What I did at Christmas

From the Montgomery family

Yesterday I posted about what I got for Christmas. Today I wanted to tell you what I got up to on Christmas Eve, Christmas day and Boxing day.

I was so tired on Christmas Eve! I didn’t get to bed until 2am the night before as I was working until 10pm. I got home at 11pm and was wrapping presents and packing to go to my parents house.

I had to get up at 6am for work and the day seemed to go so long! Finally, 5pm came and I drove to my parents house.

I had planned on going to the pub but I was so tired from work I decided to stay at home. This meant I was able to take my parents, Aunt and Uncle in the car though so they didn’t have to walk!

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After dropping them off, I came home to have a bit of a party on my own. First, I spoke to my brother and his family who live in Australia on Facetime, while working my way through my parents alcohol selection.

Next, I ended up on Periscope for an hour and half. Haha. I was feeling the alcohol by the end of the session. I had a quick video chat to JEMMA DORK PORK and then went to bed. It was so much fun, even though I was wasted.

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I got up the next day and after playing around on Twitter for a bit, I went downstairs and made myself a veggie bacon sandwich. My Mum came down shortly after and we exchanged gifts. After this, my brother came with his twin babies.

They had to shoot off for their Christmas dinner, which left me time to shower, get dressed and lay all my presents out to photograph for the obligatory present haul post that I do every year.

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When I was ready, I wrote the blog post post and then we went to my Aunts around 2pm. I hung out in the kitchen with my cousins while dinner was prepared and then we all sat down for the starter.

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The table was laid out wonderfully and we had our names attached to little baubles. Prosecco was had, obviously.

This was my first year as a vegetarian, to be honest I felt like a right arsehole for being so awkward about everything. My Mum made me Quorn chicken fillets in vegetable gravy before to take up to my Aunts, they just needed sticking in the microwave for a bit. I also had some cheese and leek sausages. Apart from that, I ate the normal stuff, Yorkshire puds, parsnips, sprouts, stuffing.. it was so tasty and I was so full after.

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After food, we didn’t have room for pudding yet. My Aunt did something amazing though, she bought everyone a present which had a riddle on about who it belong to. It was such a lovely touch!

We played some quizzes after dinner, our team one both times! Then we had pudding and settled in front of the TV to watch the usually Christmas TV shows!

Everyone was watching soaps, which I hate, but I was more than happy to spend some time on Twitter on my phone.

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My cousin got a nose hair trimmer as his gift, it was shaped as a finger but looked more like a dildo. It was so funny ha.

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After TV and plenty of booze, it was time to go home! We left around midnight and I went straight to bed.

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I woke up the next morning a little bit hungover.

I scheduled Tweets for the day and spoke to some of my INTERNET FRIENDS.

After showering and washing my hair, my brother came with his family. Shortly after that, my other brother came with his wife and TWINS. We ate, drank, played with toys and the twins. Then they left a few hours later.

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This brings me to now. I’m currently sat at the living room table, it’s almost 8pm. I’m slightly drunk on Baileys. Mum is playing on her iPad and watching Eastenders, Dad is also on some form of tablet device. And I’m blogging. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

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  1. December 27, 2015 / 10:30 am

    Such a busy couple of days!! I loved the photo of all the food, I really want a second Christmas dinner!

    Ash | Liakada

  2. December 27, 2015 / 12:19 pm

    Sounds like a busy but fun few days with family! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad you had a merry Christmas! Ours was quieter but just as good ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s always fun seeing how babies and kids enjoy Christmas isn’t it?

    In response to your question on my post, I’ve packed away all the regular non-maternity clothes I no longer fit into into the wardrobe in the study, haha!

  3. Jackie Harrison
    December 27, 2015 / 1:20 pm

    You look like you enjoy every minute of it, How adorable is that baby.

  4. December 27, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    I love reading about people’s Christmas Day’s! I’m glad you had a good time. I adore your phone case!!!

  5. December 27, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    I did my first veggie Christmas too. My Mum was on it with the Quorn! X

  6. December 27, 2015 / 11:30 pm

    Love these kinds of posts. You got some great pictures!


  7. December 28, 2015 / 12:37 am

    Looks like you had a wonderful day!

  8. December 28, 2015 / 12:38 am

    Oh and I LOVE your phone case!

  9. December 28, 2015 / 10:48 am

    This was my first veggie Christmas too! So tricky isn’t it, I was SO close to being tempted by sausage rolls until I went for a walk and found some ADORABLE little pigletsโ€”then I didn’t want to eat them after all!


    • Corinne
      December 29, 2015 / 12:08 am

      I need to be better prepared next year! It was a bit awkward because we had dinner at my aunts rather than my parents like usual so I felt a bit bad being so awkward about food!

  10. December 28, 2015 / 12:12 pm

    Looks and sounds great fun! My husband had his first veggie Christmas too!!!

  11. December 28, 2015 / 5:33 pm

    Sounds like you had a fantastic time! Christmas was so hectic this year but it was amazing to finally get to see both families and spend lots of time with them! Two days on and I still feel like I’m recovering from it all – and I barely had a drink!

    The twins are TOO cute!

    Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚
    Saloca in Wonderland

    • Corinne
      December 29, 2015 / 12:04 am

      I need a recovery week. The twins are lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. December 28, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    I loved reading this Corinne! So glad you had a fab time with your family x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

    • Corinne
      December 28, 2015 / 11:51 pm

      Thanks Josie, hope you had a fab Christmas too!

  13. December 29, 2015 / 2:02 pm

    Sounds like a great Christmas, the riddles at the table by your mum is a sweet touch. Glad that you had a nice vegetarian dinner most of the time people can’t be bothered Lucy x

  14. December 30, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    Love the riddle for presents idea that your aunt used. Must try that sometime!

  15. January 3, 2016 / 11:53 pm

    That sounds like a lovely Christmas. Lots of fun was had by the looks of those photos! X

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