A Christmas Table

I’m guessing like most families, we try and split our time evenly across my family and Tim’s family for Christmas. It’s a logistical juggle that I feel lots of families have over Christmas, but it’s never been a huge stress for us. Christmas Eve has become just as special as Christmas Day so it feels like no one misses out and there is still that level of grandeur put into the meal/setting the table/presents (plus you get to watch the Christmas Carols on Christmas Eve so it’s kind of a big deal anyway).

Am I alone in feeling like Christmas Eve & Boxing Day seem to almost trump Christmas day itself? It just seems so much more enjoyable where there isn’t this huge expectation to have a wonderful day. Kind of how I feel about New Years Eve. When I was younger New Years Eve plans would be overthought for a good few months before the day arrived. I would honestly feel stressed about having the perfect plan for when the clock stuck midnight that I quickly got over the idea altogether and can’t really remember the last time I went out to celebrate NYE. It’s when I type comments like these that I realise just how old I am truely getting. In my mind I think I’m still a 20 year old and then BOOOOMMM… grandma comments come out left right and centre and I realise I’m just one New Years Eve celebration away from being put into a nursing home.

This year we spent Christmas Eve up at Noosa with Tim’s family, and drove back to Brisbane to finish Christmas Day off with my family. These plans were only locked in last week as we weren’t sure where we would be due to some other circumstances, so I cheated slightly and set up a Christmas dinner at my place a week ago just in case. We hardly entertain at home as our living space is so small, but a visit from my mother in law and niece were a good excuse to get festive and put on a small Christmas dinner at home, even if it was a week in advance.

Wherever you find yourself over the festive season, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year (even if you are just staying at home and watching Love Actually for the millionth time, don’t feel like you are missing out. You’re a rockstar, and I like rockstars!). Thank you for sticking around with me throughout this year and supporting this little space. It truly makes me so happy to have met and worked with so many wonderful people through this blog and I can’t wait to continue the adventure into 2017.

 

Merry Christmas ya filthy animals* x

 

 

 

 

 

** I’m hoping you notice the reference to Home Alone, otherwise it sounds a little horrible

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11 Comments

  1. December 28, 2016 / 4:59 am

    Hahahahahhaha I’m 21 and already have those grandma moments so don’t worry about it 😉 also, Noosa is one of my absolute favourite places in the whole world, you lucky girl! Happy holidays xx

    http://www.diaryofanexpatgirl.com

    • December 28, 2016 / 8:15 am

      This makes me feel a whole lot better, that I’m not some outcast who hates NYE 🙂 Noosa is gorgeous, I’m very lucky we can always stay there (and for free!!!!). Hope you have a wonderful Christmas x

  2. December 28, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    It is SO difficult to balance families! I’ll have to do that next year for my next married Christmas and I could use any advice?! Also – a huge yes to a low-key NYE. It’s the best way to ring in the new year! These photos are absolutely gorgeous xx

    http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

    • December 29, 2016 / 8:33 am

      We just make it clear now that each year we swap…. my family has Christmas Day one year, then my husbands has Christmas Day the next… everyone then gets to know which year is theirs so there isn’t any awkward conversations every. single. year!!!!!! Yay for getting married though!!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas x

  3. December 30, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    Oh my your table is stunning! And trust me, I know all about grandma moments… x

    Jessica — NinetyCo

    • January 2, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      Thank you Jessica!!! Hope you out-grandma’d New Years Eve and had a fabulous time xx

      Happy 2017 !

  4. January 2, 2017 / 4:03 am

    I love your table setting! The colors are so beautiful and vibrant! It’s simple yet stunning. Nicely done!

    Natalie
    thecityandsea.com

    • January 2, 2017 / 6:26 pm

      How kind of you Natalie… thank you! Wishing you a wonderful 2017… hope it’s wonderful x

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