Outfits

Outfits
Outfits

Adventures

Adventures
Adventures

Writing

Writing
Writing

Christmas 2011

I am in two minds about Christmas present posts.  On the one hand, I am interminably nosy and love seeing the goodies people got.  On the other hand, I can't help feeling that we're relegating Christmas to the impetus behind just another haul post - a pile of goodies brought home from the shops, albeit via someone else's money rather than our own.  I like seeing a few select items people are cherishing this Christmas, but it has made me wince a little seeing photos (not just on here, but on Facebook, Instagram etc) of endless mountains of presents that must have cost hundreds upon hundreds of pounds.  I know it sounds a bit pious but when I arrived home from my parents' last night and unloaded all of my presents, ferreted away Christmas money and looked around at our lovely house and all of the things we own I was struck by just how lucky I am.

Talking of how lucky I am, I had such an amazing Christmas with my family this year - it was so nice to relax at their house with fire blazing away, mulled wine, board games, amazing food, walks with the dog along the beach and lots of time spent in pajamas! Here are some photos of the last week.

Mummy having cuddles with Bodhi
Christmas dinner
Bodhi wearing his Santa hat

Christmas dinner
Lots of presents under the tree
Bodhi unwrapping a present
I got some absolutely lovely presents, including bunting handmade by my Mum (she made the felt as well as sewing it all together), some lovely jewellery and scarves, some brogues and the Kirsty Allsop Crafts book from Nicole.  Looking forward to a few days now of wearing my new pajamas and slippers, reading books and seeing more friends and family before going back to work.  Hope you all had lovely Christmases - I am dedicating this afternoon to catching up on all the blogs I've missed over the last few days!

24 comments

  1. cuute puppy! I hope you had a good christmas <3

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a lovely heart warming post!

    Lou xxx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lovely photos :) your dog is so cute!

    Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your doggy is so cute! It looks/sounds like you had a lovely christmas. Also I'm such a nerd that I recognized the plates that you used for christmas dinner as ones from Portmeirion. x

    sffhcks.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lovely pics, your Christmas dinner looks yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm in agreement with you over the present posts - I have posted one, showing a select few of my favourites, but the photos of mountains of presents I've seen does make me cringe a little.
    Looks like you had a lovely time! Bodhi looks so cute in his santa hat :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your Christmas dinner looked so delicious I could almost smell it! I agree with you about the present posts - although saying that I am about to do one of my own! Even as a child when my friends would get hundreds of presents I'd feel uncomfortable - it's the company, food and atmosphere that make Christmas what it is, not all the crazy shopping and spending! x

    ReplyDelete
  8. Bodhi looks as cute as ever!! Hope you had a lovely xmas, you'll have to do a little post on the kirstie allsopp book - id love to know how good it is/ how easy or hard the projects are :) oh and nearlly forgot to say - your mom is a very stylish lady!

    lucy xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. I completely agree with what you've said about the posts showing mountains of presents. I love having a nosey at what people got but it's almost like some people are competing to see who got the most. I swear all the Mums on my Facebook page were having some sort of "my kid has the biggest pile of presents from Santa" competition on Christmas Eve too...

    Anyway, enough moaning! It looks like you had a lovely Christmas. Bodhi looks so cute in his little Santa hat! x

    ReplyDelete
  10. Handmade bunting sounds amazing! Christmas sadly is getting more and more commercial .. your pooch is such a cutie :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Aw those photos are all lovely, looks like you had such a good christmas! x

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh look at Bodhi with his hat on. Actually amazing!
    Your Christmas sounds just like mine, and perfect. It's always the times with the family that are the best memories and things I want for Christmas!
    I also LOVE how you cannot wait to wear your new slippers.. This sounds JUST like me!x

    ReplyDelete
  13. I can't be bothered to take photos of what I got, the satchel, the main thing I wanted, will pop up in due course in an outfit post. The rest of it, to be honest, I could have done without. I just don't want people fuelling foreign economies, wasting their money on tat I don't want, or need...but try saying that without being labelled ungrateful.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lovely photos! Looks like you had a fab time xx

    ReplyDelete
  15. Aaaw look at little Bodhi!
    Best part of this Christmas was watching Muppets Christmas Carol with my mam and Brother and not being in work. I told my mum not to get me anything this year because we are renovating our house. I don't see why she should work hard to buy me things when we don't have plaster on some walls and our house isn't furninshed yet. House renovation and a place to call home is much more important to me x

    ReplyDelete
  16. Rosie I know exactly what you mean about all the present stuff. This year above every other I have felt that I am simply buying people "stuff" and filling their house with "stuff" and there wasnt really "stuff" that I wanted. Weirdly not many people I spent Christmas with felt the same, but for me it really is about making mulled cider, playing games and heart felt presents. We are blatently sisters far removed! Glad you had a nice time. I hope you enjoyed your Christmas number 2 with Tom. Lucky girl having more time off work! I went back to work yesterday and never realised quite how difficult it would be! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  17. our christmas dinner looks amazing! Glad you had a good time x

    ReplyDelete
  18. I feel a bit funny about doing "haul" posts as well, does anybody even care about what you bought anyway? Unless it's a review and you were looking at buying the product yourself, or something. Thanks for your comment on my blog, I'm going to be creepy as well now and read your old posts! Haha. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Yay you managed to get the hat out of his mouth and on his head! :D Christmas dinner looks amazing - We had ours on Portmeirion too! xx

    ReplyDelete
  20. Happy Happy Christmas Rosie. Looks like it was a good one and Bohdi is just too lovely in his little Santa hat.

    I know what you mean about present-posts. I like to see snap shots, and I did one myself, but I do feel some people (across social media I use) are a bit blasé about the thought as much as the money that goes into the gifts they were given. I know that as much as I was given some wonderfully generous gifts, what makes them so wonderful is the thought in them- things that are going to make my life so much easier or things that someone knew I really wanted but wouldn't have bought myself.

    Hello essay.... Happy New Year to you Rosie, really hope to meet you in 2012.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh what beautiful photos! It's nice to see someone still realizes what Christmas is all about! That dinner looked sooo delicious, and your pup is so adorable! :)

    -j
    TORY BURCH GIVEAWAY

    ReplyDelete
  22. I have mixed feelings for Christmas posts / and Christmas in general (at times) The gifts sometimes bombard the true meaning and leave me feeling a bit selfish. Christmas is for Family and love and feasts! As long as we all remember that, I guess then we can relish in the gifts :)

    Your post was lovely!

    Happy New year


    sending you happy spells

    amyflyingakite.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi!! :)
    I really like your blog, I follow you :D
    ... maybe if you have time, you could visit my blog too, and if you like it, follow me back ;)
    Kisses!
    http://modacapitalblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. You deserve to look amazing this party season so @Sulphurgenic are giving you 15% off everything! http://bit.ly/VfIYIt

    ReplyDelete

Thank you in advance for your lovely comments, they mean the world to me! If you have a question or want to get in touch, tweet me at @rosieoutlook.