Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Eve!

I'm never a fan of New Years Eve usually preferring to stay at home and wake up the next day fresh and ready to start the new year

This year though my friends have decided to make it impossible to avoid celebrating

If you have stopped by Kelly's blog you will have seen she is in hospital awaiting delivery of her little angel - what a way to start the new year!


And my friend Ben decided the easiest way to get me out of the house on NYE was to throw a party so that is how I will be seeing in 2011 with a houseful of friends and raising a glass to Kelly & her family

images from The Graphics Fairy

I hope you enjoy seeing in the New Year however you please with friends and family

Thursday, December 30, 2010

All Over For Another Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas?

Mine was lovely and spent visiting with various friends and family and I received some wonderful presents


I have to admit I have been extremely lazy this week, relaxing on the sofa and watching bad TV - but that's what time off from work is for!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Eat Drink & Be Merry!

Merry Christmas 



I hope you're having a wonderful day

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a fabulous Christmas


I hope Father Christmas brought you all you wished for

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Work's Out & First Presents

I'm pleased to say that yesterday was my last day at work until 2011 - let the festivities begin!

I also had a friend visit yesterday evening and received my first Christmas present


My first pair of Cath Kidston pj's! 

Aren't they gorgeous!

There's plenty for me to do today so I'll leave you with some close up photos of some of my Christmas decorations












I hope you're all staying warm and safe during the "Big Freeze"

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Lists!

When I saw Josie-Mary's Christmas list I had to join in the fun!

1. Hot Chocolate or apple cider?
Can I be fussy and ask for Winter Pimms?

2. Turkey or Ham?
You can't have Christmas without a turkey but I do love ham, egg and chips for dinner on the days between Christmas and New Year

3. Do you get a fake or real-you-cut-it-yourself Christmas tree?
I've always been firm on having to have a real Christmas tree although on moving into my flat realising how fussy I am about things have to look and the cosy of buying a real tree each year I invited in my 7 foot fake tree


4. Decorations on the outside of your house?
Living in flat decorations outside aren't a possibility!

5. Snowball fights or sleddin’?
Ooooh snowball fight

6. Do you enjoy going downtown shopping?
Ermmm I think "downtown" refers to small retailers in the US so I guess it's like our British high streets which have been a saviour to me during the snowfall. Unable to drive today it's amazing the amount of last minute Christmas presents I've been able to pick up on my trip into town

7. Favorite Christmas song?
Do They Know It's Christmas.... it's been a fun tradition/joke with a dj friend of mine that at any party in the Summer we always put this on and I can guarantee it ALWAYS gets people up singing and dancing

8. How do you feel about Christmas movies?
I usually love them although this year I haven't really managed to sit down and watch any. I'm due to wrap some presents later today so maybe it's time to fit on in


9. When is it too early to start listening to Christmas music?
As per my favourite Christmas song - it's never too early

10. Stockings before or after presents?
Stockings are always the first thing to be opened... they are waiting in bedrooms for when we awake and always contained magazines and sweets to occupy my brother and I so that my parents would get some more time in bed

11. Go to someone else’s house or they come to you?
Christmas Day has always been spent at my parents and then I jump in my car and visit friends and family of an evening

12. Do you read the Christmas Story? If so when?
I don't read it.... maybe I should start

13. What do you do after presents and dinner?
Presents are opened in the morning.... there's no way I could wait till after dinner!

14. What is your favorite holiday smell?
Cinnamon!

15. Ice skating or walking around the mall?
Walking around the mall

16. Do you open a present or presents on Christmas Eve, or wait until Christmas day?
Christmas Eve I'm allowed to open one present and it's always a pair of pj's to wear

17. Favorite Christmas memory?
Boxing Day is my "real" Christmas Day when all my family and some friends gather at my parents for fun and games. One year we were playing a drawing game using an easel my younger cousin had been brought. All the family joined in.... 2 teams.... competitive spirits.... bad drawing..... we still talk about how much fun we all had cheering and encouraging each other

18. Favorite Part about winter?
Walking.... I'm usually the first to jump into my car but when the snow hits I'll happily climb into my Uggs and walk wherever I need to go!

19. Ever been kissed under mistletoe?
Not for a few years!

What would you choose?!
 


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Looking a lot like Christmas

My time at home has been well spent making my flat feel cosy and Christmassy!

Red covers have been put on my sofas


Mickey, Minnie & Alice invited some friends over


Sunday Kelly & James joined my brother and his family to help me decorate my Christmas tree


The fairy on top of the tree is my old Flower Fairy doll. My mum brought it for me when I was younger as she thought it looked like me and then brought the Christmas outfit for it and she would sit on the tree at my parents (until my mum's tree decorating became too superior to an old Flower Fairy!) and now she is passed to my tree - I love her grubby little face!!!



And here is our handy work! 
(please excuse the bin bag!!)



Brody seems to have found it tiring work!


How is your decorating going?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Would You Rather!



Inspired by Lissy Lou & Beki I've decided to join in the "Would You Rather" tag

Be extremely beautiful or extremely intelligent?
extremely intelligent

Go without brushing your teeth for a year or go without washing your hair for a year?
go without washing my hair

Be Rich or Famous?
RICH! Especially after swooning over diamonds in Tiffany's today!


Have an amazing shoe collection or an amazing makeup collection?
Shoes of course... even if I wasn't as impressed with these today as I thought I'd be!


Maybe because the ones I really wanted was these

Be able to sing or be able to dance?
Sing!

Be stranded on a Desert Island or in the Desert?
I think either would be my WORST nightmare... Desert... I guess - at least there's more chance of someone finding me!

 Have a Computer or a TV?
I am somewhat obsessed with TV but I guess if I had a computer I could use iplayer!!

Wear spots or stripes for the rest of your life?
SPOTS!

Drink out of a Teacup or a Mug?
Mug!

Receive a bunch of Flowers or a box of chocolates?
Bunch of Flowers

Have a hug or a Kiss from someone you love?
Kiss... well they do say that's where it is!

Wear Converse or Stilettos?
Stilettos

Meet Johnny Depp or Robert Pattinson?
Johnny Depp

Be a Fairy or a Mermaid?
Mermaid... strange choice because I hate water!


A Coffee or a Cup of Tea?
TEA

Pink nails or Blue nails?
Pink

Live somewhere sunny or somwhere cold?
Cold

Have an amazing house or an amazing car?
Amazing house... like this


Be kind or funny?
Kind

Eat Sweets or Cake?
Sweets... Maoams preferably! 

Hold a Tarantula or a Snake?
Tarantula

Wear a neclace or a ring?
Ring (see above!)

Laugh or Smile?
Laugh

Be hated or be a hater?
Hated

Wear Pearls or Beads?
Pearls

If you had to choose,lose your sight or your hearing?
Hearing

Have lots of money or lots of friends?
Friends

Love or be loved?
Oooh a tricky one, be loved because sure I'd love back!