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Feeling Christmassy


HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE friends!! I am feeling so Christmassy right now! I did some panic shopping yesterday since I hadn’t bought a single present or card for my family at that point…! Procrastination is a talent of mine;) By some miracle I managed to get it all done, so now all that’s left to do is the wrapping and preparing tomorrow’s lunch! Here’s a sneak preview of the dessert I’m planning on making and veganising…


obviously my version will look that perfect too…     (photo source)


This past week has been insanely busy, but in the best way! I’ve been out every night since last Monday, so now I am completely SHATTERED and relying on caffeine to keep me awake! After a stressful last couple of months, being able to completely relax and go out with friends is so great!


at Ping Pong in London. a stranger said in passing that we looked like sisters! not quite sure how they came to that conclusion…! :P


London Southbank


evening at a Mexican bar/restaurant…love the free sombrero ;)


lots of cocktail times:)


Every Christmas some friends and I go to a carol service and then come back to mine to eat Christmassy food and watch Love Actually. It’s one of my favourite traditions, and Love Actually will never get old, no matter how many times I see it!



I’ve been to a record five carol services this week too! I’ve played in or been a singer in four of them, and yesterday’s was the first one I’d been an audience participant for, which was nice. Nothing makes me feel more Christmassy than carols:



My Christmas Eve morning started off bright and early with a team training session. It was the most fun session EVER, done relay-style with crackers instead of batons and whilst wearing santa hats:)



We sang Christmas songs on our warm-up (admittedly by “we” I mean I did…on my own…), exchanged cards and gave out our Secret Santa presents. Our coach also got us all presents bless him, and I can’t wait to open it tomorrow!



When I got home I stretched and foam rolled whilst watching Love Actually…again! I know that movie word for word.



I’m off to the gym now to get in a bit of cross-training, and then home to get started on making the vegetarian/vegan offerings for tomorrow!


What are your Christmas Day plans? Morning run, church and Christmas lunch with all the family!


What are you having for your Christmas meal? I’m making two main courses and a dessert to contribute to the meal, all of which are vegan of course! I’ve never made them before so I’m hoping they aren’t a complete disaster! :P


Are you getting in a run/exercise tomorrow, or resting? I can’t imagine starting my Christmas morning without doing the thing I love most! I’ll be getting in a few easy miles before presents and church:)


Have a GREAT Christmas everyone!! <3

10 Responses to Feeling Christmassy

  1. i love Love Actually! i havent watched the whole thilng yet though because it only came on tv early in the morning. and it’s not coming on tv this year so i cant watch it

    • grr i had a cute little emoji at the end of that comment but it got cut off. anywho, im waking up at like 4 like normal to peek at the presents downstairs! we’re not having our normal Christmas dinner this wear, we’re having a little sandwich buffet and some desserts. guess who’s getting mostly desserts? :) i’ll probably do some tabata in the morning! have a merry Christmas :)

  2. i LOVE love actually!!! one of my favorite movies!!

    my christmas day plans are a run with my family, having a hot homemade breakfast together, opening stockings and a few presents, visiting my grandparents, and then coming back home to enjoy a christmas dinner (my dad is making his famous turkey and i’m making grandma’s rolls!).

    merry christmas!
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  3. That cake looks delicious; I am sure it will turn out perfect:) I will probably be getting in some form of exercise tomorrow, but today I went to a hot yoga class–which was SO awesome!! I felt relaxed, energized, and de-toxified afterward, which was lovely:) I have never seen Love Actually, but maybe I will someday…I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  4. Wow have you been having a seriously busy week, oh my lanta. And then to get all your Christmas shopping done so quickly? I should have gone your route…LOL.
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  5. So impressed that you managed to get your shopping done all in one day! And that dessert looks amazing…Can’t wait to hear how it turns out!

    My family is departing from our traditional Christmas dinner in favor of Christmas brunch and a trip to the movie theater. I’m contributing a baked banana oatmeal. I also made some German chocolate pecan pie bars for dessert later in the day! So excited to try them.

    Merry Christmas!
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  6. ‘Love Actually’ is one of my favorite movies of all time! And I am jealous of your shopping skills – picking out presents typically takes me many many hours over the span of many many days…

    Merry Christmas!!
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  7. GAH! I used to watch Love Actually ALL THE TIME, but haven’t seen it in years! (Must change that soon…)
    I am so glad you’re blogging again! Love your blog!
    I haven’t commented before, but I’ve followed your blog for a year or so now!

    And I think I’ve exceeded my quota for exclamation points now… :)

  8. Hope you had a great Christmas!!! Your amazing to get all shopping done in one day!
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  9. Hope you had a wonderful holiday! Happy NYE! xo!

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