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Things that make me happy – home edition

I’m heading home to Mum & Dad’s for Christmas on Saturday morning, and I was thinking how happy going home makes me. I love my flat and my independence, but there really is no place like home at Christmas time.

Some of the things in their flat that make me happy (and all of which I hope will move to their new place in the new year, so it feels like home still!)

 

Dad playing his guitar… one day I’ll learn too :)

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It’s five o’ clock somewhere… an Alan Jackson song and unarguably the truth! Mmm… cocktails.

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Continuing with signs (see where I get it from? I’ll have to do a post about mine one day) – Tabasco ‘hot stuff’. I don’t actually like the stuff, but Mum and Dad are almost addicts :P They put it with everything, including breakfast.DSCF4980

Some of Mum’s camel collection and the cross stitch I made for her 60th birthday. To date this is the only cross stitch I’ve finished!!

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My graduation photo. Like a million others across the country I’m sure, but I’m chuffed they keep it in their living room :)

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And last but by no means least, the very awesome knitted Aleksandr, made for Mum by one of her (talented) friends – isn’t he fabulous?! Simples!

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A landmark birthday :)

My world has been full of celebrations recently, as the 26th of May was my Mum’s 60th birthday :) She and I and Dad marked the actual day by going out for dinner, and we had a massive party at Forrester Park on the bank holiday weekend to celebrate with family and friends.

Here she is, with her frankly amazing cake:

Doesn’t she look gorgeous and happy?

There was much catching up and happiness – we saw new friends, old friends and family, all equally loved and it was beyond fabulous to have everyone there – if any of you are reading this, we love you even more for coming!

Here are a couple more photos –

Mum and Dad with me and their ‘other daughter’ Julia :)

Claire and I – we’ve known each oher since we were born and we don’t see each other nearly as much as we should!

 

And my favourite of the whole evening I think – Mum and Dad look so happy, and Will and Cally are there in the foreground too  – without them, especially Cally’s organising skills, the party wouldn’t have happened at all. And it was a glorious way to mark Mum’s big birthday!

:)

xx

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