So another year has spun around and it’s Christmas time again. This morning I headed into the city centre. Traffic was light so I was all parked up just before eight o’clock and I started the day ensconced in a cosy café (Hatch & Sons), breakfasting on a scrumptious date scone and coffee.
I was on a mission to buy a present for the most important person in my life. Who? Me, of course! No, I am not a narcissist, it’s just the way things are. And, yes, I will be wrapping it up! Self gifting is the best as you always get exactly what you want. Early morning on Christmas Eve is an excellent time to shop: many stores open early, the city doesn’t get busy until after ten, and best of all merchandise is reduced as most sales now effectively begin before the traditional post-Christmas off.
I bought a two-tone (grey and olive-green) cashmere jumper by Lucy Nagle. I’ve been eyeing it for some time so I was pretty pleased that there was still one left in my size. So pleased that I ended up buying myself two other presents. One was a lipstick, which is a buy that is beyond bonkers as I rarely wear lipstick plus I already have lots of lipsticks in many differing shades. The other was Guardian Weekend’s beauty columnist Sali Hughes’s book ‘Pretty Honest’ billed as: ‘the straight-taking beauty companion’.
I was back home before noon to start on the remaining few things I need to do before the ‘big day’. Christmas divides the masses, people either love or loathe it. I don’t loathe it but still and all it’s not my favourite time of year but that’s not going to prevent me enjoying tomorrow. Wherever you are, if you celebrate it, I wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas and if you don’t I wish you a Happy Holiday.
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30 responses to “Christmas Eve”
So many of us have a love/hate relationship with the Christmas Holiday, I love it in theory but LOATHE the stress that can come with such an important holiday. I do love your sweater, and you are so right, gifting oneself is the best you get exactly what you want. Merry Merry!!
Thank you, I have worn the sweater once already, it’s cosy and casual and I love it. Christmas can be a stressful time for all sorts of reasons plus there is an unspoken expectation that the day will be perfect. 😉
I love the idea of buying yourself a present, and all by yourself too (my favourite way to shop) .. it makes me think that i should do something like that too, though I did by myself a new cow the other day.. does that count? c
My favourite way to shop too! I think a cow very much counts. I wish you a happy and healthy 2015. *waving* from Ireland. 😉
oops.. have a merry christmas day! c
How wonderful to get your shopping done early and without the crowds! I always get myself a little Christmas gift too 🙂 I hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas B!
Thanks Heather my Christmas was relaxing and enjoyable and I hope your’s was too. I wish you a happy and healthy 2015 – may it be a good one for you and Matt. 😉
I always buy myself a gift from our puppy, lol, something I know I want.. the rest is a bonus;) Wishing you and yours a lovely day!! xx
Thank you Barbara and I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and many good wishes for 2015. xx 😉
I enjoyed your blog throughout the year, I hope you have a lovely Christmas and a happy New Year
Thank you so much and a very Happy New Year to you. 😉
I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas!
Thanks Meg my Christmas was good and I hope your’s was too. 😉
B., I love that sweater! The green is so special and the contrast with the grey is super! Very well done!
Merry Christmas, my dear friend!
Thank you so much Francesca. I am sending you all many good wishes for 2015. I hope it’s healthy, happy and enjoyable. 😉 B xxx 😉
Merry Christmas to you B, I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Merry Christmas, dear B: hope you had a nice day and a pleasant celebration.
Be well! 🙂
Thank you kindly Stefano. I had a good Christmas and I hope you had a happy family day. Every good wish for 2015. B. 😉
I love reading Just Add Attitude! It’s always a pleasure 🙂 I was looking at that lead photo and hoping against hope that those shelves were yours, but I knew they weren’t. Nice company to eat a date scone with though 🙂 It’s here and gone for another year and I’m contemplating the washing, etc. A little idle time first, and then maybe a walk later. My very best wishes for 2015 and feel free to be a bauble on my tree any time 🙂
Thank you so much Jo for your kind words. The shelves are mine! It’s actually a book case, it was in storage while I was having the renovations done and as I can’t put my books back into it until it’s screwed to the wall (else it will topple over) I decided to use it as a repository for my Christmas decorations. Post Christmas I am going to have to buy a drill and learn how to use it! My very best wishes to you too for 2015. B 😉
Oh, that’s lovely! I kind of hoped it was in your home. 🙂
I hope you had a lovely Christmas Day and the New Year is happy and healthy.
Many thanks Debra and a happy New Year to you. 😉
Dear B, I hope you had a lovely Christmas time. Wishing you all the best in 2015, and here’s to many more blog chats 🙂
We had a lovely Christmas dinner for 6 friends. That was 2 weeks after we got the flu and truth be told we still have bronchitis but we are looking for war to better health in the New Year. May yours be a prosperous one.
I hope you enjoyed your gifts. 🙂 Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
That’s a gorgeous sweater – quite right too that you should gift it to yourself! Hope you had a good day.
I bought myself a present, too. Just a little one, but it was the first time I ever did that. Perhaps you’ve been rubbing off on me… 🙂
(That’s a smashing sweater!)