Thursday 8 January 2015

What I got for Christmas

I realise that lots of people are divided about these sorts of posts, but I really enjoy reading them and find they provide me with gift ideas for friends and family for the year ahead. So I hope my post does the same for you and that despite reading lots of these sorts of posts / watching similar vlogs, that you still find this one semi interesting! I was - and still am - incredibly grateful to all my friends and family for their thoughtful gifts. Each year I am always moved by how well people know me and their generosity. Here's a little sneak peak of what I received for Christmas this year...

Polaroid accessories for my SLR - really looking forward to playing around with these!
Multi wick candle - love the townhouse design, it's the ultimate statement candle
Silicon tea cup cake moulds - tea cups AND baking.... my sister knows me well!
H&M and Zara vouchers - Vouchers are always wonderful. 'Nuff said.
Yankee Candles - Such generously sized jars, these will keep me going! Thanks Alison :)
CK One Shower Gel - if you haven't smelt CK One, you really should. It's unisex and I've loved it for years!
2015 diary - "Good things with happen" - Very apt as I'm hoping 2015 will be a special one for me...
Silicon macaron mould - will help me achieve the perfect macarons. So they no longer resemble this
Vogue and Harper's Bazaar - magazines like these are always a treat as I can't afford to buy them regularly!
Lee Evans DVD - I went to see this show in 2014 so it'll bring back good memories of a good night!
Robin Williams' films - I am still really sad that he's gone :'( These films are classics and I can't wait to re-watch them
Endless Love DVD - because Gabriella Wilde is my girl crush
Cherry eau de toilette - the perfect size for carrying around in my bag every day. Bravo again Alison!

Creative writing book - I'm really into writing and write a lot, so this book was a lovely surprise!
Macaron books and toileteries - clearly everyone knows how much I like macarons!

Cecelia Ahern book - this was a surprise gift, but I've read her books before and really enjoy them
Little French Kitchen - Love Rachel Khoo. Loved Little Paris Kitchen. Loved her show. Say no more
Cabana cook book - one my favourite places to eat, so looking forward to re-creating the recipes!

Portable DVD player - Perhaps quite boring to some of you, but I was really excited about this particular gift! I acquired two new laptops in this year (one work, one personal) - neither of which have disc drives. Although easily amused with Netflix and Amazon Prime, there are some evenings where I just want to watch a damn DVD. And now I can.

The more eagle-eyed of you may have noticed that I still have a Christmassy throw on my bed. I'm still hanging onto it, because if I take it off then it means that Christmas is officially over... and taking down the tree was hard enough *sob* This particular throw is so soft and cosy at night that it may have to stay a little longer until I can find a new - non festive - replacement! If you know of any nice ones, let me know in the comments below!

What did you receive over the festive period? I'd love to know!


  1. I love reading posts like these, I don't think they're braggy at all! You got some fab things and I think giving magazines is a fab idea, especially if they're expensive and limited edition...they're the kind of ones you keep forever x

    Josie’s Journal

  2. Love posts like this! But that's because I'm nosey ;) I especially like the add on for your SLR. JEL!

    don't think posts like this are bragging though, at the end of the day, it's your blog and you can post what you like!


    1. Those are my sentiments exactly! :) I like reading other peoples' posts and watching similar vlogs so thought why not?! Thanks for stopping by x


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