With Christmas firmly behind us and a new year looming, packed with possibility and fun times, I wanted to share a few of my favourite things with you. One of them is Christmas. Yes, call me crazy but it’s my favourite time of the year besides Easter. I do have to admit that in our house, it’s not the birth of baby Jesus that gets us excited, it’s the chance to unwind and spend a few days being merry with our families. It’s about watching my four year old just about have an apoplexy when she opened her Nintendo DS and it was bigger than her sister’s. It’s about my six year old sticking her nose in the first book and forgetting about opening the rest of the presents until reminded there might be more books (and there was!). It’s about my father in law’s third hug for the year (despite not being a hugger, this one I know is special).
A couple of my superficial faves are handbags and shoes but if you know me, then you already know I have a slight obsession. Only slight though. If you’re wondering if I went to the boxing day sales, then the answer is a big fat yes!
Some of my fave movies include What Dreams May Come with Cuba Gooding Jr and Robin Williams. You need a whole box of tissues to watch that one! I love the fluffy ones like Pirates of the Caribbean and the not so fluffy like the Underworld series about vampires and lycan, and the Lara Croft series. I own everything with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson together and a heap of Sandra Bullock and Brad Pitt. In fact, in my box of movies, I have them sorted by actor. Bones and Castle have me gripped and won’t let go (but I think that has more to do with the eye candy than anything else).
I love reading Ian Irvine and Raymond E Feist. The series that shoots off from Magician written with Janny Wurts about Mara of the Acoma (Daughter of the Empire, Servant of the Empire and Mistress of the Empire) are still my favourite fantasy reads although seconded very closely by Anne Bishop and Robin Hobb (esp the Live Ship Traders series).
My favourite colours (or non-colours if you want to get technical) are black and grey. I don’t mind a little coral thrown in these days but I prefer dark shades. Our house is now decked out on the inside with black white and red which is awesome to look at!
Instead of doing the usual contest after Christmas about the best or the worst present you ever received, I want to know about what makes you smile. My kids do that when they’re not making me cranky, but I want the superficial stuff. Like one of my best presents this year (not the best but right up there) was the gift voucher I got so I could shop at the Boxing Day sales. Made me grin like an idiot! I’ll get one of the kids to pick a winning comment at random and send a box of Cadbury Favourites to make the commenter smile some more =)
Have a safe and happy new year’s eve and I’ll see you on the other side!
12/30/2011 05:17:17 am
This year would have to be the funniest and sweetest for me. Darling hubby told me to buy what I wanted for chrissy and he would do the rest, no big deal. I ordered it gift wrapped to help him out but it wasnt until Christmas Day that he realised that he had even forgotten to write a card for me. When the kids handed out the gifts to everyone as they always do, I put my hand up for the nameless parcel before hubby could get harrassed by our unsympathetic kids. For my caring attitude I have received a late present, a new kindle. Gotta love the forgetful men, havent you?
12/30/2011 06:44:30 am
This Christmas was one of my favourite so far, despite it being 6am (grrr!!) we were woken up by the kids in the toy room dancing about singing "It's Christmas, it's Christmas, it's Christmas!!!" and going absolutely nuts over the presents under the tree. The best present was for Isla, a toy elephant that you stick balls in the top of and then it shoots the balls out of it's trunk. You can turn the trunk around and it shoots the balls all over the room, the three bigger kids found it hysterical. We were all wetting ourselves laughing over it, but Isla's favourite present, well it was the wrapping paper of course! I love the way babies get so excited and squeal with delight over the simplest things! :D
12/30/2011 09:39:50 am
What makes me smile? Simple things - good company, good food, funny sayings from the kids, a huggle or two, and of course a good book.
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