Saturday, 28 December 2013

Christmas Snapshots

It's been such a warm and cosy Christmas here this year and I've loved every minute. Lots of family time, laughing and relaxing together.
Our boys have had some lovely gifts, plenty of books, a proper football, dinosaur games and an industrial amount of chocolate. I've been spoilt rotten too, Woody surprised me with tickets to see a favourite band at the end of January and I can't wait for that.
On Boxing Day morning we managed to pop out for our stroll along the canal and river bank while Grandma kept an eye on the Lego building marathons at home. It's becoming a little tradition of ours now to get a breath of fresh air and talk over the best bits of Christmas day with just the water and the birds for company.
But as ever these two pictures probably sum up the best bits. Meeting the big man himself and then gathering together to share and be merry. If you've been celebrating too I hope its been all you hoped for and that the love and warmth carries you through the year ahead. Xxx.

16 comments:

Sue said...

I love your advent calendar, is it a Jane Ray? And twinkly photos, awesome.

Curlew Country said...

Thanks Sue, not sure on the advent calendar will have to check that out. And picasa seems to automatically do the twinkly business! Either that or it's magic!
All the best for the New Year x

Lyn said...

A lovely round-up of your Christmas. It all looked very cosy.
xx

Lee Ann said...

Looks like a very merry Christmas x

CJ said...

Beautiful photos, so glad you had such a good Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog and love your pictures! Lovely, cozy living. You have a new reader.

Anonymous said...

I love it that Grandpa wore a bow tie for Chirstmas dinner! I also think your knitted holly is super - will be trying that next year!

Curlew Country said...

Thank you! It's a tradition for Dad to wear his bow tie. He worked in a foundry before retiring and always wore a tie underneath his overalls. Bit if a stickler like that. I always say it isn't Christmas unless Dad is wearing his bow tie! Thanks for your lovely comment x

Country Rabbit said...

sooooo lovely steph, such a happy christmas that last pic ;0)x

lilac and old roses said...

How lovely, aww! And the bow tie is just the best! Best wishes for 2014, love Jane x

PinkCatJo said...

What a lovely cosy Christmas! Your home looked beautiful.
Can I ask where the Advent Calendar came from? It's gorgeous!
Wishes for the best of everything in 2014! x

Jo said...

Beautiful photos, as always. Looks like a wonderful Christmas - I hope 2014 is just as happy for you and your family.
Jo x

anne bebbington said...

I smiled at your phrase 'industrial quantities of chocolate' - lovely photos - happy new year to you all in the glorious Staffordshire Moorlands

sweetpea family said...

Family Christmas celebrations are always the best - love your photos. Wishing you a happy 2014 x

Sopa Azul said...

Hi Steph, new follower here! I found your blog and very glad I did! Lovely home. Hugs from Spain. :)

Heather L. said...

Enjoyed all your lovely Christmas photos!!!! The pipe cleaner tree is too cute too!!!