- Tuesday, 23 December 2014 -

Things I'm Thankful for this Chirstmas


Hello my lovelies! Since arriving home, the days have flown past in a flurry of hospital visits and last minute mad dashes to the shops. And even though the holidays are sure to be strewn with chaos, a hint of mayhem and probably the odd dollop of stress, I couldn't be happier to be home with my family. With the countdown to Christmas in full swing, right now I should be curled up on the couch cradling a box of Quality Street, binge watching festive films until all I can see when I close my eyes is Macaulay Culkin. However, this year a new experience awaits me as I prepare to head into surgery tomorrow morning, but instead of cowering away, resentful that I may be spending Christmas cooped up in hospital, I wish to embrace this experience, thankful that I'm finally removing a burden from my life that has deprived me of many a thing. And so, along with this new lease of life, I am also thankful for...



That regardless of this being my grandmother's 92nd year, she still maintains such a zeal for life that has her baking Christmas puddings galore.

The droll familiarity of my hometown: whilst desperate to escape it by virtue of university it still possesses a comforting charm about it.

The glorious godsend that is clean sheets and a full fridge. Not to infer that I'm living on the breadline or anything, but there's nothing quite like the luxury of coming home.

My amazing circle of friends, stemming from both blogging and real life - your love and support have gotten me through the good, the bad and the ugly. You've moulded me into a better person and made memories that I'll never forget.

That for the third year in a row I have my two half sisters to share Christmas with. Having a family split is difficult to digest however now my extended family is my extended life.

The fact that my mother feels more like a sister and a best friend than an actual parent. She's my lifeline and one of the most giddy, gentle and inspirational people you'll ever meet.

I'm thankful for the bursts and bouts of kindness we witness during Christmas. I absolutely adore that feeling of pure, unadulterated contentment, where if we could bottle this moment, we would.

The lazy, hazy nights ahead spent with friends, recapping the year and reminiscing of old times, all over some mulled wine and a mountain of biscuits of course.

The exciting prospect of making New Years resolutions. It was on New Years Day this time last year that I tentatively created my Twitter account, hopeful that it would go hand in hand with a blog that would materialise only a few weeks later!

That the dark cloud of depression rarely rears its ugly head. This year has seen my dosage upped and as a result, my mood improved and focus regained. I returned to university a new person with a new prospective and have been excelling ever since (note: must refer to this sentence if ever feeling down in the dumps!)



What're you thankful for this Christmas?


  1. Such a lovely post sweet, it's put a big smile on my face! :) I hope the operation goes well and you have an amazing Christmas with your awesome family!

    Hazel xx

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  2. This post put a wee smile on my face! I'm sorry to hear you're prepping for surgery, I hope it all goes well and you have a speedy recovery. This Christmas I'm feeling particularly thankful for my family, especially after the tragedy in our city centre yesterday. Absolutely heartbreaking :( x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  3. Good luck with your surgery, gorgeous!
    I hope you have the most wonderful christmas, regardless of the hospital, and i hope you get very spoilt :)
    Merry christmas! xx

    Laura | elelibee

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  4. This was such a lovely post. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and a quick recovery from surgery - good luck lovely! x

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  5. This is what Christmas is all about. Thank you x

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  6. Such a great post - with all the tragic events happening recently I've realised life is too short and am determined to make 2015 a successful, happy year! Merry Christmas and I wish you a speedy recovery from surgery :) xx

    Courtney
    courtneydoesbeauty.co.uk

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  7. And this is what Christmas is all about! You put a little smile on my face you cutie!
    I really do hope it all goes as well as possible, and sorry again you have to spend Christmas this way!
    But you're like a little ray of sunshine, staying positive when a lot of us would moan non stop :]

    This Christmas I'm thankful for new opportunities and the first Christmas in a new home ^__^
    Jemma xxx

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