28 December 2016

What I Got for Christmas 2016

Hey Country Bumpkins!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family & loved ones?

I’ve debated for a few days whether or not to post my Christmas presents, with fear it could seem like I’m a bragging spoilt teenager. However, as one of my new resolutions (to be revealed tomorrow) is all about worrying less about what other people think, stopping procrastinating about my blog & just write – I will embrace my new mantra & just get on with it!

So, once again I’ve been a very lucky girl & pretty spoilt by both my parents & Dan. I might be 35, but do still get a buzz from unwrapping gifts & wondering what on earth I’ve been bought. I was pleased not to receive a single pair of socks, although my mum did buy me 3 pairs of fancy knicks. Ta mum.

Below is a snap shot of some of my fave presents…

Top row – left to right:
  • Candles – Since reading The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking I’m all about finding my Hygge this winter, getting cosy with a good book, whilst burning some candles. So, I was pleased to receive 3 new scents to try out: No 2 by Senini of England – a fresh mix of lily, white tea & cotton musk; patchouli which smells herby or hippie according to google; Westcountry Collection plum pudding – a cocktail of sweet juicy raisins, sultanas & currants with nutmeg & mixed spice – basically Christmas in a candle!
  • Earrings from Allum & Sidaway – I can’t wait to wear these dainty little silver link & gold heart shaped earrings from my parents. They’re not too in your face but enough to add a bit of pizazz to an outfit.
  • Rituals Hammam Mint Tea from Dan’s brother Toby & girlfriend Lucy - the box in itself is just beautiful with a lush mosaic print. It also reminds me of my week in Morocco & the strange taxi driver who took us for mint tea.

Middle row – left to right:
  • Ripcurl hoodie – was spot on from Dan, consisting of my fave colour - turquoise, fave surf brand of the moment & is lovely & snug. We just need some beach adventures now.
  • Pot of roses – my gorgeous goddaughter Evie painted the pot, in again my favourite colours & the roses have been sprayed gold. It’s currently jazzing up the grey paving & adding a bit of sunshine to winter.
  • Cosy snood – my folks do surprise me sometimes, & purchased this lovely cosy snood from Goulds of Dorchester which matches my furry Animal headband.

Bottom row – left to right:
  • Surf CafĂ© Living by Jane & Myles Lamberth – is right up my street & was a fab present from my best friend Rach, I can’t wait to get stuck in.
  • Framed picture of Dan & I – this actually made me well up. I didn’t realise the other week Dan was keen to take a selfie of us before my Christmas drinks party & sneakily printed the pic the next day. He’s a keeper J
  • Eau So Fresh by Daisy – Marc Jacobs – it’s been a while since anyone’s bought me perfume & it always smells so much better when you wear bought perfume. I think I’m going to get through this bottle pretty quick as it’s so easy to wear day or night & smells fresh & light, but not too girly.
Anyhow, I guess I have been pretty spoilt this Christmas by the ones I love.

What did you guys get for Christmas? What was your favourite or funniest gift?

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