Friday, 26 December 2008

A lovely Christmas!

I had such a lovely day yesterday! I always enjoy Christmas but yesterday seemed particularly perfect!

The day started when I opened a lovely box of vegan treats that arrived from the lovely gal who has this amazing blog (, Thanks chica!

She also made me this adorable little guy: 'Herb' the 'teabug'- he looks just like a tea bag- he is sooo cute!
Above are the fabulous gifts inside the box! Clockwise from the back is:

*a box of Apricot biscuits (perfect with a cup of tea methinks)
* a face mask (my skin will be looking good!)
*chilli pepper puree (cannot wait to use this in a stir-fry)
*gummi bears (gelatine free- wohoo!)
*rice stuffed vine-leaves (great for lazy people like me who would never be bothered to make them myself!)
* red pepper and tomato salsa (yummy as a dip for crisps!)
* fruit flapjack (filled with sultanas : ) )

I cannot wait to try all of these treats! They all look absolutely scrummy! As you can tell I was pretty excited with my stash of goodies (I somehow managed to grab them all without dropping them for a quick piccie!)

I also received some yummy goodies from my family for Christmas: snack bars!

I have never tried a Pecan Pie larabar before so I can't wait to find out what it tastes like!

Yesterday, I also took a picture of our Christmas tree (yes it really is that huge!):

Here is the table, which my sister and I enjoy decorating every year:

And here is my family sitting at the table about to dig into the Xmas dinner:

Along the left hand side is my sister and my mum, my dad is at the back and then on the right is my cousin and my two aunts.

As Christmas always involves turkey, I always prepare my own dish which I have with the veggies (my mum cooks them without butter- yay!) I was feeling pretty lazy and uninspired this year so I decided to buy something to eat rather than making it myself. However, it was yummy nonetheless (also not very festive!)
My meal was a vegetable curry!

I ate it with lots of brussel sprouts (my fave traditional Christmas veg) although I forgot to take a picture of my plate!

I followed my meal with some Chistmas pudding (I bought my own vegan one as my mum's has eggs in) Here it is:

So all in all a great day- I hope everyone else had a great Christmas too!

1 comment:

cosmicwild said...

yaaay im glad u liked it :D i was worried because i mainly sent savory thingyss >.< i was well happy when i opened minee!! was lush to have vegan sweet things to nibble over christmas!

did u have a nice new yearrr?