Christmas Snapshots

Hey everyone! I hope you had an absolutely amazing Christmas, and that Santa brought you some great presents.

As my final festive themed post, I wanted to share just a few snapshots of my Christmas which was spent at home with my family.

The picture above is the amazing festive garland my Mum put together using some of the extra decorations. You may not be able to tell from the picture, but the wire was made up of Christmas lights that hung all around the kitchen.

My Mum is so creative with this sort of thing, and I always feel that bit more in the holiday spirit when I come home and see her creative flair in action! Once upon a time she was a window dresser, and it’s definitely something she has a great eye for.

Christmas Eve means ‘picky food’ in the Fyson household, so it’s homemade sausage rolls, a boiled ham and a selection of Iceland’s party food.

Christmas morning usually means a lie in for us all now that me and my brother are older and way past the whole crack of dawn wake up call for present unwrapping. I was the first one up this year, and found the two dogs were a bit shivery from the cold – so out came the blankets and the cuddles. 
Domino here looks a little miffed at me for stopping the cuddles, and Zoe is in the background being her usual anti social self! The sad fact is that both of them are getting on a bit now, and the times that I get to see them are precious – so even if they don’t want that cuddle or fuss, they’re going to get it anyway!
Once everyone was up (about 11:30), it was present opening time. I was thoroughly spoilt again this year with some lovely gifts – some of which I’m sure I will be blogging about in the future. I’m also glad my family all seemed happy with what I had got them too.
After all the fun of present opening and watching Elf, it was time to set up the table for our Christmas lunch dinner. You can see Mum’s been at it again adding some sparkle to the dining room which I think looks amazing (and this picture doesn’t really do it justice!). The food was delicious, and I did myself the favour of not eating so much that I felt rubbish, but instead enjoying what I could muster.
You’ve got to love a glass of Bucks Fizz to accompany the meal!
Have you got snapshots of your Christmas? Please do share your links below in the comments so I can have a nose!

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  1. Rachael

    That garland looks and sounds wonderful – I intended to craft a crocheted garland but never got around to finishing it in time! Maybe next year!

  2. Cat Fyson

    It was adorable – most of the decs were animal themed though for some reason! a crocheted garland sounds lovely, I hope you get chance to get it ready for next year x

  3. Cat Fyson

    Aww thanks hun, that's a testament to my Mum's great design skills, as the dining room is actually a bit of a building site behind the decs because it needs a lick of paint after being plastered! It was a great Christmas thank you 🙂 x

  4. Angela

    What a gorgeous garland! Your mum's got a great eye.

    It looks like you had a fantastic Christmas, and I agree that Christmas needs picky food, especially for those days when you can't face another huge meal. A couple of sausage rolls, a wedge of cheese and I'm quite happy 🙂

    Hope you have a lovely New Year xx

  5. Cat Fyson

    Thanks! I'm sure she would appreciate your kind words 🙂 I think I may show her the post to let her know how much you lot seem to like her style!

    I much prefer picky food generally, so love that it's commonplace at Christmas! Although amazingly I went the whole Christmas break without any cheese and biscuits!

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year too 🙂 x

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