I'll get it out there now - I don't have a picture from Christmas Eve. It was too busy! You know how these things go - there was lots of running around, seeing family, bickering. Also, I spent a pleasant few hours in the early afternoon watching DVDs in bed. So that was good. As it goes, it was a wet and windy day and my sister and I got rained on, and I had a headache - I didn't feel particularly festive.
But Christmas day itself was just lovely. It really was. We exchanged our gifts and messed around and it was great. My siblings and I do secret Santa, and my brother and I got each other, and his gift to me was some beautiful Bare Minerals eyeshadows and a hat. My parents gave me perfume (not a celebrity perfume this time!) and a beautiful pair of shoes and some pyjamas. Some photos from the day:
|These ones are of the dog, after she stole my chair on Christmas eve|
|Hipster Baby Sister|
|The siblings and me just before lunch|
|I know. So many pictures of the dog!|
|Ready for Christmas lunch|
|Emily & Fin Lucy dress and peep toe shoes from Barratts|
Today we decided to get out of the house, and my parents and I headed down to Belfast to have a look in the sales. Baby Sister is moving into her new house later this week and my parents were in search of a set of saucepans as a housewarming gift. I was just out for a dander around. I wore another Emily & Fin dress - 2011 has been a year of Emily & Fin dresses for me!
|Emily & Fin Lucy dress, pink tights from Pretty Polly and Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Lady Dragon shoes|
|Just because - a picture of me with my Daddy|
|A bit of a dodgy photo of Belfast from the top of Castle Court|
Hairdresser Sister and The Chef - don't they look smart! I'm going to have to get one of those dresses for myself, I think.
Right. I know this isn't exactly scintillating but I am so sleepy! I'll be better craic tomorrow, I'm sure. I hope so, anyway. Did you all have lovely Christmases, darlings? I hope Santa was good to you all!