It’s Christmas!

24th December 2012

Happy Christmas Eve to all of you. And a Merry Christmas for tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜€

I can’t help but feel this year has just flown by. It only seems like yesterday that I was celebrating my 18th birthday. Or on a cruise ship sailing around the Mediterranean Sea. Or moving into my flat in Liverpool. Or seeing Madness in concert.

This year has brought a lot of change for me. I remember last Christmas my mum gave me a diary. It was so special to me as it had The Who and The Beatles on the front cover. My mum said that I had to keep it up-to-date in 2012 as it was going to be a big year for me. I managed to keep us with writing it until I started university and I forgot all about it. I suppose it’s a good job I have my blog to look back at and remember the year. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Last night I met up with my friends Becky and Becca to exchange Christmas gifts with a traditional turkey dinner. We decided to open our presents early and I felt very lucky. My friends bought me wonderful gifts. Becky gave me a basket, wrapped up with snowflake cellophane and filled with goodies such as chocolate, drinking chocolate sachets, microwave popcorn and a Starbucks mug. She also got me a bauble for the Christmas tree which has the view of Liverpool on it. It’s so pretty! Becca gave me a cupcake candle (which smells amazing), a cute little hand warmer and a box of chocolate truffles.

Tonight I am going to a Christingle service at church with my mum, my nan and aunty. This will probably be followed by drinks and food at my aunty’s house. I’m spending Christmas day with my family. Everyone is coming over to our house. Tyrone is coming over in the afternoon as well so I can give him his presents. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve been so excited about Christmas; I feel like such a child. I think this year is extra special as it’s the first time I have been living away from home. Coming home for Christmas and spending time with the people I love is really magical. The only problem is that I don’t want it to end and I don’t want to go back.

To end, here are some pictures of the gifts from my friends and our Christmas tree.

The basket of goodies from Becky.

Bauble with Liverpool on it.

Gifts from Becca.

Our Christmas tree.

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  1. Rachel

    It sounds like you are having a great Christmas!! I agree, going home for the holidays is one of the best things about them. I love living away from home and going home after being gone for a while is one of the best feelings. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I hope you are enjoying your Christmas Day today… I totally loved your little tree and that basket from Becky looks so huge!
    I never really managed to maintain a diary properly…
    I hope you have such a lot of fun in the time that you are home that you’ll be really glad that you came home and then you’ll happily go back to the uni with many many memories of your vacation!

  3. Sayli

    Wow! You seem to have enjoyed your Christmas thoroughly. This reminds me of my childhood! We don’t celebrate Christmas but we also exchange gifts and chocolates during Diwali ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your Christmas tree looks so good. And so does your gifts! Umm, I’m so jealous ๐Ÿ˜›

    Btw, I’ve added you as a friend on my website. Hope you’d do the same.

  4. You’re so lucky to still be excited by Christmas, I am not anymore, and it makes me so sad. ๐Ÿ™ I don’t live near family, I do live near my boyfriend, but this year I had to work on Christmas and didn’t finish until 2.30, so I didn’t bother heading into town.

    Your friends are so nice, i don’t really exchange gifts with friends, I often want to, but I can’t afford it. :L This comment is sounding rather negative. haha. POOR ME I am screaming. lol.

    It sounds like you had a great pre-christmas, and I hope Christmas day was great for you ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Cat

    I’m a couple days late, but Merry Christmas! I’m glad you got to spend it with your friends and family ๐Ÿ˜€ You got some great gifts! I really like the cute things you got, like the bauble, cupcake candle, and the hand warmer. I hope you have a happy new year too!

  6. Sasha

    You must be one of the few people hosted on 000webhost whose site works normally; what is your secret? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    I’ve had two site hosted on 000webhost and both were deleted without warning, with the reason I was “violating Terms of Usage”….but I had read their TOS twice and I know for sure I wasn’t violating any rule! X(

  7. Merry belated Christmas! It sounds like you had a wonderful time, and I always hate to see the holiday end. :/ This year has been a pretty big one for me as well, bringing lots of change, but I think it’s been a good year for me.

    I love your friends’ names! Haha, only because my name is Becca and my best friend’s name is Becky. ๐Ÿ˜›