On Christmas Eve, we went to the Jeweller's to pick up my ring which I had broken at my Company Christmas Party. I'd been without it for 2 weeks and was missing it! But it looks wonderful now and is hopefully a bit stronger! Then we went to visit Ceri's Parents - came home and I started work on the Gingerbread Village from John Lewis.
In the evening, we cycled over to the local pub for drinks with some of Ceri's friends and to watch a band - the weather was awful so we were tucked up in bed by 10.30 waiting for Santa to come!
After presents, we had showered and had a lovely Christmas Morning Breakfast - with some lovely Bucks Fizz! Whilst watching Episode 11 of American Horror Story - which has been amazing! Ceri had a fry up whilst I had my traditional Cinnamon Pancakes <3 Then we made our way over to Ceri's Parents house for the day to begin.
Ceri's Mum made us a beautiful Cross Stitch pattern for our new house, I'm planning on hanging it by our front door with other prints & paintings I have that are a "home sweet home" theme, I absolutely adore it.
Ceri's dad got a Shake Weight, which is as bad in real life as it looks on the youtube videos...
For a first Christmas away from my own family and our traditions, it was a lovely day and Ceri's family were very welcoming,
The rest of the day was spent watching television and eating food. My family run pubs so Christmas Day, for us, has always been about work but because I don't work in the pub industry - I spend most of Christmas Day on my own waiting for the pub to close - so yesterday was the first time I've been surrounded by people all day and had a "traditional" Christmas Day - and it was lovely! I had such a nice day, it was relaxing and I was so stuffed!
Ceri got me lovely presents, including this wonderful Harry Potter Horcrux Bracelet
Ceri's family & grandmothers were very generous and I was flabberghasted with all that I received - I think I got their presents quite right!
Today, Ceri and I are doing some online shopping for the new house - tomorrow we're moving house and on Wednesday we're on our way down to my parents for a Burke Christmas!