we still had a pretty good year. 

As Dylan was only a mere, 15 months old, we bought him a few bits and bobs, but his "big" present, was a huge cardboard box filled with balloons! It sounds awfully cheap, and I hope none of you report me to Social Services, but he really loved it! Which small child doesn't love running after a balloon or five?!
Some nice action shots of Dylan, for you.
This Christmas, I'd really like to try some DIY projects, as last year I made chocolates for people, and that went down pretty well. I think I'm going to try and make some lip scrubs and maybe some artwork. This is all depending on how much free time I get after uni, uni work, two jobs and being a wife/mother. So, that's not a lot of free time, really.

I do love Christmas, so much. I love watching Christmas films and listening to the Muppet's Christmas Carol soundtrack. I love hot chocolates and wooly blankets. I love thinking of the perfect gift for someone and seeing their face light up when they receive it. Most of all, I think I enjoy looking back at all the other Chistmasses and adding another vintage year to the pile of happy memories.

I'd love to hear your Christmas traditions, or maybe even some quick and easy DIY ideas :) 

Chelsea xo

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  1. Awh, such a lovely post! I am so excited for Christmas this year and your Christmas dinner has now made me feel insanely hungry! xo
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    1. Everytime I flick past it in my photos it always makes me hungry! xx

  2. I'm so excited for Christmas already!! I'm one of those annoying people who gets excited months and months before ha!! Glad I'm not the only one thinking about it already!!!


    1. To be honest, I think I'm always thinking of Christmas! I usually get Christmas songs stuck in my head in like, April or something haha :) xx

  3. Lovely post! Reading this has got me into the Christmas spirit :) Great photographs too!


    1. Thank you Jenny! I just love spreading the Christmas cheer hehe :) xx


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