Saturday, December 31, 2011

Coffee in a Hotel on a Wednesday

On Wednesday I went into town with John and met up with his mother. I was a bit nervous at first, as I hadn't met her before. We went to the Wynn's Hotel and had coffee and something to eat.

I thought that the place was very nice and even though it had a sophisticated feel to it as well as there being classical piano music playing in the background, it did not feel too fancy for an afternoon coffee in casual clothes. 


John got a card from his mother as his birthday was coming up and both he and his mother wrote birthday cards for John's niece. John also got this card for his sister as her birthday is coming up in early January. I guess half his family has a winter birthday!

Musical Notation, Glitter and Coloured Paper makes for a Great Surprise

Here are a few glimpses of the Christmas present I'm making for John. I have dropped hints to him about his present for a few months and driving him crazy with it as he has been left hanging for such a long time over what it could be. Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to finish it yet, as not only has it turned out to be a lot more time consuming than what I expected due to the amount of details on it, but John has also been staying with me for the last two weeks, and I have found it difficult to find time to spend on finishing it. 

I don't know if you can see what I'm making for him. I will post pictures of it as soon as it's finished!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Shadows and Lights in the Dark of the Night

Here are a few pictures I will leave you with as I am retiring to bed.

A Special Time of the Year...

I woke up this morning quite excited about it being Christmas. I had to drag John out of bed though as he was not enthusiastic over getting up nor the fact that it was Christmas Eve. We had a quick breakfast after getting up.

I put on some Christmas music and as you can see it was old songs by the likes of Dean Martin, who I absolutely love! Oldies like this make me very nostalgic as they make me think of all the Christmases growing up.

I hope your Christmas Eve has been as nice as mine! Merry Christmas!!

Baroque Frilled Shirt, Dotted Stockings and Glittery Ballerinas

I've looked a lot like an Anime character today! I've had this H&M frilly shirt for a while but I haven't worn it until now as I didn't have anything to pair it with, as I'm not big on pants. I was thrilled it went great with a black skater skirt I recently got and my polka dot tights and green cardigan completed the outfit. 

A bit later in the day I went to the store with John and I put on my Topshop sailor coat. I felt like a big doll: how lovely!

Friday, December 23, 2011

What about Now? ... Now? No?

John has been very eager in trying to get me to break the rules.

He has excitedly urged me to open my Christmas presents early as he wants to see my reaction when opening it and to find out whether I like it. He has also asked me whether I want my Christmas card from him.

He has managed to get me to open one small present early but after this I have been strict and told him firmly that I will most certainly not break any rules of Christmas and do any further acts of early celebrating.

Now that it's after midnight and the both of us are still up, he has again eagerly enquired whether I wanted to open my presents/receive and read my Christmas card, but I had to again inform him that it's not permitted as it's against the rules.

I know that it's officially the 24th, but you can only get presents and cards after waking up after a good night's sleep!

My card from him is waiting for me on the mantle piece in my room. It may be silly, but as he is my boyfriend I don't want to get my card from him until Christmas Eve. Cards from others can be received at anytime.

 The little adorable card keeping John's card company was sent to me by ICO Anni.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It's Never too Late, or too Random to Post Pictures of Fluffy/Cute Animals

I think it's time I went to bed, it's now 04.03 AM. I will leave you with the adorableness that is a big eyed kitten looking very bewildered. (Random, I know. But really cute, right?)

He is not a Bad Guy, even though he Wakes me up Early in the Morning

It's currently after three in the morning, but as the night owl I am, Im still up. I should be going to bed as John will be over in the morning. He works nightshifts and during the weekend he is able to come up to me after work. He calls me very early when he's outside my house and I groggily stumble downstairs to let him in. I rush back into my warm bed that's waiting for me and in turn wait for him to follow. It means that we get to spend the morning cuddled up against each other, and the remainder of the day together. During the week when I'm in work, he goes over to his sister's place and sleeps on her couch, as he lives about an hour away from Dublin and it would be too much of a commute to travel daily.

The pictures were taken in John's apartment.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Does Christmas turn Most People into Children?

There's a little over a week left until Christmas and I'm starting to feel myself getting increasingly excited with each passing day. I have a very warm relationship with Christmas, as it has been a very special time of the year for me, ever since I have been little. Seeing as I will be in Ireland it will most likely be a grey and rainy Christmas, but I will have my Christmas tree that will be glaring with bright lights as well as glittery and shiny baubles. This should bring plenty of enchantment for my holiday. I just can't help but to turn into a big child when it comes to anything Christmas-y, especially the decorations...

I haven't put up any decorations in my room yet. I probably won't put up a Christmas tree until the 23rd, as in my family it has been a tradition to put up the Christmas tree the day before Christmas and I will most likely carry this tradition with me. 

*Sigh* Is it just me or is Christmas truly wonderful?