28 December 2014

merry feastmas


It's a little belated but I hope you all had a wonderful holiday period. I ended up heading over to good old Bristol to spend Christmas with pops. If I'm honest, I wasn't really feeling very Christmassy in the lead up [very odd as I usually get super excited] but when the actual day hit it was all sparkle sparkle.

Christmas breakfast consisted of scrambled eggs, Canadian smoked salmon, toast, some good java and a happy glass of bubbles. The theme of course had to be red. 

It was a beautiful sunny day so of course a walk was compulsory. We opted for a little wander up to the Clifton bridge and then around Clifton Village. 

We weren't alone - the sunshine had lured everyone out and it was all very cheery. Lots of smiles, dog walking, football playing… and in pop's case taking a million pictures with his new selfie-stick [apparently the world's favourite purchase this year!].

wearing || dress & shades by +H&M, boots by +River Island, shirt by +Urban Outfitters & pudding hat by +Next 

This resulted in many on-purpose as well as accidental selfies. I also wanted to show you all my full christmas outfit so froze my bum off for a few minutes on the Royal York crescent promenade - luckily it was swimming in the sun's warmth so I didn't suffer too much [anything for a fun snap eh].

After having an ice cream on our walk ["you can do anything you like on Christmas day" according to pops], we decided it was time we retreated back into the warmth of the Christmas cave to make some proper grub. I don't think I'm the greatest cook but I really enjoy it and managed to pull together this mini-beast of a Christmas lunch.

chrismas lunch || roast leg of lamb, roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots, buttery sprouts, mint sauce, bread sauce & cheesy leeks

Of course, the food didn't stop there. The Christmas cave also housed a host of snacks - panettone, fruit, nuts, Christmas cake, mince pies, the whole shebang - which also included [my favourite] the cheese platter and my homemade christmas cookies.

cheeses || goat's cheese, brie, shropshire blue & mature cheddar
christmas cookies || lemon and vanilla biscuits with icing, dried figs, dried apricots & [sliced] jelly babies

Our day also involved lots of [competitive] game playing - we really got into Tri-Ominos and Mahjong this year. Even got a visit from the lovely Nicole and Alastair who were staying nearby. All in all, it was a pretty excellent Christmas chill. Thanks pops!

Hope you guys had a great time with your family and friends too. 


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