Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Santa was very good to me this year...

I had some really great stuff from Santa (Mam) this year and a super surprise gift which I didn't think I would be getting was my new hp laptop which means I can blog at home and not just on my breaks in work. I have been without a computer for about a year which is more difficult than you might think, especially because now you have to deal with everything online from banking to shopping. It has a built in microphone and camera too so maybe I could do a video post one day?
I'm on blogger :)

I had lots of the usual things like pj's and perfume but these are my two favourite things I had for Christmas-

My brother got me these green candlesticks which I love and they remind me of Return to Oz. I really love coloured glass so this was a great present.

I also had this Cath Kidston cake stand from my Mam, I didn't have any cupcakes so I put all the chocolates on it. I have cups and bowls to match this stand and it will be great for a tea party.
Sookie had lots of nice presents too and she's totally destroyed them all now.

I was in charge of the table decorations and dessert this year. I decided to go for a purple theme so it matched the decor and Christmas tree decorations in our kitchen/diner and it didn't have the wow factor I hoped for but I think it turned out ok.
I made Eton Mess, not very festive but I'm lazy and it was easy to make.
Did anyone do any cooking or baking? Christmas is a great time to kick back and enjoy your Mums cooking rather then doing your own don't you think?

I found some great stuff in the sales today and I will show you what I got tomorrow. I'm tired from all the bargain hunting now so I'm sat on the sofa with my duvet watching E.T
 xx


Gemma
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17 comments:

  1. Wow what fab gifts! I didn't get chance to do any baking :(

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  2. What a good haul! I love the Cath Kidston cake stand, but the laptop is pretty neat too. )

    I got some great stuff in the Zara sale today, but Topshop was rubbish! I already bought a coat from Topshop in their online sale on Christmas Eve, so they didn't do too badly, but still. I'd have liked to have bought some stuff in store today. I love going home hands hurting from the weight of all of the my bargains!

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  3. Ahh, you got a laptop! :) You better do some videos :P

    I don't really celebrate Xmas but me and my sisters did a good roast with all the trimmings and watched lots of telly. Can you believe they didn't the snowman this year!? :( x

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  4. My mam is good at getting presents :) The Topshop in Cwmbran is rubbish but I rarely go in there any more, I find myself disliking the place after working there. Accessorize is where I got the best things, I bought four purses today, I wont need to buy a purse for years!

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  5. @DesignerSpray- The Snowman was on Channel 4! you missed it :(
    I think everyone should have a roast on Christmas day, my friend who lives in NZ had a bbq, total madness! haha

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  6. Great presents! Your cake stand looks lovely, and I'm jealous of your big sewing machine!

    Rosie x

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  7. Awesome news about the laptop!! Love those candlesticks!

    I would back some drafts up on blogger but i have no time i'm so busy! xx

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  8. thanks for your comment :)

    ahh a laptop! jealous. ofc xmas wouldn't be xmas without ferrero rocher overload!

    Vintage Stop at www.vickileestyle.blogspot.com

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  9. merry chirstmas!:) thank you for your comment on my blog im now following you doll:) your blog is adorable, and i love all the vintage events you write about or recommend xx

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  10. @vickileestyle- No probs, I know I don't think I can even look at another piece of chocolate until easter!

    @Belle- Thanks :) I'm looking out for some new events right now, so many were cancelled because of the snow.

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  11. New laptop, lucky you! Does your mom want to adopt me? Mine is almost dead lol. Happy new year hun. xo

    www.pearlslaceandruffles.com

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  12. that great you got a laptop.. I want a macbook:(

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  13. bloody love that CK cake stand.

    Helen, X
    http;//areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  14. Those candlesticks are gorgeous! How great is your brother with gifting you those?

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  15. He's a pretty cool little brother, knows what I like :)

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