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Festive Frolicks in Pics

Happy New Year, one and all! 

I thought I'd update y'all with my what I've been up to and blog some of the pictures I've been snapping since christmas day!

Mine and Alex's prezzies under the tree on christmas morning! We spent christmas as just the two of us, which as lovely :)

Us in our chunky charity shop knits.

Me modelling the adorable cat slippers Alex bought me from Topshop! Trés Charlotte Olympia

 Alex also bought me the epic No7 box set for christmas! I am LOVING it! Other prezzies included some clothes, a diary, renewal of my URL, new PJ's, some great books and christmas money! Not all from Alex, I hasten to add!


My festive feast schedule! 

The feast in action! And my jumper making me look about thrice my original size...

We went to visit some friends and exchange presents. This is what I wore. My hair decided to stand up on end for some reason so I decided to roll with it! 

The amazeballs boots Alex got me from a charity shop for christmas! 

Our evening was spent swigging beer and Amaretto respectively...

... and dancing to Michael Jackson on the Wii game Alex's parents got me for christmas! It is amazing, but I am officially CRAP at dancing... There is video evidence but I don't want to ruin 2012 for you before it's even really started. We also watched a film called Moneyball, which was amazing! 

Then we went to my mum's for a couple of days. Boxing Day afternoon was spent largely in the pub, with me being plied with alcohol by mum's pub pals and getting trollied by about 6pm. We then went home and ended up watching Dirty Dancing, where I proved once more my lack of dancing abilities as I tried to join in, much to the amusement of my mum, sister and boyf! 

My bro playing DJ in the pub... 


What I wore yesterday. Picture taken in the staff room at work! 

Oh mirror-shots, how retro! Shirt - new from Motel Vintage at work, Jacket - H&M, Boots - Topshop, Glasses - Gok Wan for Specsavers. Lanyard - model's own.

New Year's Eve dinner - steak, garlic mushrooms and chippies! We had a nice chilled night, watching Crazy Stupid Love (AMAZING film!), drinking more Amaretto and doing yet more Michael Jacko dancing.. I'm pleased to say I achieved 2 out of a possible 5 stars this time round!

Today's outfit: tee - H&M, skirt and hat - Topshop

Today was spent working in a VERY quiet Topshop, falling asleep when I got home and now watching Harry Potter on telly! 

Right, I think we're officially up to date! 

So, I'm looking forward to getting back to regular posting now my shifts at work have calmed down a bit. I'm looking forward to lots of things in general, actually. Very psyched for 2012! 

Hope you all had an exquisite festive period?! Can't wait to catch up on everyone's blog posts!

xo

59 comments:

  1. Your christmas day sounds lovely! I wish I'd of been organized and wrote an xmas dinner plan we didn't get our tea till half 5 haha. I really like your charity shop boots and the striped motel shirt xx

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  2. Looks like you've had a great festive time! x

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  3. Ah I love a good catch-up post :)
    Sounds like you got some lovely presents - love the boots! - and your feast looks amazing.
    A little bit in love with your shirt too,

    Rosie x

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  4. Brill pictures! Looks like you had a lovely time. I am now wanting some Amaretto! xxx

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  5. You look like you had an amazing few days! I want your slippers! xx

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  6. You look super cute! Glad you had such a lovely holiday, and have a wonderful new year!

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  7. Looks like you've had a lovely week. Your dinner list is so cute but Christmas dinner is a big deal I don't think I could handle the pressure haha. Love your skirt in the last photo! x

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  8. Cute Christmassy photos! I'm liking the sound of Christmas for 2! xx
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  9. It looks like you've had a lovely time :). Happy new year! X

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  10. I love your pictures, especially how organised you were in writing a list for your Christmas feast. Happy New Year!

    Charlotte xo

    what-charlotte-did.blogspot.com

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  11. Those slippers are darling! My Mom bought me some cat slippers as well but they're not as cute.

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  12. I couldn't help but start laughing at the 'serve that shiz' at the end of your Christmas dinner list! Love your skirt in the outfit you wore today - I've seen it a couple of times in Topshop before, but I've never bought it myself :) xx

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  13. I ate my entire weight in food during these festivities, it was NOM ^^
    Really love the cat slippers, so so so cute!
    X

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  14. I don't think I've ever seen anything as organised and cute as your Christmas dinner list! I hope that was the best meal you've ever eaten, Gem ;) And that striped Motel shirt is bloody perfect! Happy New Year lovely, hope I get to see you again at some point this year for Fash Week lolz! (:

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  15. I love your dinner list - lists rule the world!!

    Happy 2012 and belated merry Christmas!

    life/style/flash.

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  16. looks like you had a lovely time :) i'm having a hard time falling into a regular blogging pattern. especially over the festive period but hopefully i can figure something out soon. happy new year! :D

    www.lifeasadaydreamer.blogspot.com

    -Emily.

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  17. Love the chunky knits. Your Christmas day sounds so sweet :)
    Xxx

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  18. I love this whole post but, um, your staffroom is amazing?! Is that what all Topshop staffrooms look like?! Hahahahha.

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  19. Awwww so cute and festive, the slippers are adorable!

    xoxo

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  20. Heh, your NYE's sounds similar to mine and the mister's, except we had lamb steaks and played bowling on the Kinect :) x

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  21. I loved this post! it looks like you had the coziest Christmas ever! Happy New Year lovely xxx

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  22. I love the slippers! You two look so cute! Glad you had a great time I'm sure your dancing is excellent.x

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  23. You got some great presents! Those slippers, No7 gift set! Sounds like you has an awesome holiday. Also, I used to work retail and I know that feeling of relief after the holidays were done. So YAY for you!

