Tuesday, 24 December 2013

52 Weeks Of Happy - 51/52

Hello all you lovely festive people!

I'm afraid time has rather ran away with me. That and a bug that saw me out of action for two days, has meant that I haven't managed to do any blog reading (which is actually a daily happy of mine), so please accept my apologies. I shall be having a gander over the Christmas holiday.

BUT I have my penultimate happy post. As always joining in with Jen


This is Olly's first 'Father Christmas' Christmas. He knows that his presents are being delivered by a chubby man in a red suit. He has been singing carols and Christmas songs at nursery. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer is a particular favourite. I have tried to strike a balance between a low key event and complete over-excitement!! It's been a challenge....

Christmas Preparations

This year we will be having Christmas dinner at my sister in law's house. Her son is flying into Heathrow from Sri Lanka (fingers crossed everyone that he manages to get home. The weather has disrupted everything). I have made the desserts, mince pies and the larder is stocked with yummy goodies. I am prepared for the next week of eating, drinking and being merry with family and friends.


So it's Christmas Eve. The presents have been wrapped. I am looking forward to my first Baileys coffee later this afternoon. Olly and I are accompanying my sister in law to pick up her turkey. A real live one. Her Christmas present. His name will be Godfrey, and he is possibly the luckiest Turkey in Cornwall.

The family will be here later. I'm cooking a chilli and jacket potatoes. Just a bit of one pot cooking that everyone can help themselves to. Some festive pop songs, banter and laughter. And then after Olly has gone to bed, Marc and I will wrap the last of the pressies together. A little tradition of ours.


I'd like to wish all my friends out there in this rather strange and lovely world of the blog a very


With all my love,

Leanne xx


  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family Leanne(and lucky Godfrey!)
    Look forward to more of your lovely posts in 2014
    " Joyeux Noel" from a rain-soaked Charente x

    1. Thank you Carole. And thank you for your support and comments this year. Xxx

    2. Cheers Mel. Thank you for all support and comments this year. xxx

  2. Merry Christmas Leanne!!! Hope you have a wonderful day with your gorgeous family...Take care! Mel xxx

  3. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family, Leanne! It has been a pleasure to find your blog and I look forward to reading more next year.
    And now I might just go and make myself a Baileys coffee, what a good idea. Cx

  4. Merry Christmas! I hope you have a lovely, peaceful holiday with your family.

  5. Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful time with your family. xx

  6. Merry,merry days over Christmas Leanne x

  7. It all sounds blissful Leanne. Just wondering what the plans are for the turkey... I hope you all have a really wonderful day. CJ xx

  8. Merry Christmas Leanne to you and yours, enjoy your. Baileys and I hope to maybe catch up for coffee this year if we're in St Ives holidaying xx Happy New Year also xx look forward to your blogs in the forthcoming year xx

  9. merry Christmas my lovely...what a treat meeting you this year! Hopefully we can meet for real soon. xxxx

  10. Merry Christmas Leanne. Hope you are having a wonderful time. Nicola xx

  11. Merry Christmas lovely lady. Hope you kicked the bug in the butt and had a fab time. Xxxx

  12. I do hope your nephew made it home in time! And that you and yours have enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and can expect a joyous and prosperous New Year.

  13. Just catching up with festive blogs now - my first moment of peace since about September! Hope you had a good one - little children do make this time of year so special! x