All I Wanted for Christmas

Hello! I've so enjoyed reading about and sharing everyone's Christmas celebrations and family traditions on all my favourite blogs.
 We too enjoyed a warm and cosy holiday with plenty of time at home. We had friends over after mass on Christmas Eve, saw both sets of parents on Christmas Day and then had our siblings and families over on Saturday. The kitchen has never been so busy!
Two hams were cooked by Hubs and one magnificent yule log.

Honey and mustard sausages were a hit.
Christmas Day was special with my Mum and Dad joining us for the day.

 Boxing Day was a compulsory PJ day here before we geared ourselves up for more family, feasting and fun time.

A tidy up before the guests arrive... ready for a bit of competitive family fun - you can't beat it.
 We're lucky to have a few more days of holiday left before the New Year. Time to unwind at home, enjoy the lovely pressies we've received, go for a walk or two and make plans for the New Year.
I feel blessed to have had such a lovely family Christmas. All I wanted for Christmas and so much more.
Thank you for all your encouraging comments this week. I hope to post before New Year to welcome in 2014. Until then...
be happy xo


  1. It looks like you had a lovely Christmas. Thank you for the kind comment at my blog and for following. I'm glad to connect with you.

  2. It looks and sounds like a lovely Christmas! Happy New Year Claire x

  3. That looks like a really wonderful Christmas. I never did make my Yule log. Maybe it's not too late...

  4. What a lovely and yummy Christmas. I only succeed once at making a log...

  5. It sounds like you had a wonderful family time, and found some peaceful moments too - just perfect.

  6. Looks like a lovely fun family Christmas ... glad you're having a wonderful time ... Bee xx

  7. Your Christmas sounds wonderful, so peaceful and relaxing. I love your photos, especially the out of focus ones. Wishing you all the best for 2014 Claire. xx


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