Books, Jenson, Lifestyle, stationery

Christmas 2017 in photos

And, just like that, Christmas is over for another year. Well, I’m still celebrating for another week and a half as I don’t go back to work until the eighth but, as far as Jenson is concerned, Christmas is over as he’s opened all of his presents!

During the festive period we’ve decorated trees, met Father Christmas, seen Christmas lights, decorated cookies, made presents, stuffed our faces and spent time with loved ones – exactly what I wanted.

Christmas tree

Trevena Cross festivities

Christmas lights

We knew we’d have a busy day on the day itself so we let Jenson open a present on Christmas Eve – he played with his Peppa Pig play set all afternoon, which was awesome. Jenson isn’t the kind of kid to go from present to present and makes sure all of his toys get attention.

On Christmas Day he woke up at 7.45 – I think that’s the last time we’ll get something of a lie-in at Christmas. We spent an hour opening presents at home before my brother came and picked us up, horn beeping and Christmas music blasting from the car.

We popped in to see my Gran with the boys before having dinner at my Mum’s, with my brother, his girlfriend and son, my aunt and my Dad, which was awesome. It was the first time my baby brother (nearly 27 but still my baby brother) cooked Christmas dinner and he catered for nine! And a bleddy good effort it was too. We took home leftovers for Boxing Day – yummers.

Christmas dinner 2017

Luke made a vanilla and chocolate cheesecake for dessert because not everyone likes traditional Christmas pud. Would have again – the dude is a genius in the kitchen.

Christmas cheescake 2017

The boys got on really well for the most part (Jenson still has his moments) and it was lovely to see them open their presents together. There will be a ten month old baby girl added to the mix this time next year so it’ll be crazier and more magical.

Jenson Christmas Day 2017

Jenson freaking loved his presents and had a whole bunch of Peppa Pig and In the Night Garden toys. I snapped a couple of pics on Boxing Day of him giving them cuddles. He’s so freaking affectionate.

Jenson Boxing Day 2017

Luke and I did pretty well too. We had some cash and vouchers so have been browsing the sales and I had some lovely presents to open on the day. We had so much chocolate between us and I had the usual books, stationery, smellies and unicorn gifts – people know me so well! Take a look at some of them below.

Christmas chocolate

Christmas smellies

All of the unicorns!

Seriously, how stinking cute are these PJs?! Glitter!

The list journal is really beautifully illustrated. I’m gonna enjoy filling this in.

List journal

List journal

I love this vintage Peter Pan paperback. And the cover goes well with my Bookishly notebook.

Fearne Cotton’s Happy journal is stunning and packed full of great prompts for the coming year.

I’ve been pondering which books to buy with my vouchers (you can never have too many!) so no doubt there’ll be a haul post soon. Keep those peepers peeled.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the new year.

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