We spent Christmas 2015 in the North with the Dr’s family. We started with a long drive – the Dr drives and I sleep or listen to music or read or, more often, sleep! A quick cuppa from Starbucks kept me going.
Spending time in his family home means lots of embarrassing pics of him and his brother when they were lads. Awwwww! Little 80s thugs!
On Christmas Eve we left the village of Whalley to visit Clitheroe.
This is the packed (!) Christmas Eve train. To be fair, Whalley is a small station and we only travelled one stop!
I didn’t take many photos of Clitheroe, only this one of a Nativity scene just near the castle. It’s a quaint town and I picked up a few cute bits. Some good charity shops too – still regretting some Meakin china I didn’t buy!
After an amazing lunch courtesy of the Dr’s Mum we headed out for a walk through Billington and Whalley and I snapped the river Calder through the railway arches. A day or so later this burst it’s banks and Whalley was infamous on national news for a few hours!
Because I wasn’t at home to open my Mum’s stocking, the Dr made me a little one – I think he did well don’t you?
I was was a very lucky girl and these are just a few gifts I snapped with my phone. Lovely Mary Berry egg cups – quite partial to a boiled egg so these have given me a new idea for Saturday breakfast
I do not know where she found it, but this is the best apron ever! Mother-in-Law-to-be Barbara made a great choice.
These retro ornaments will fit right in to my vision of a vintage Christmas and I can’t wait to put them on my tree next year…
These are just a few of my gifts, I’m having some trouble with my photo editing software now so I’m using my iPhone which isn’t ideal. I will post more pics. I’m also hosting a little Christmas do for my family tomorrow so I’ll be sharing what I’m cooking and I’ll be getting more presents!
It is with anticipation I say:
It’s only vintage but I like it!