Christmas Eve, Christmas, Boxing Day 2015

Merry Christmas my dear friends!

I do love to sticky beak into how people spend their Christmases.  I’ll go first.

I don’t care what Claridges do with their tree (although you are right Naomi, this year’s burberry umbrella theme was disappointing), my favourite Christmas tree will always be Grandads, with 225 degree views of The Range.

Christmas tree grandads

If you stand at the right angle at night, you can see 8 Christmas trees reflecting off the windows.

Christmas eve tree night

Christmas tree grandads night

The perfect backdrop for Christmas Eve carols.

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And Christmas Eve dinner.

Christmas grandads

Start with 2 kilos of prawns…

Christmas prawns

Click your fingers and…

Christmas eve prawn cocktail

(just pretend the the entree fork is straight)

I feel we are close enough by now for me to share with you what my husband gave me for Christmas.  My sweet husband.  Now believe me, he is a kind, thoughtful man, who I love dearly…. but he brought me 10 Personal Training Sessions!!!  I laughed … and I laughed… and then I cried.  I haven’t exercised in 6 years, and I had no intentions of starting anytime soon.

My exercise plan had involved wearing stretchy dresses, like this one from Asos, and Spanx.

Christmas eve outfit iiiChristmas eve outfit

pre-xmas shoes sergio rossi

Christmas cuddles

(Here’s what it looked like when I was 5 kilos lighter- the good old days, when I could wear an ankle strap and get away with it)mitty asos and choos

But, glass half full- knowing I had all those personal training sessions, I indulged on Christmas Day…

Christmas ham ii

Christmas cake ii

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And look who’s started walking in time for Christmas?

christmas walkingChristmas H

(will somebody please put some pants on that child?!)

My eldest was given a walkie talkie for Christmas and is so excited as he can use it with his cousin, who lives 1 kilometre away from our new house!

Boxing day test match…

Christmas boxing day cricket

Christmas boxing day cricket ii

And swimming..

Christmas boxing day swimming

And Bugs…

Christmas boxing day moreton bay bugs cocktail

And that was our Christmas 2015.  Somewhere in the middle of all that, we moved into our new house, removed the 50 year old carpets, nails and staples, unpacked and cleaned the old house.

So what did you get up to?

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10 comments on “Christmas Eve, Christmas, Boxing Day 2015

  1. I feel exhausted just reading about the move!!! Merry Christmas to you. It looks like a fabulous day. But what on EARTH was your husband thinking with your Christmas present???!! That said, my husband loves telling everyone that he gave me a vacuum for Christmas last year, and that I loved it (the Dyson stick one, which I asked for and do love. But if he ever repeats with household appliances I did not ask for he will be having a difficult Christmas day indeed). You look fab in your dress, and honestly no personal training sessions needed! xxx

    • admin on said:

      Bring back the Gift library!!! I had one of those Dyson sticks. I loved it- until I used it to suck up flour. And that was the end.

  2. Exercise is good. Get into it. Happy new year x

  3. Coulda shoulda woulda on said:

    You should give me the sessions! but it is for health ultimately right? looks a great xmas and wishing you all a happy new year x

  4. Mother Down Under on said:

    I love your posts!
    So nice to have heard from you twice lately…I hope you keep it up in 2016!
    It looks like you had a great Christmas…perhaps because you didn’t post photos of moving, pulling up carpets, and cleaning, ha!
    We had a lovely Christmas too.
    And I am looking forward to ringing in 2016 by being sound asleep!
    Happy New Year to you!

  5. on said:

    I literally laughed out loud at your Christmas present, and then laughed again at Heidi’s comment. I got a Dyson stick thingy vacuum cleaner for Christmas from my husband and I am ridiculously delighted with it! I hope the move went well, are you sad to leave your tennis court? I always loved your tennis posts! Emma

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