Wednesday, 31 December 2014

What I got for Christmas

So, after all that preparation and excitement, Christmas has now been and gone. I hope you all had a lovely time over Christmas whatever you were doing, and managed to relax a bit and spend time with those you love.

I had a lovely Christmas with my family and I feel extremely lucky and grateful for all the beautiful gifts I received, but also for having such a special family to spend Christmas with. I thought I’d share a few of my presents with you all as I know lots of you enjoy this sort of post, just as much as I do! I feel like I need to include a disclaimer that I’m not sharing these gifts with you to boast or anything, but because this is a highly requested post and something I enjoy reading from others. I am of course grateful for all the lovely things I received and have thanked those generous people who spoilt me. I hope you enjoy seeing a few of the lovely gifts I was given. These are presents I received from family members - I'm still in the process of opening presents from my friends.

Lovely Real Techniques make-up brushes I got in my stocking

A spa day voucher for my Mum and I from my Dad - definitely one of my favourite presents!

Lots of socks and a pair of fluffy slippers

A few Lush bits

A pink Polaroid camera, case and films

Some make-up, Pandora charm, candles, vouchers for New Look and River Island, a DVD, Book and chocolate Santa

A calendar and a Cath Kidston hot water bottle

Did you have a good Christmas? What did Santa bring you and how did you celebrate this year?

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Monday, 29 December 2014

2014 in Pictures

It’s the final days of 2014, and to be honest, I’ll be quite glad to see the back of it. It’s not been an easy year, but I think it’s always important to look for the positives, so here is a summary of the last year in photos. Enjoy!

January - Cosmo photo shoot

January - Richard's Birthday

February - Mum's Birthday

February - Charity Fundraising Evening

March - Rebekah's Birthday

March - David's Birthday

March - My friends Tori and Alex got married

April - Beautiful bluebells

April - A trip to The Vyne, a National Trust Property

April - Meeting my friend's ducklings

May - I made sunflower cupcakes

May - Virtual Tea party for ME Awareness Week

May - A certificate from Beat

May - Rosiie's Birthday

June - Made this funky cake

June - The Beat Volunteer Awards at the Houses of Parliament

June - I won this Joules picnic basket

June - Kelsey and Sophie came to visit me

June - Got my new funky walking stick

June - I was on BBC Radio Berkshire

July - Completely cleared my room ready to be decorated

July - Got a new double bed

July - Katrina came back from Dubai for a little while and we had a catch up

July - Emma and I made sock monkeys

July - After being diagnosed with Hypermobility Syndrome I started physiotherapy

July - Made it to my work summer BBQ

July - Went to Harry Potter World

August - David and Emma had their engagement party

August - Took part in some research for Charlotte's Helix

August - Started hydrotherapy

August - Went to Bournemouth Beach

August - Had a family holiday to Center Parcs

September - Started college

September - Rebekah was confirmed

September - Saw the Dietician about the low FODMAP Diet

September - Went to a wedding fayre with David and Emma

October - My 26th Birthday

October - Went to RHS Wisley

October - Started going to Uni Open Days

October - Had a virtual tea party for my birthday

October - Went to a Blogger Meet-up in Southampton

November - Went to see a professor in London and was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

November - Went to watch the fireworks with Rebekah and Lilli

November - Charlie came over to watch Disney films

November - Started swimming at my local gym

November - Went to my friend's baby shower

December - Made my own advent calendar

December - Gran celebrated her 91st Birthday

December - Went to the Christingle service

December - Bought myself some Christmas jumpers

December - Dressed as an angel for the Church Crib Services

December - Christmas with the family

How has 2014 been for you? Are you looking forward to a fresh start in 2015?

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