Memories Of A Magical Christmas

I can’t tell you how sad I feel that our magical Christmas is over. I spent a solid week offline, surrounded by loved ones and drinking in every last drop of festive spirit. It was heaven. But, all good things must come to an end, and it is in only experiencing the not-quite-so-magical days, that enable us to truly treasure the magical memories we get to enjoy at a time like Christmas.

photos from a magical Christmas Living Arrows

I’ve been in a bubble of love and I don’t want it to end! Endless days of no routine, no school run, late nights, late mornings, over eating, laughing, snuggling, relaxing. But alas, tomorrow sees the return to work for Stuart and the end of our magical Christmas as a family. I am so grateful I have a job that I love and I haven’t got the dread of returning to work. In fact I’m more excited than ever to get back to it as next week sees Georgie start 2.5 days of preschool and a whole new era for me in terms of working. I can’t believe I am going to have so many hours to work and be able to structure my week so much more efficiently. I am excited for 2018 and all that it will bring.

photos from a magical Christmas Living Arrows photos from a magical Christmas Living Arrows

Today I wanted to join in with Living Arrows as I love the idea behind it and I’m determined to join in with more linkies this year, and I know Donna’s is the perfect place to start! So here I am, sharing some of my favourite snaps of our memories of a magical Christmas!

photos from a magical Christmas Living Arrows photos from a magical Christmas Living Arrows

Throughout the holiday I spent much time reflecting on the year, feeling gratitude for everything I have and particularly our health and the little life we’ve created, and especially thinking of the people who weren’t surrounded by love or family on Christmas day. I never take for granted what we have and there is so much to look forward to in the year ahead, let’s get started!!

photos from a magical Christmas Living Arrows

photos from a magical Christmas Living Arrows

Happy 2018, I hope it’s a good one for you all!
Living Arrows


  1. February 1, 2018 / 7:38 am

    Beautiful Christmas. In the new year, I hope you and your family healthy and happy.

  2. January 13, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    Looks like a wonderful Christmas for you all, I really enjoyed switching off from all things blog and social media too. Don’t be fooled though, I thought I would have so much more time when the smallest started preschool, but the time flies and before you know it, it’s time for pick up!! #livingarrows

  3. January 8, 2018 / 7:52 am

    Beautiful photos. Sounds like the perfect Christmas. I hope the new year is treating you well so far.

  4. January 7, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    These are some gorgeous photos. I joined for the first time last year and am so glad I did as they show just how much j has grown #LivingArrows

  5. January 3, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    I don’t think you’ll ever truly know how happy I am that you’re joining in with Living Arrows this year. Your photos make me so happy. It sounds like you had a lovely Christmas and I’m sure that the new work/life balance once preschool starts will be amazing for you. I can’t wait to meet up, will organise something soon x

    • January 6, 2018 / 5:30 pm

      Ahh, that is SUCH a kind thing to say, thank you! I’m writing up next week’s post as we speak, I love being able to join in xx

  6. January 2, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    You’ve got some really beautiful photographs here. Happy New Year! #LivingArrows

    • January 6, 2018 / 5:31 pm

      Happy New Year! Thank you, that’s really nice of you x

  7. January 1, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    What beautiful pictures. Looks like you’ve had a truly magical Christmas. Always sad when it’s over though

    • January 6, 2018 / 5:31 pm

      Thanks, Janet. It was so lovely to all be together and capture these happy memories xx

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