Our Christmas 2014

I didn’t use my big camera on Christmas, I just grabbed my little snapper so I could get a few shots. I haven’t even done any bigger ‘haul’ style photos of everything we got because getting everything together feels like a big deal (plus I mostly got money) and Ethan got far too much to photograph – He was very very lucky this year, he got SO many books, he got pyjamas, he got board games, some creative kits and then lots of figures and lego. He got gifts from us (which were almost all massive bargains), from Grandparents and Great Granparents, Aunts and Uncles, Cousins, friends… he’s a very lucky little boy.

Our morning started much later than we expected, with Ethan not waking until after 8! We snuggled in to bed and opened our stockings together before having a breakfast of crumpets in bed – In Ethan’s stocking he got lots of lego, some My Little Pony Figures, some Pokemon and plenty of other little games and bits and bobs. My Mum did Azii a stocking and he, mostly, got chocolate plus some arty bits for his model painting and some socks and essentials. In my stocking I got a lot of chocolate, too, some bargain beauty products, some fluffy socks, some pyjama trousers and a few bits of stationery – My Mum does good stockings!

After the stocking fun we ventured downstairs.

This was Ethan’s mammoth pile of gifts (That sack holds So much it’s like a tardis) and he had more under the tree – These weren’t all from us, haha, plenty from other family and friends too.
Daddy had the rather good idea of giving Ethan his Lego Advent calendar as he knew he’d end up giving it to him anyway – So that added to the lego collection somewhat. 

The Playmobil style pirate ship was a hit, hehe, he loves pirates at the moment. 

His Power Rangers Megazord from Nanny Corinne was a big surprise and put a massive smile on his face. 
He got Minecraft figures from Chris, he does love Minecraft. 

There was a Lot of Power Ranger related items, haha, he got Power rangers things from so many people. Note the token Dalek and Minecraft figure in there, too, haha. 

Lego overdose! As well as the calendar and a couple of smaller sets he had some amazing little bag sets from Chris and an elf’s workshop from Chris too. 

Azii skipped the Christmas paper, for my gifts, and he wrapped my presents in this beautiful Kidston-esque paper instead, which I Love!

Ned and Arya are Azii’s, from me, and Joffrey and one of the Fire Alarm Minion’s are Azii’s from a subscription box but the rest were mine from him. I got glittery Olaf, Mrs Potts and Chip, a Fire Alarm Minion, Gizmo and gold Smaug – Quite an amazing Pop Vinyl haul! Our duplicate Fire Alarm Minion has been sold to Chris and we’re using the earnings from that to buy a Sauron. 

Azii also got me two boxes of Malteasers and two packs of the Cadbury mix ups which have the oreos in, I’m addicted. 

And to prove that he didn’t just get me Pops he got me the ‘300 Rise of an Empire’ dvd – Very much looking forward to this as I love the original 300 movie. He also gave me a bit of money so that I could buy myself something.
My sister gave us the beautiful, massive picture frame in the back and my Dad and Step Mum gave us the beautiful heart shaped one in the front. As well as the frame my Dad and Step Mum gave us a beautiful duvet set and gave me a lovely beauty set. 

My Mum, mostly, gave me money but she also put together a lovely little hamper-style box for me with bargain bits and bobs in that she knew I’d like. 

There was some really cool bowls, loads of bargain Christmas decorations, some beautiful yarn and a really handy little cook book. 
Knowing that I can’t spent a lot of time cooking, due to pain, this is a great idea – I think lots of my fellow spoonie friends could do with this too. 

My Nan bought me some lovely beauty bits and splashed out on some Estee Lauder and some Clinique, I’m very lucky. 

And this beautiful little makeup bag was from my Nan, too, it’s instantly become my handbag makeup bag which I keep a few bits of makeup in as well as any tablets I’m taking out and essentials like pens (which I normally forget haha). 
We had a lovely Christmas dinner of steak with veggies, pigs in blankets, stuffing balls and steak sauce – It was amazing! We’ve done lots of toy playing, nice food eating and film watching this Christmas. As well as that we took Ethan to the cinema for the first time, and saw Paddington, and we went to harvester and had a real bargain feast – This was a gift to all of us from my Mum and her Husband. 
We were all very lucky – I was going to tell you about what Azii got but I don’t have pics of a lot of it and I think the post is long enough! He’s had money for sub boxes, computer games, money for more Pops and other things too – Like I said, we’ve all been incredibly lucky and we have very generous and kind people in our lives. 

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  1. beautyqueenuk December 29, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    Aw it sounds as though you had a lovely Christmas and I am totally jealous of the pirate ship! My nephew got that too and it looks amazing x

    • admin December 30, 2014 / 12:23 pm

      Yeah, was a real bargain and pirates are Always cool! xx

  2. Kim Carberry December 29, 2014 / 7:51 pm

    Aww! It sounds and looks like you've had a wonderful Christmas!
    Lovely photos!

    • admin December 30, 2014 / 12:23 pm

      We were all very lucky 🙂 Hope you had a lovely day too xx

  3. Kate Musgrove December 29, 2014 / 8:51 pm

    My little one ended up with a pirate ship from ELC off nana and grandad. I didn't share on !y blog what they both got but you have me on fb so you can see if you wish, they are spoilt. However, I did share with blogger what I got off of Santa and didn't put that on fb 😉 You got great gifts Laura x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

    • admin December 30, 2014 / 12:25 pm

      Haha your stuff for blog, kids for fb, sounds like a good balance. I didn't want to go in to too much detail over either of them a I didn't think I needed to, just a bit of everyone's works out ok 🙂

      I was very lucky, yes. Already started buying Ethan's birthday, now, haha, even though mine and Azii's come before then xx

  4. Tina Holmes December 30, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    Loveeeeee the pops! Looks like you had a great Christmas 🙂

    • admin December 30, 2014 / 1:55 pm

      It's getting scary with the pops in this house, we've boxes of them everywhere. We have so many but haven't paid full price for most of them, too many bargains 😀

      Hope your little'un loved her hamper xx

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