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Staying cosy at home over Christmas

What I look forward to most about this time of year is staying cosy at home over Christmas with family.

What do you look forward to most at Christmas? Do you enjoy all the hustle and bustle of shopping and partying, or do you prefer to snuggle up at home in the warm? I’m definitely in the cosy camp…sure I like to let my hair down, and I love a bit of shopping 😉 But at this time of year it can all get a bit frantic and overwhelming. I do not relish getting hot and bothered in shopping centres loaded with bags…and that’s after sitting in traffic jams and struggling to find a car parking space. That’s not what the festive season should be about. What I look forward to most about this time of year is staying cosy at home over Christmas with family.

Staying cosy at home over Christmas

I’ve got the perfect set up too: my hand knitted chunky blanket, a good book, cute foxy mug and a fabulous new fleece robe from Hunkemoller. There’s something so festive about new pyjamas and dressing gowns…I probably won’t want to get dressed on Christmas Day! I’ll certainly be taking every opportunity to take some time out to relax in the next week. I think sometimes we work ourselves into a frenzy because Christmas seems so far away…and then suddenly it’s upon us. Luckily I have a couple of days off work mid week so that will give me the opportunity to get any last minute gifts. Although I’ve done most of it online from the comfort of home.

Staying cosy at home over Christmas

Reading at bedtime helps me to feel sleepy…and it seems to have the same effect during the day too – not long after we took these photos I fell asleep!

Creating a cosy atmosphere at home makes the long, dark evenings much more bearable. The weather has been dreadful the last few days, but I find listening to the rain and wind outside when you’re all snuggled up is really comforting. I’ve been making the effort to read a bit more, both for myself and to Isobel. I loved reading as a child, but I find myself spending too much time on my phone and not enough time with a book. I’m a big fan of historical non fiction books, especially those about the Tudor period. Reading at bedtime helps me to feel sleepy…and it seems to have the same effect during the day too – not long after we took these photos I fell asleep!

Do you like to party over Christmas or stay cosy at home?

Staying cosy at home over Christmas

Staying cosy at home over Christmas

Staying cosy at home over Christmas

Staying cosy at home over Christmas

Staying cosy at home over Christmas

Robe c/o Hunkemoller

 

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7 Comments

  1. December 17, 2018 / 5:23 am

    Emma how cute is this 🙂
    We like to party on christmas and meet the whole family. Perhaps on the day after, we watch TV and be lazy.
    Xoxo Tina

  2. December 17, 2018 / 8:17 am

    I’ve seen this blanket so many times now, and it looks super cozy. I gotta check this out. Anyway, love your fun photos dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  3. December 17, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    You look so cute and cozy. I guess I like to do some of both… The huge yarn on your throw makes you look Lilliputian :).

  4. Liz
    December 17, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    This looks like the perfect way to get cozy! Can’t wait to catch up on some reading next week!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  5. December 18, 2018 / 6:26 am

    You look so comfy and cosy, Emma! It’s making me wish I was there instead of sweltering in the heat here! That fox mug is adorable too! XXX

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