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“The love of a family is the greatest gift.”

Firstly, it’s not only Christmas Day but also my wonderful Dad’s Birthday – so a huge Happy Birthday to him! Christmas day was beautiful, crisp, cold with a little bit of sunshine and the hint of snow perhaps tomorrow although we don’t quite believe that! The presents…well, where do I start? They were incredible. Huge amounts of genorosity all around with some amazing gifts – too many to start naming them all but I’m sure many will feature in future blog entries! Family time is so precious, and I loved every second (apart from the times when my back was hurting so much I couldn’t concentrate!) Falling down the stairs before Christmas is -not- the done thing. The food, the decorations, the company, the time…everything was spot on and just reminded me how much I love life and how lucky I am. Now we can all relax, chillout and enjoy each other’s company and the new bits and pieces we’ve been given… of which there are many!2 3 5 6 11 17 30


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“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”
― Roy L. Smith

It seemed fitting that I should save the decorations and the general Christmas spirit in the house until today. I’ve given teasing sort of insights into the decor this Christmas in the background of many of my still life shots lately, but I haven’t actually taken the shots that I’ve been itching to take since they went up.


It’s Christmas Day – so here they are! We have Christmas decorations in every room, whether it’s subtle or quite a big statement. I love everything we put up at Christmas, it’s traditional, cosy and festive.


We also have a real tree, which spikes me when I try and check what my presents might be! But yes, I love the smell of Christmas Trees even though they make me sneeze, this one this year has dropped a lot of branches and needles already. I don’t think it’ll last much longer!



The fireplace is a huge focal point of the sitting room. The stockings hang there, the swag of lights sit nicely above the fireplace and the reindeer on the top are candle holders that glow perfectly in the evenings – it’s fantastic.




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