Christmas Day with Jamie was just lovely. I’m used to a full house but it was quite relaxing being just the two of us all day. I woke up before Jamie and got up to prepare breakfast. I had some of my vegan Santa porridge, Swedish Christmas bread (vörtbröd) and made a fruit salad. Jamie went wild on the bread and cheese and helped me eat the fruit salad too.
When the breakfast had been eaten we got to work, I had prepared some bits of our Christmas lunch in advance but we still had a lot of sides to go. The main issue was not having enough oven space! I would love to have two ovens in my future kitchen to be able to prepare big feasts like these. It such a lovely couple of hours listening to Christmas music and slowly seeing a delicious feast forming on our table.
Eventually when we sat down, we were both starving and oh my goodness, I ate sooo much haha. The nut roast I made using Deliciously Ella’s recipe tasted amazing, Jamie gave it a thumbs up. It felt a bit odd not eating traditional Christmas food, I’m not going to lie, but I loved everything we had made.
After lunch we started watching Elf before the Bake Off Christmas special. Jamie fell asleep, slight food coma. We had to pause Elf after a while so we would have time to open our presents. We combined Swedish and Scottish traditions, in Sweden you open your gifts on the evening of Christmas Eve but in Scotland you open them in the morning on Christmas Day. So we opened them in the evening on Christmas Day. We laughed and said if we ever had children they would hate this, they would probably be the last kids to get their presents.
Jamie spoiled me and got me a beautiful Ralph Lauren jumper, I absolutely love their jumpers and live in my green one I got in New York so this one will definitely come to good use. The jumper he got was a bit big (all the smaller sizes were sold out) so tomorrow we’ll go back to the shop to see if they have one in my size. Can’t wait to wear it! My other present was tickets for us to see Cirque de Soleil. I’ve been to their shows before and they are absolutely incredible so I can’t wait for us to go. Jamie’s never been so that’s going to be so exciting.
Jamie got a Ted Baker holdall weekend bag from me, which I know he’s been wanting for ages. I was so happy I could get it for him and he was so happy. I gave him two smaller gifts for him to go with his bag and based of these gifts he had to guess what the big present was and he got it right. I wasn’t sure he would haha. The smaller gifts I gave were a pair of lululemon boxers the No Boxer Boxers (I’ve heard from so many guys that they are life changing and today when Jamie tried them on he said they were the comfiest things ever) and a book, since he’s a Harry Potter fan like me he got “Quidditch Through the Ages”. I will of course be borrowing it off him.
After Bake Off (I feel asleep and missed the ending unfortunately) we spoke to Jamie’s family for a bit and then finished watching Elf whilst eating cheese.
It was such a lovely Christmas and I’m so happy that after all these years Jamie and I finally got to spend it together. Next year I would love to have our families with us too. That would be amazing.
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas too! Let me know what you got up to. I would love to hear.