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  24. aaah Mozza, good jukebox choice x

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  25. Looks like a lovely Christmas, and I love that stripe shirt on you!

    Penny x

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  26. Oooh your Christmas looked lovely! And I made exactly the same kind of list for my feast, except it was on the back of a packet! Happy New Year :) xx

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  27. Love this festive little catch up!
    Sounds a lovely Christmas, and good work on the food schedule.
    That striped shirt you are wearing to work is amazing.
    xx

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  28. Your Chritsmas looked super cute! loving those boots, i always find the best of shoes in charity shops, and Harry Potter ftw! x

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  29. Aw looks like you had a wonderful Christmas :) Those topshop slippers are so cute, I have the little booties to your left but they're so worn out now I should really get some new slippers!

    Happy new year :) xx

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  30. looks like you had a lovely time! your dinner to-do list is really cute, pigs in blankies hehe :) love that stripey motel shirt btw. happy new year gem! xx

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  31. your christmas looked amazing, so cosy and cute! xoxo

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  32. I loved reading this post, the slight humour in your writing is great ahaha. Looks like you had a lovely festive period, the boots you wore on christmas day are SO nice, amazing from a charity shop? Wow!

    Happy new year! x

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  33. Your kitty slippers are so cute! Speaking of kitties, did Roxy receive any pressies?

    The staff room at your place of work looks amazing, far better than the one at my former employer ever did.

    Happy New Year to you and yours, Gem! Big hugs! xoxoxo

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  34. Happy New Year, sounds like you've had a lovely festive season! Your Christmas dinner looks amazing, I said I couldn't eat another roast dinner for at least another 3 months but looking at that list has made me want to turn the oven on and make yet another one haha!

    Gillian x
    elevatormusik.blogspot.com

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  35. WOOOOOOOOAH your staff room is massive! Mine is a tiny room with a wonky desk and two chairs. Yours looks all cosy and big and arrhghhh. Jealous!

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  36. Looks like you had an amazing Christmas Gemma, loving all your outfits too :) Happy NEW Year to you xxx

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  37. Love all of your outfits - you look beautiful in all of them! Glad you had a lovely Christmas, I have to say, your Christmas outfit is definitely my favourite!

    Pip x

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  38. I love all of these photos. You look so pretty! I also have those slippers :)
    Have a great 2012.
    Jaz xo

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  39. Sounds and looks like a fab day! happy new year xx

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  40. Happy New Year. Looks like a lovely Christmas, your lunch looks epic.

    Aren't the cat slippers just amazing? TG bought me a pair in Green, which I hadn't even known existed!

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  41. I love those slippers! Happy new year Gem x

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  42. Epic post! Lolled around the floor at the jumper 'thrice the size' comment - bahaha! Sounds like you've had a fab festive riot! x

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  43. Looks like you had a lovely christmas, I've been wanting those mouse slippers for ages! x

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  44. Cute slippers. My boyfriend bought me some similar ones for Christmas, mine have got pandas on. I haven't had them off since :) x

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  45. I got exactly the same no7 girft set off my parents havent tried the weird face masky stuff but i cant wait:)

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  46. Happy NYE Gem. Looks like you had a great time! :) xx

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  47. Aww Gem, your Christmas looked so lovely :) your house looks really snuggly as well. I hope Roxy had an amaze time too.
    Also- Canters Topshop staff room is so much nicer (and cleaner!) than Leeds! Well Jel lol!
    much loves xxxxx

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  48. Looks like a lovely Christmas :)
    I love the Christmas dinner list... I've not made one on my own yet and I dread the day I have that cooking stress plus a family to look after...nah best leave it to Mum and Dad for now ;) Also loving the slippers! Too cute :) Happy new year!


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  49. How swank is your staff room? Back when I worked somewhere with a staff room it was a manky table and plastic chairs in a bit of corridor with a smelly washing machine in!
    Anyway, happy new year. Your festive season looks like fun, this post made me giggle quite a lot.

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  50. Such an adorable post and some truly brill outfits...love your new boots and the red stripy shirt. You two look so sweet in your matching Christmas jumpers. Very impressed at the organisation and success of your Christmas dinner!

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  51. Omg your staff room is amazing, leather couches and flat screens? It's nicer than my living room! Looks like you had a lovely christmas xx

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  52. I love that Motel Shirt, looks like you had a lovely christmas and your dinner looked amazing!

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  53. Loving this bumper post, Gem! All your festive outfits are beaut. Also LOLing at 'pigs in blankies' on your list! Heh heh.

    Sounds like you had a great Christmas and New Year. I really want to do a 'just the two of us' thing next year... flying around everywhere on Christmas Day is just too stressful! x

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  54. Love your charity shop jumpers, looks great. Also red and white stripy shirt looks amazing.
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  55. Love the vintage motel shirt.. Your whole outfit looks great. Glad you had a great Christmas !!

    Helen

    www.pierrelecat.blogspot.com

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  56. Looks like such a snuggly Xmas, and quiet too which I bet was sooo enjoyable! You two look so happy and your new little house is adorbs :)
    Love xo http://tobeapoetblog.blogspot.com/

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  57. Looks like you had great fun during the holidays and I really enjoyed the photos. Great presents and great outfits.
    Happy 2012 :)

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  58. I loved this post, Gem! How cute are you two in your cozy Christmas jumpers? And all these outfits are awesome but I particularly like the one with the red stripey shirt!

    Glad to hear that we will be seeing more posts from you, too :)

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