Since December 1st came stumbling into our
organised everyday lives, Christmas has been on the brain. Especially for someone with children. As a first time mum and lover of Christmas I want to make sure this Christmas is extra special. That means watching Christmas films everyday because no one can judge you…it’s December after all, making super cute homemade decorations and making sure I blog about Christmas as much as possible because let’s face it before we know it we will be digging into Easter eggs.
So after seeing Jodie’s blog over at Budget Beauty and Babies take part in a Christmas Tag I figured why not join in. So Christmas tree lights switched on? Check. Funky Christmas songs on in the background? Double check. Emergency glass of wine in hand? Check check. Okay, let’s do this!
What is your favourite Christmas movie?
It’s got to The Grinch. You can’t beat it. It’s such a funny film, full of jokes and laugh out loud moments. I think Jim Carrey plays it so amazingly. I could watch that film all day, and the Grinch as a baby is just simply adorable.
Do you open your Christmas presents in the morning or afternoon?
I always wake up early on Christmas morning. Even living alone and being an adult, knowing what your gifts are, I get that exciting feeling. There is something magical about Christmas morning, so it’s definitely present time. I don’t think I could wait until the afternoon, I’m so impatient.
Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
I enjoy every Christmas. Well every Christmas since being with my boyfriend (together for 7 years). I had a tough childhood so he definitely put the Christmas spirit in me. I love the build up. Going to the Christmas markets, the busy Christmas shop, wrapping presents with Michael Bublè playing. Last year I received a gorgeous Pandora princess ring that was sold out everywhere, and I was super poorly at the end of my pregnancy so Christmas was a rough day spent in bed – this gesture of gift really made me have a happy last Christmas just the two of us and gave me such a special memory.
What is your favourite favourite festive food?
Im a lover of cheese so I love having a cheese plate when watching films. I also get these gorgeous Belgium pancakes with chocolate sauce at the Christmas markets every year. I’m not a sweet tooth person normally but these just have Christmas written all over them for me!
What was your favourite Christmas gift?
I couldn’t possibly choose. Everyone is always so kind and thoughtful. I do love thoughtful presents though. My boyfriend always gets me a very special, meaningful piece of jewellery that ends up becoming my favourite ‘I cannot take this off it means too much kind’ of thing. I’m excited to receive my first Christmas present from my daughter this year.
What is your favourite Christmas scent?
I love the smell when you get the decorations out. All musty and dusty. Just makes me feel like it’s fresh start time. You can beat the smell of Christmas dinner either. Yum.
Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
A few drinks with the family, then new cosy pjs on and watching the Polar Express in bed. This is a tradition I have always had with my boyfriend and this year we get to share it with our little girl.
What tops your tree?
A homemade Angel I made with my little girl. It’s full of glitter and shiny things.
What’s the best part of Christmas for you?
I love being with the people who mean something to you. Being sat down on the sofa, surrounded by love and laughter sipping on some nice champagne, it makes you think how lucky you are to have such a happy life. The best part of this year is definitely it being my daughters first Christmas.
What are you looking forward to most this Christmas?
Wrapping my daughters gifts, watching her experience her first Christmas and making the best first memories for my little family I possibly can. And having Michael Bublè Christmas songs on repeat.
Now that’s made me even more excited for Christmas.
What are you looking forward too at Christmas time?