Friday, 19 December 2014

christmas hopes.

devon christmas tree

I always find that at Christmas, I end up thinking about the people I've lost. We lost Grandad a few days before Christmas 11 years ago, and earlier this year Granny followed him. It's going to be really strange not having her around on the big day, but I think it's important to try and have a fun time surrounded by all the lovely people we have left. 

With that in mind, these are the things I'm looking forward to this year..


• celebrating with friends, old and new.
• making the rest of mum's house look festive (we've already done the tree!)
• having some time off work.
• catching the end of the last Totnes Christmas Market.
• exchanging gifts with Doug.
• baking lots of biscuits and other yummy treats. 
• making people feel special.
• seeing my niece and how excited she is on Christmas morning.
• eating all the food
• thinking about new year's resolutions & hopes for 2015. 


What are you looking forward to this Christmas? 


If you or someone you know is struggling with loneliness/grief, read this post I wrote last year, and hold hands. 



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15 comments

  1. What a lovely list! I am looking forward to really relaxing, seeing friends and family and spending our first Christmas in our new flat :)

    Maria xxx

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  2. the tree looks soo nice!! looking forward to christmas!! :) xx

    http://shuwb.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Those are some lovely things to look forward to and you always have the cutest trees!

    Tabby x
    www.ofthesaints.uk

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  4. Such a cute list! And lovely sentiments, I am really looking forward to spending quality time with family.

    Georgina x | miss petite

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  5. christmas is such a special time of year and this is such a lovely lovely list!
    bella x
    http://sincerelyisabella.blogspot.com.au

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  6. Lovely list, and no Christmas is complete without stuffing yourself full!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  7. Lovely list! Christmas is truly such a wonderful time. Your tree is so pretty!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  8. Gorgeous tree! I also bake lots of goodies over Christmas, there is just something so festive about it H xx

    www.hopesgone.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. What a great list, I've recently lost my grandad, a few weeks before christmas! I've found it hard to focus on Christmas but this post has made me remember that there are still things to enjoy :)

    amieylaureenx.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I understand you perfectly. I lost my grandpa earlier this year and it kinda marked my entire year. His birthday was the hardest and he is part of the reason why I didn't go home for the holidays this year. It was a bit of a selfish decision but I am really really new to death.

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  12. great list but also just had to say what a beautiful tree! stumbled across your blog from theteadrinkingenglishrose.com 's blog roll list, and followed straight away. also live in Bristol :)

    http://simplybrunettexo.wordpress.com/

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