Oh em gee, its 11 days until Christmas and I for one can’t wait, my Christmas holidays also start Thursday at 5pm sharp so that’s certainly helping!
I love Christmas, even at 29, the whole day still makes me giddy with excitement. The type of excitement has of course changed, as a little girl it was the magic of Santa, presents, food and family. Now as a fully fledged adult….. its still the magic of Santa, presents, food and family. Ok so maybe it hasn’t changed at all….
A few years back, Santa gave me the best present I could have ever asked for.
A professional spray tanning machine.
Like the ones they have in the salons, professional.
Naturally I am lily white, actually I think clear is a more accurate description, but I prefer to be tanned. There is no way my skin is going to do this naturally so I have no choice but to fake it. There’s also the whole skin cancer thing too…
Woah, what a weekend, jam packed and full of fun. It’s definitely December that’s for sure!
Actually truth be told, this is the first time my December has been fully booked for a long time.
You know how everyone always raves about how full on and busy they are at this time of year? Well for me the past few years in the lead up to Christmas I’ve had many a weekend to spare! I think Santa must have taken pity on me because 2015 has showed me what all the fuss is about.
A few years ago, Oprah came to Australia, to get tickets you had to be chosen from a raffle type situation. I missed out and was devastated. I’m not ashamed to admit that I pretty much do whatever Oprah tells me to, I love her. I truly believe that if given the chance to meet, we would be the best of friends (Suck it Gayle).
Earlier this year, I heard that Oprah was doing another tour of Australia and there was no way in hell I was going to miss out again! I wasn’t taking any chances, I instilled the help of a friend who has ticketing connections and made sure I got my sacred place!
One of the things I like the most about the magic of Christmas is how different it looks in every family. Everyone has their own traditions, religious or otherwise and year in, year out we carry on these traditions, just to make our family and friends happy.
I have quite a large family. My mum is one of five children who combined have bought 15 children into this world, most of us are older and have partners and children of their own. If every single person showed up on the day there would be 58 of us….. fifty eight……
We use to do this every alternate year on Christmas day and each family would take it in turns to host. As you can imagine it’s an all hands on deck kind of occasion, cooking a traditional sit down meal for a crowd of that size takes a lot of preparation and planning.
Confession time, for the past 6 months I have been a shellac addict. I love it, I love everything about it. I love how it lasts for up to 2 weeks and still looks shiny and new without chipping or losing its charm. It means I can go and get them done and then not have to think about it again for another fortnight, lazy girl win!
The downside of this is that it also has the nasty side effect of ruining your nails, or at least mine anyway. Lazy girl loose…
I have very thin nails as it is, add all the filing and soaking in acetone that comes with shellac, means my nails currently hate life.