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Christmas 2014

Hello and a big fat Happy New Year to you all!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. I’m back blogging today and kicking off 2015 with a chatty lifestyle post about what life looked like in the Desperate Blogwife household over the festive period.

I worked right up until Christmas Eve this year, which was a first for me (Christmas Eve was always a bonus day off in my old job) but it was ok because we enjoyed an office buffet of cheese and crackers, snuck out for a cheeky Christmas beverage at lunch and left the office early in the afternoon , so not too shabby.

On Christmas Eve, Mr Blogwife and I went to a Christmas Jumper and cheese tasting party at our friends’ house (you’ll notice cheese featuring rather a lot in my Christmas activities, nom nom!). We drunk mulled cider, swapped secret Santa prezzies and played a Jedward quiz (the less said about that, the better….its a long story). Don’t even get me started on the array of cheese presented before us…..17 varieties! Being the cheese connoisseur that I am (ahem) I actually won the cheese taste test – it was a proud moment.

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On the big day itself, we kicked off proceedings by opening our stockings together (with a little furry chap watching and waiting to swipe any discarded wrapping paper…). Afterwards we hosted a Bucks Fizz brunch for my in laws, during which we devoured pain au chocolat and brioche a plenty. At lunchtime we packed up the car and headed over to my parents’ house for the rest of the day. Mum and Dad cooked up an absolute feast for my family and I – there were fourteen of us in total, plus two excitable woofers!

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Boxing Day was spent cosying up on the sofa with the fire burning, candles lit, chocolate galore and Christmas films on the box – pure bliss!

I was lucky enough to be off work between Christmas and New year which meant I had a really nice long break. I spent the majority of the holidays much like Boxing Day – curled up on the sofa having cuddles with Buddy, gorging myself on all the cheese and watching films – it was so lovely to completely relax and recharge. I did manage to fit in a bit of sales shopping as well – I didn’t want to miss out on any bargains.

I did squeeze in some crafting over the holidays. I made a Christmas wreath for our front door, I made Christmas cards using an embossing technique, baked festive shortbread biscuits and gingerbread cupcakes. I also got my sewing kit out and made some name bunting for my two friends’s babies as part of their Christmas presents.

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All in all Christmas 2014 was a thoroughly relaxed affair for me, and I really really enjoyed having such a laid back Christmas.

Claire x

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