I always get really sad when the decorations have to come down after Christmas day but if it happened every day then it wouldn't be special any more. Christmas day was as lovely as ever, filled with lots of family jokes, good food and presents. It was also doubly special this year as our fireplace is in working condition so having the living room warmed by the flames was like being transported to a desert with the heat coming off of it!
I got lots of lovely gifts, and now have plenty of writing sets for my pen-pals including one from Sophie from Country Girl Does Norfolk, so I'll be writing away when I don't have work to do at university. I also got The Avengers which immediately sent me into a frenzy because it was possibly my favourite film of 2012 as well as The Hunger Games, Snow White and the Huntsman and Super 8, so I'm set for films too!
Have to say though, one of my favourite presents was this Spongebob Squarepants bubble-bath - brilliant!
I also loved trying out Lush's glitter bar from a winter themed gift set from Lush which I got and made my cheeks look like I'd been walking through a fantasy wonderland.
I'm also loving the star shaped soap from Lush at the moment - very cute!
My final favourite thing of the moment? My new top from Primark, there are patterned birds and there's a peter pan collar - full marks.
On New Year's Eve I had a teensy bit of champagne and saw in the new year with my family watching Jools' Annual Hootenanny, which is always good fun and where I end up finding loads of new music for the year, and having finally got a new phone which does more than just text and call (though I will always love my little basic phone) I've been using Lomogram like it's going out of business.
So Happy New Year everyone and I hope everyone also had a lovely Christmas and is looking forward to the rest of January - hopefully the Winter sun we've been having will stay with us for a while. I've got work experience with The Park's Trust to look forward to this year as well as edging ever closer to the final year and dissertation so if anyone can shed some light on how to plan it out then that would be much appreciated.
Have a good weekend everyone, I'll be back in Bath on Sunday so the updates might be a little sporadic as I settle back into work but I'll try not to leave them too far apart.