Black Ruffles and Chocolate Truffles...

...well that just about sums up my Christmas - and what a wonderful one it was! As usual it was a fairly quiet affair here at the Slater's; just the way we like it : ). Grandma came round on Christmas day, and enjoyed a stunning Christmas dinner (minus the turkey but with all the trimmings!) cooked by the one and only Mummy Slater. It was delicious!

We have lots of funny little traditions over the festive holiday, like reading 'the night before Christmas' on Christmas eve, before leaving out a mince pie and glass of sherry for the jolly one to enjoy... we're all little kids at heart! We always have warm home-made muffins on Christmas morning while opening our presents, and taking it in turn to open them means we're rarely finished unwrapping before 12! I had some beautiful presents this year - lots of lovely recipe books, clothes and jewellery, as well as a surprise new digital camera -Eeep!


This year i wore my new ruffled black skirt from H+M with a nude pink top and spotty tights which were so much of a bargain from Primark that I stockpiled them!
Me and my beautiful sister

I felt ready to dance in the Royal Ballet! Or at least I did before I'd eaten my roast dinner - topped off with some yummy home-made Yule Log!

The ONLY thing acceptable to do after such an indulgence is slobbing out in front of a not-so-christmassy film (Ice Age 3 this year!) and finding hilarity in watching all the adults nod off in their Christmas-cracker hats!

On Boxing Day we had my cousins round and enjoyed our traditional feast of mum's home-cooked chips with leftover meat and pickles. Possibly even better than roast dinner methinks! We had yet another lovely day, and ended up playing Disney trivial pursuit - what is it about Christmas that demands for board games to be dug out?!- and realised just how competitive Dad can be...even when playing against a THREE year old. Shame on you Dad.

We also went to see Avatar this holiday - I cannot believe how utterly amazing it was. We didn't manage to see the 3D version but if you get the opportunity I would definitely say it is worth spending the extra because in all honesty I'm planning to go and see it again just to get the 3D experience!

I took the chance to wear my new navy heart cardigan, with my stolen thunder heart and arrow earrings and my 'New York likes you as a friend' tee.


 I'd like to say i put my heart and soul into this outfit...but it is [quite clearly] one of those that's thrown together without much thought [as are most things that i wear on a day to day basis]

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, you're probably starting to think about getting prepared for tonight's celebrations so have a fantastic New Year and see you in the new decade!

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