Monday, 30 December 2019

What I Got For Christmas 2019/Bear's First Christmas!

Christmas is over. I'm devastated about it. Not even joking. I'll get over it soon enough and get into that new year spirit at some point but for now I'm just trying to get my head around how it's all over already and how quickly December went by?! I've already seen people getting excited over Summer bbq's and slating those who still have their trees up, each to their own but Winter has just started and Christmas was days ago, please let those of us who aren't ready to say goodbye to it just yet, enjoy it for just a little bit longer. Anyway now that little rant is out of the way, let's get down to all of the good things that Christmas day brought this year. Each year I like to write some sort of Christmas reflection post and a what I got for Christmas so this year I've just combined the two!
flatlay - everything everything dvd, home again dvd, lush bath bomb, 2020 calendar, love actually socks
Let's start with what I got for Christmas. I always love reading these posts from other bloggers and whilst the presents George and I buy each other aren't necessarily out there or pure luxury, because that's just not us, I still like to share all of the normal things. So let's start with books first. I honestly would have been happy with just a pile of books as in case you somehow hadn't heard over the last few weeks, I've managed to read 100 books this year and I'm still not quite done. The first book I unwrapped was Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I really enjoyed The Husband's Secret by the same author and I loved loved loved the TV show of Big Little Lies so I'm really intrigued in how the book will differ to that. I also got The Librarian Of Auschwitz which I'm going to save to read in January. I'm so interested in anything to do with Auschwitz so I'm really looking forward to reading this.

I also got a few DVD's for Christmas this year which were Everything, Everything and Home Again. I adore both of these films so I can't wait to re-watch them both soon! Everything, Everything is just the perfect soppy romance we all need sometimes and Home Again is just so much fun and Reese Witherspoon is brilliant in it. 
flatlay - home again dvd, everything everything dvd, big little lies book, the librarian of auschwitz book
One of the presents I was actually so thrilled about was these Love Actually socks. I know - years ago I would have thought socks were such a boring present but now each Christmas and birthday, I'm always so happy to receive them! Especially now we have a dog who steals them at every opportunity he gets. I've watched Love Actually more times than I can count this Christmas and it's definitely my all time fave festive film so I'm looking forward to watching it again with these on. I also got a Lush bath bomb I've not tried before - Luxury Lush Pud. I've meant to pick this up every single year and I just never do so this was a top choice. Oh and I almost forgot to mention George topped all other Christmas cards with this Jeremy Corbyn spesh. Sorry if you're not a Corbyn fan but he's the prime minister we all deserve.
Love Actually socks
Luxury lush pud bath bomb
Jeremy Corbyn christmas card
We always get each other a few food items too because we definitely don't stock up on absolutely everything in advance....you can never have too much though! I got my faves - mini Toblerones, my ultimate favourite drink EVER - Red Pop which is so hard to find now and it's a bit of a running joke now that we get each other Pop Tarts at Christmas so I got the chocolates ones this year. I always prefer the standard flavours like chocolate or strawberry whereas I tend to get one of the American flavours for George, this year it was the return of cookie dough. We also had our stockings full of chocolate too so we have more than enough for the foreseeable. Finally, I have to talk about my present from Bear. It's a beautiful personalised calendar, I love it so much. Each month has a gorgeous picture of him and a funny little caption and some of the photos are from when he first came home, some I didn't even remember so it's such a lovely gift. I can't wait to put it up in my office this week.
2020 calendar
Speaking of Bear, I think he thoroughly enjoyed his first Christmas. He was totally spoilt and didn't even know which toys to play with, there were so many. He spent the day doing a mixture of sleeping, playing and eating, and he even got some chicken for dinner too which he was very pleased about.
collage - Bear on christmas morning, napping, in his toy basket
The whole Christmas break for us has just been perfect and exactly what we needed. We've been on lots of walks to the park including one on Christmas Eve where Bear wore his festive jumper and got covered in mud. We've eaten pretty much everything, read lots and we've also watched SO many films. I can't not mention the Call The Midwife special too which was incredibly heartwarming as always but how good was Gavin and Stacey?! I wanted to cry throughout, they have to do more surely? Over the weekend we also binge-watched the second series of You but I suppose now it's time to get back to some sort of reality.
collage - family selfie, bear on his walk with jumper on
call the midwife on tv
I now need to try and get this flat back into some sort or order as it's very cluttered at the moment, I need to start planning for next week as we're away for my birthday and I literally can't wait, and I should probably slow down on all the Xmas chocs...maybe not just yet though. Bear's first Christmas was everything I hoped it would be and I just can't wait to experience more of these firsts with him over the next few months as he turns 1 in February! Don't talk to me about how fast that's come around, I'm trying not to think about it too much as it's just mental that it will be here so soon! The whole of the last week has just been lovely, better than I could have ever imagined. I really hope your Christmas was special too however you spent it.

What did you get upto this Christmas?

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7 comments

ALLIE NYC said...

I know what you mean. Christmas does go by so quickly, and in these trying times it seems a festive holiday like Christmas is needed more then ever. Luckily for me FW is only a month a away so I have to focus on. And looks like you got some great things!

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Nic said...

Looks like you got lovely gifts this christmas :)

Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

secondstartotheright said...

I get my Mum a calendar of Rory ever year so I LOVE that you've done the same wth Bear hahaha! x

Jenny
http://www.jennyinneverland.com

Hannah said...

Totally get what you mean, Christmas goes by so fast! It sounds like you had a great day, and I seriously can't get over how cute Bear is xx

Hannah | luxuryblush

Sophie said...

I feel like I'm in the minority here but Christmas seemed to go on forever for me. I'm really looking forward to going back to normal! Hugo got totally spoilt this Christmas too. I love those Love Actually socks. I read Big Little Lies last year and really enjoyed it, but I think the development was better in the show personally. x

Sophie
www.glowsteady.co.uk

Daisy said...

Ooo! It looks like you got some incredible gifts! Didn't watch Call The Midwife at Christmas because I've kind of lost my love a little. Fingers crossed I find it again before it finishes! So glad that Bear had an awesome first one too!!

Heather Nixon said...

Bear is just so adorable x

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