Christmas 2015 has been a weird one so far.
Lets start with the good.
I was so excited because it was mine and Tom's first Christmas together in our new flat, so we got to decorate it together. I absolutely adore our Christmas tree, we opted for a tall thin one as we didn't have heaps of spare room in our living room. I chose the theme of the tree which was copper and gold with a classic gold star on the top. It was super affordable but all my friends have commented on how nice it looks. In the future I will definitely want to include more of a mix of baubles rather than them all being the same, but for our first tree I'm so happy!
I also had two Christmas parties this year, one with my work and one with Tom's. They were both so much fun and left me with terrible headaches the day after!! I managed to find a different dress for each party but I stuck with the same makeup, a bronze eye with a Christmassy red lip.
I also got an amazing team lunch at Duck and Waffle. Although I say 'team' lunch, there's only two of us on our team!! The food was absolutely gorgeous, and the view was insane. I definitely got a little nervous in the lift though!
I've managed to come home pretty early this year as I took my nana to see Oliver Twist in the theatre and then work from home for a couple of days. It has been so nice to catch up with all my family and I'm seeing all my home friends on Christmas Eve.
But then, this is where the not so great part starts. If you read my blog regularly then you'll know that my Grandad past away just over 2 months ago. We are a really close family so it has hit us really hard. So as much as it's amazing being with all my family it's also really difficult because there is just a hole that can't be filled. It will be nice to reminisce on Christmas Day but I just have a feeling it could all get quite emotional, which isn't a bad thing, just makes me a little nervous. We just need to take each day as it comes.
I am still excited for Christmas and I have twin brothers who are 12 and I can tell how excited they are so the magic is definitely still alive in our house. I'm going to get myself in the Christmas mood by re-watching some classic Christmas films and eating as much chocolate as I possibly can!
Hope you have an amazing Christmas and New Year