Postcards from Christmas

Over Christmas and New Year, I was back at home in Durham for a whole two weeks and it was absolute bliss. I haven't been home for longer than a week in such a long time, especially over the festive period due to my last job not allowing me to have the time off. So this year I took advantage off it and stayed at home for as long as I could. Christmas was just my mum, my sister and I this year, as my dad had to work away which sucked, but it just means I'll be making another trip home soon. But also, when I was home, it'll be the last time I'll ever be in that house before my parents move. It's definitely weird knowing you're not going to be sleeping in a room/house where I spent my whole teens in and have so many memories attached to. 

Honestly, I barely left my pyjamas while I was at home and that's no lie. I managed to eat everything in the kitchen, so I was thankful for a change in diet once I got back to London (all hail my new juicer & spiralizer) and also going back to the gym. My days were spent walking with my dogs, watching hours of crappy movies on the TV and not much else. 

I wasn't sure whether I should include so many pictures of my dogs in this post, as I didn't know who if everyone was such an animal lover as I am. But these three dogs, Basil, a Yorkshire Terrier & Mini Poodle Mix; Sam, a black Labrador who I think resembles a seal and Fudge, an overly attached chocolate Cocker Spaniel are three of my favourite things in the world. Seeing them is one of the main perks of when I'm home! 

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As my sister came back to London just before New Year, my mum and I created a mighty cheeseboard to eat on New Years Eve in front of the TV. We ate nearly every scrap on the board (which is actually the chopping board - my mum's idea to use it all for photo purposes!) and subsequently fell into a cheese coma. I am certainly cheesed out for a while!