As usual festivities were a plenty, therefore picture taking was not, the two seem to be inversely proportional.
The Champagne was from Aldi and according to the Which? guide is less acidic than Moet and Bollinger. I downed nearly two bottles over the course of the evening and suffer from epic hang-overs, and yet the next day I was good to go with present unwrapping at 8am with no headache at all.
All of the (gown-up) guests had stuck to the dress-code of 'dress up for Christmas'. Sequins were aplenty and elegant and mainly in black which always looks expensive.
One of my friends wore a beautiful crystal necklace from Anthropologie which I loved, it looked something like this...
Christmas day is a haze of wrapping paper, booze and mountains of food. I wore skinny white jeans, Rene Caovilla beaded heels and a beaded Carolina Herrera tunic, all the better for tucking in to seconds, thirds and the obligatory chocolate eating and films after Her Majesty's address.
The last few days have been more of the same, but we have transposed ourselves to the cottage where the green ribbons that I used for present giving have been re-cycled as decoration. My theme was 'natural' and ribbons (mainly as this is what I found in the garage)....
I hope that everyone reading this is enjoying the festive season, and it's not over yet, we can legitimately feel Christmas-y until 6th January this year!