Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Instagram: December 2014

lazy mornings reading about paris • pocket of poems • the importance of a cheeseboard at christmas • my go-to december shower scent • little gingerbread people • jingle-belling • desire for real christmas trees • simple gift wrap is the best • mine and baxter's first meeting • rosemore throw and tea • the gorgeousness of this dining room • lovely my little box delivery • bacon sandwich in bed • stormy seas, nice weather for windsurfing • coffee waffles please • winter wonderland

This is it guys, the end of 2014... I can't believe how fast this year has gone and it's certainly had its ups and downs. I'm glad to say it's mostly positive - I passed my driving test at the start of the year and cemented the year by graduating from university. Those were two huge achievements for me - both are pretty much the ultimate rites of passages aren't they? And I managed to do them in the same year!

December was a good month for me. All that excitement and build-up to Christmas happens the minute that clock strikes midnight on the 1st and it won't end until the New Year hits. Still, I already miss it. There always feels like such hole has been left straight after the decorations come down - everywhere just feels so empty. I never look forward to that part. You'll be pleased to know that catering for 20 this past weekend went well but it turns out that we didn't even need one of the 4kg turkeys we cooked. We decided that there were only so many turkey sandwiches one can endure, so we took the other whole turkey to our local homeless shelter. They were really happy to receive it and said that it would be their feast for New Years Eve. It made me feel so humbled and good about myself for once. I think that was a nice way to end the year, and I'm now hoping that karma works in my favour for 2015...

I also got to meet my brother's new addition to the family: 14-week-old ragdoll kitten Baxter! He's the cutest, fluffiest, softest thing but my goodness he's a right little rascal. He climbs the Christmas tree, claws up your legs to sit on your lap, scratches presents open, hides under the sofa and pounces when you least expect it... And you'd think a kitten's bite would be full of playful nibbles but no, this little monkey has needle-like teeth. Despite all this, he was my buddy on Christmas Day and we played all afternoon until he fell asleep in my arms. Bless!

I've been on holiday from work since the 23rd so I've had a lot of time to spend with my family, get into the festive mood, and most importantly have a bit of rest and relaxation too. You guys know how much I love my marshmallow bed and I've been spending a lot of time there. It's so nice going to bed, knowing that you don't have to set an alarm for 6am! I'm not looking forward to going back to work in the new year after all this lazing about. Anyone else in the same situation?

So what are your plans tonight? I'm being really boring - bath, pjs, London fireworks on the television. You can probably tell I'm not much a party animal anymore, plus my poor dog hasn't been very well recently and she's terrified of fireworks so the night will probably resort to us trying to calm her down! Whatever you're doing I hope you have a fabulous night and ring in 2015 the way you want.

And hey, I'll see you next year!


  1. Lovely Winter photos, they all look really clear and crisp x

    Cream Tea And Rose Jam

  2. I love your photos! Congrats on your uni and driving!

    1. Thank you Madiha! Definitely my proudest moments of 2014! Xx

  3. Love these photos, they are all so festive! A winter white extravaganza! I love Decemeber.. :)

  4. It looks like you had a lovely December! I absolutely love these photos, so beautiful. I'd love to own a ragdoll so I'm super jealous of your brother, aaaah x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

    1. Thanks Charlotte! Ragdolls are beautiful cats! Xx

  5. Your instagram feed sums up my perfect winter to be honest! Lovely post x


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