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Christmas 2014

December 29, 2014

Happy Christmas, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Mine was filled with family, good food, wonderful gifts and has so far been very relaxing. Here are a few photos:

^^We spent Christmas Eve at home, enjoying our first party tea of Christmas. We cracked open a bottle of Cava, however Trout got too excited when we toasted and cracked his champagne flute, and then I spilt most of mine down myself and the sofa. This why we shouldn’t have nice things!!^^

^^Breakfast on Christmas morning. I love spending this time at home with Trout and Rasputin, it’s such a great start to the festive celebrations. We had croissants (the same as almost every vegan it seems!), which Trout enjoyed with VBites ham and a few slices of Vegusto cheese. I prefer just butter on mine.^^

^^Christmas lunch! Once we got to my Mum & Dad’s we had a coffee and a catch-up before my sister and her husband arrived, then it was straight into present opening. I was completely spoilt this year! Everyone seemed to love their gifts too, which was good. I’m a big believer in thinking. I spend a lot of time thinking about what to buy everyone, and then try to get them all in one painless swoop. That’s always the plan, anyway! This year it actually seemed to work, though?!//For lunch we had so much good food; my sister made an amazing nut roast wellington, mashed swede and sprouts with ‘bacon’ and chestnuts, and we had cauliflower, roasted carrots and roast potatoes, with onion gravy. I’m so thankful that my family are so happy to eat vegan food – the only non-vegan things were turkey and sausage meat.^^

^^So good!^^

^^The best Christmas pudding I have EVER. HAD. Seriously, this was amazing. Thank you, Morrisons!^^

^^Part of the gifts I gave to my sister were the ingredients for Pat. This is something we used to make all the time when we were younger – it’s so good! It’s basically a bowl of melted chocolate with cornflakes and a packet of skittles stirred through. It’s so good! Trout brought back a few packets of skittles from America (they’re vegan over there. So unfair!) so in the evening we made a little bowl to enjoy. Here’s the ‘recipe’…^^

^^Melt chocolate over a pan of boiling water, and pour in some cornflakes. Not too many! It should be mostly chocolate. We used Moo Free vegan chocolate.^^

^^Pour in your skittles.^^

^^Et voila – Pat!^^

^^We enjoyed this while watching a few episodes of Footballer’s Wives, which is exactly how we used to eat it 13 or so years ago…! Perfect. If you make it, let me know. It can be tricky at first, but this recipe is totally worth the hardwork ;) ^^

^^On Boxing Day we went over to Trout’s Mum’s house. It’s so lovely to spend time with his family, especially when his nieces are round. Trout is an amazing uncle, so much fun to be around. And so boring he sent one of them to sleep ;) Not really!^^

^^I can’t believe how different these two are!^^

^^She was SO excited to put on the dress and hairband we gave her! Seriously, she was hopping around with the biggest smile on her face.^^

That was our Christmas Day and Boxing Day. I’ve got a few photos from the last few days, which have been a lovely mix of spending time with Trout in some of our favourite places, and with friends, playing boardgames and eating good food. How was your Christmas? Are you enjoying some well-earned time off?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. December 29, 2014 8:29 pm

    That chocolate skittle thing sounds amazing. I didn’t know the skittles here were vegan. Why wouldn’t they be everywhere? That’s weird.

    • January 2, 2015 12:13 pm

      It’s so annoying! In the UK they’re coated in shallac. Definitely try this ‘recipe’!

  2. December 30, 2014 2:09 pm

    Looks like a fabulous festive time! I must try chocolate and skittles!

    • January 2, 2015 12:14 pm

      You must! I’m sure you would love it. The shells stays slightly crisp, but the middle goes all melty. Yum.

  3. December 30, 2014 3:07 pm

    Merry Christmas! It looks like you all had such a wonderful day!

  4. December 30, 2014 6:48 pm

    It looks like you had such a great Christmas! I’m super impressed with that Christmas pudding too, I don’t normally like it but that one looks great.


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