30 Dec 2015

December catch up

I'm back! I'm blogging again and feeling very rusty, but thanks for sticking round. This has been a crazy few months, with thesis madness, family time and lots of prep for Christmas but I think I'm starting to see a little break in my week where I can get some blog posts written down!

I thought to kick off, I'd catch you up on my Christmas

I had lots of Christmas meals, as expected. I went out with my doctorate cohort - these are my best girls! We tried to take a selfie but it turns out we aren't able to. Concerning as we qualify in 9 months



We went out for Christmas/Hannah's birthday on Christmas Eve Eve


Hannah (middle blonde) made this amazing Jamie Oliver Jaffa Cake!


I then went to the traditional Secret Santa on Christmas Eve - we've met up outside One Stop at 7 for years but I haven't done it for the last few years. It was great to get involved again!



Christmas day was lovely! It was different this year as my dad isn't well, but was still really great to hang out with my family and get spoilt! We've already agreed to have another Christmas in a few months when he's better!




My brother James has just got his own house and keeps calling mum for recipes so I made him a cook book on Blurb  - it was super easy, I used their software and cook book templates, then got all my family to email me their special recipes. I then cooked as many as I could and photographed them and put it all together. Blurb do the binding and post you a real cook book!


I also knitted him a badger head from the Sincerely Louise faux taxidermy knits book  with a top hat handmade by The Curious Panda


On Boxing Day, Sam and Teddy came home from Dover and we had our Christmas, and inevitably Ted was dressed up!


Overall lovely Christmas break. It's been wonderful to catch up with people, get some DIY and Thesis written and do lots of knitting and snuggling up with tea! 
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