Well, that went better than expected…

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 27 - 2011

Hello!  Are you all NOTD’ed out?  Sorry about that – I was hugely up against it, but in fairness – weren’t those w7 polishes something else?  Anyway, seeing as I was too full of turkey to log on and wish you all a Merry Christmas on the 25th, I’ll give you a little overview of this year’s festivities and wish you a Happy New Year instead!

I don’t think I’ve been satisfied with Christmas since I was about 11 – there’s been a heavy feeling of ‘is this it?’ invading most Christmases (except for the one I got engaged) but 2011 has surely outdone itself. Maybe having a 2 year old makes all the difference. Infact, I know it does. You work so hard to ensure that it’s as down-right magical as possible, that it can’t help but rub off.

From dancing to steelband carols in the middle of Oxford St to visiting Father Christmas in his giant Christmas Tree off Queensway, this last week has been a memorable and festive one.  Leila charmed the pants off a particularly wonderful employee in House of Fraser and toddled out of there with a bag literally crammed with fragrance samples.  A smile so big you never did see, and she still won’t let me dip in to it!

We cream tea’ed at Beas of Bloomsbury, Bagel’ed at Beigel Bake (*cough* more than once), and buffet’ed ’til we needed anti-MSG shots in Chinatown.  I even got my eyebrows threaded in public!  If that can happen, then Father Christmas and a few reindeer is a doddle.

I’m off to Manchester on the 30th for a few nights, don’t laugh – I love the city, it’s where I honeymooned (romantic no?) and if it weren’t for the rain, being a soft Southerner and the fact that Cosmetic Candy lives there, I’d totally move North.

I hope you’ve all had magnificent/awe-inspiring/magical/passable Christmases (delete as appropriate), make the most of the remaining days in 2011, before you know it – we’ll be submerged into the abject misery that is January.


13 Responses to “Well, that went better than expected…”

  1. Shortiee31 says:

    Awwww (my aww IRL was much longer than that!) – The 6th picture of Leila is SUPER cute!!!

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  2. LOVE these photos :) L is far too beautiful for words, i’m glad she had such a magical time! And you look fineeeee!

    (how freaking good is Beas? did you go Holborn or St Pauls? Delish!!)

    thanks for sharing xxxxxxx

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  3. Heidi says:

    What a bloody lovely post! Glad you had a lovely Christmas xx

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  4. Soraya says:

    Yay, my Christmas card got an airing!!

    Our Christmas hasn’t been overly magical but then being stuffed in a hotel will do that to you! Glad you all had fun, hope to see you soon xx

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  5. cinseven13 says:

    I agree, having kids (particularly when they’re young) is what makes the holidays magical. I didn’t even bother celebrating Christmas for years til I had my son. Seeing it through his eyes is very satisfying.

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  6. Grace London says:

    L’s hair has grown so much! She is so beautiful. You are looking quite fine yourself, missus – I like the fringe ;)

    Merry Christmas!

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  7. Jamilla says:

    I love your pics! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Sarah says:

    Looks like absolute Christmas perfection! So glad. Leila is getting cuter by the millisecond.

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  9. Ah, it sounds like you’ve had a wonderful time. You do take the most amazing pictures Charlotte! Thank you for sharing the magic.

    I probably shouldn’t admit this but because I have a disgusting mind for a split second I read ‘shitting’ instead of stuffing at the end of your shopping list. Definitely NOT the same thing at all!!

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  10. redtiger21 says:

    Hee hee I love the concentrated frown on Leila’s face in the last one! Too cute!! It sounds like you had a lovely Crimbo- I agree, it deffo gets maghical all over again when you have kids, although my oldest one is about to stop believing…sob!

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  11. Claudia says:

    Thank you for sharing!!!
    You guys are SO cute!

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  12. Happy to hear that you’ve had a lovely time. You look beautiful on that photo, so does your family! And have fun with Row :D x

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  13. kelly says:

    lovely :)

    I lost the Xmas magic working in Argos, seeing grown women fight over furbies made it seem like a crass time, I only found the magic again now I have a child who adores the festivities!

    Loving the fringe, and you are looking slim!

    I personally don’t find January miserable, I love the possibilities and ‘newness’ of the year, so fresh and exciting!

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