Monday, 26 December 2011

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas... I certainly did! I thought I'd share my favourite gifts with y'all... Because I'm nosy and I want you all to return the favour! If you've posted, please leave me the link? Indulge my curiosity?

My family and friends were oh so good to me this year, and Father Christmas spoiled me rotten! So here we go, the best Christmas presents of 2011...

I was given a beautiful man's cable-knit jumper from Polo, and a gorgeous little two-tone jumper and silk scarf from Asos by my Ma, as well as an iPhone 4S (which I'm now struggling to get to grips with). I  also received two new baking books, so you can expect many more cake-related posts in the near future, as well as two of my favourites, One Day by David Nicholls and Room by Emma Donoghue, to replace lost copies. A pair of brogues from Russell and Bromley - I used to work there, and lusted over these all day in the stock room. At last they are mine! Dirty Dancing - screw Jagger, I want a man with the moves like Swayze! A harmonica (family tradition), and an owl cushion. The owl is part of a pair, I actually got the other one last Christmas so now she'll have a companion. I was also given some flowers, which is just really lovely, Christmas or not... Fresh flowers never fail to put a smile on my face.

Without a doubt though, the creme de la creme was a beautiful pearl and black diamond Van Amstel bracelet from my big brother. He spoils me so much, but I'm under strict instructions not to tell his girlfriend, as he only got her slippers and he doesn't want her expecting jewellery next year. Annoyingly, my camera skills aren't up to taking a picture of it, I'll work on it and post as soon as I get an acceptable snap. 

As we are all told as children, the real joy of Christmas is giving... So I got my family Kigus, as I already have one, and as far as I'm concerned they are essential loungewear. I'm happy to report that my Ma and all of my brothers have been converted, and are still pottering around the house dressed respectively as a kangaroo, a penguin, a Japanese fox, and a lion. 

Here's a family portrait from Christmas day: 

Usually, we dress up for Christmas - these were much better for vegging out in after a massive roast. I think I started a new tradition. Winning.

I hope that you all had truly magical days surrounded by loved ones, and that you enjoy the holiday!


P.S. I took the plunge, and am now on Twitter. You can find me there at @monatheninja. Leave your names if you'd like me to follow you? 


  1. Haha, this is great.. I love the way you all dressed up! Ive posted about my christmas presents on my blog too :)x

  2. A onesie-clad family = brilliant.

    Rosie x

  3. love the second photo!^^

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! Just about to go and follow you on Twitter!

    Pip x

  5. Awesome gifts! I want an owl cushion too! I blogged about my presents too and I'm following ya on Twitter :)

  6. Glad you had a lovely Christmas! And those onesies are bloody hilarious! xx

  7. Thanks girlies! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

    Mona X


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