Christmas day was a lot better then I had thought, it was very different from previous years, a lot simpler but it was nice. We didn't go over the top this year and there were new traditions tried. We usually have table presents between courses at dinner, this year to make it a little different we had a stocking each and we then had to buy a present to go in each persons stocking, it worked really well and will be doing this in future years to come.
I got some great presents this year.
A gorgeous Cath Kidston bag and peg bag from my Mum & Dad
Lovely Clinique toiletries and bag from my Nan
I squealed when i opened this (sad I know) also from my Mum & Dad
This amazing Ted Baker bag from Rebecca my brother's girlfriend
I just love these plates from my Mum & Dad and can't wait to use them next Christmas.
I got lots of other lovely gifts too and feel that I did really well this year. After dinner I drove round to a friends to meet James and from there we went back to his to open more presents. Those of you who saw my post yesterday will know that James proposed. I was so shocked, and wasn't expecting it at all. It was a great end to a lovely day.
And what a better way to start of a new year :D
I hope it is a great 2012 for everyone. 2011 was a bit rubbish if I'm honest so 2012 is going to be a better year. I'm engaged and have a new job just round the corner from home, yay. I'm due to be starting at the end of January and cannot wait. Bring it on 2012 I'm ready for ya.
Happy New Year
Love Gem x x x x x