Friday, 28 December 2012

Friday Round Up

liz, 6.45am at m&s - done - and all packed away
chjristmas shopping delivery - festive deer - christmas fajitas
chester breakfast - turkey & leek pie - my favourite little christmas guy

Firstly - I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas! I hope Santa was good to you and that you spent plenty of time with the people who matter most to you

For me, it's been a great week. Despite battling with yet another chest infection and a Sunday morning trip to the hospital, it's been festive fun all the way!

Last Friday I went to Chester with my best friend Liz for our annual Christmas Shopping trip (post to come) Sunday brought a huge shopping delivery and a visit from Matt's mum and Christmas Eve brought last minute food shopping and a mammoth house clean

Christmas Day was the loveliest day of the year. We visited Matt's dad in the morning on the way to a huge present swapping session at my sister's house. I think it was the first time this year that we've had the whole family in one room and it was great. Then it was back to our house, I popped the (frankly, giant) turkey into the oven, lit the fire and we began to warm up for the Christmas feast. There's been a distinct foodie theme this week as you can see from the above photos!

Having Christmas dinner with my nephew Finley-Joe was the high point of my year. Watching a two year old wearing a cracker party hat, eating from his new Gruffalo's Child plate and wishing everyone 'Merry Christmas' individually, by name (including the dogs) might be the cutest thing I've ever seen!

We've spent the rest of the week lounging around at home, watching movies by the fire, cuddling the dogs and eating even more. It's the longest time we've spent together since .... I'm not even sure. Perhaps ever. I haven't even left the house since Christmas morning and that's just fine with me. This year has been a whirlwind of work and building and spending barely any time together so I'm savouring the time I'm spending with Matt this week, even when we're sitting in companionable silence and all I can see of him is his feet peeking over the edge of the other sofa

The weekend holds a trip to visit Matt's mum with the dogs in tow, finally publishing my festive house tour post (eek!) and not a lot else. I'll need to come back to reality and catch up with the washing at some point but I'm not thinking about that right now. I'm just enjoying the view

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. A little late, but Merry Christmas Rachael! Glad you had a wonderful day, and hope you're on the mend now! Just wanted to say thank you for posts like these...reading about your comings and goings just fills me with such warmth :) x

    1. Merry Christmas to you too! So pleased you like this post :-) xx

  2. It sounds and looks like a gorgeous Christmas! Glad you've had a lovely one. I know what you mean about the companionable silence thing too, we've been enjoying lying around and relaxing so much! That turkey pie looks incredible by the way, and I could nosy at photos of your lovely house for ages (that sounds weird doesn't it ha!)
    Merry Christmas xx

  3. You home looks soo Cozy and beautiful....merry Xmas!!!

  4. Sounds so nice and chilled out! I hope you had a lovely Christmas :) xx

  5. Glad you had such a good christmas blog friend, you deserve it :) our turkey was only big enough for two huge portions, I think I would have had a panic attack if I'd had to cook a massive turkey xx

  6. That sounds like a wonderful Christmas Rachael :)

  7. that place looks sooo cozy xx


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