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I’m back. Back to work, back to blogging and trying to get back into a bit of a routine after ten days of 2am bedtimes, lie-ins until 11am and trips a-plenty visiting family and friends.

It was such an awesome Christmas break, starting with the arrival of my new camera. I love this camera. Love. It was such a manic Christmas I hardly got any time to figure out the settings, but even on auto it takes some wicked pictures.

Christmas Day involved some amazing presents and the yummiest of dinners, which B cooked using the vintage Le-Creuset pans and this heavy 1970s pot I found him for Christmas. There were 9 of us for lunch and more food than you can imagine.

B gave me these awesome yellow Converse and this fab necklace from one of my favourite Etsy sellers

The two little love birds my sister drew for me

My second pair of brogues. These are from my brilliant Mum.

In the afternoon we visited the rest of my family and spent a few hours being silly, playing board games and eating chocolates at my Grandparent’s house.

We also caught up with some teeny folk. And I worked out how to use the monochrome setting on my camera.
Beautiful Amelia

Sleepy Austin

So, here’s to the New Year. I wonder what it’ll bring…

21 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a pretty well rounded Christmas! Happy New Year!

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  2. you have some beautiful photographs here :) what make of camera did you get?

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  3. Hi Nicola!
    It's a Canon 500D. My new baby xx

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  4. Ooh I have a 500D too! I've had for a few months and I'm still learning how to use it. Where on earth is the monochrome setting????

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  5. Happy New Year, looks like you had a fab break. Go the Canon 500D, we have the same, I just can't use mine very well, yet.

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  6. hello dear! sounds like an amazing break. It is nice staying up and we certainly did a lot of that over our break. Congrats on your new baby...I am sure you will get the hang of it soon. Happy new year sweetie!!

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  7. i love your sisters drawing! beautiful.

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  8. sounds o-so-delightful :-)

    You got such a fancy camera - I can't WAIT to see the lovelies you capture with it! We ended up buying ourselves at Canon Rebel...I haven't really played around with it yet...turns out I'm a little intimidated ;-)

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  9. what a lovely holiday :) I've decided i NEED those brogues...your Mum is brilliant :) And i love your husband's purple crown! We almost made [paper] crowns for new years :)

    PS - Great photos!! (how fun that you have a new camera!) The babies, both Amelia and Austin, are just precious.

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  10. I know I'm late but merry Christmas and happy new year! Looks like you had a great time. New babies are gorgeous!!

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  11. Happy New Year lovely, lovely Nell. I hope it is an unreal one for you. x

    PS. I LOVE your yellow converse. And brogues. Yellow converse... mmmmm.

    PPS. Very cute babies too.

    PPPS. And very rad orange pots!

    PPPPS. And nice shiny fringe!

    Ok. I'll stop now.

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  12. your holiday looks like perfection - same goes for your camera. x

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  13. hello hello hello happy new year!! havn't said hi to you a in a while. I love all your christmas shoe presents and the baby photos and that the crown is a little small for your husband's head. happy new year from canada! xxx ooo

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  14. Welcome back! Love your photos - looks like you had a wonderful time away x

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  15. yummy food and delicious babies! A fabulous Christmas x

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  16. what? someone drew those birds? amazing. i want one :)

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  17. HAps New Year Nell. What a sweet score up there. You did well my dear. I bought some yellow cons online a little while ago but they were the wrong yellow. Sniff. Less sunny yellow and more fluro yellow. I was placed on a bit of a shoe ban last year but hey, new year = ban lifted. Dontcha think? Looking forward to more of your good work in 2011.
    x
    PS loved the ending. In 'end of book' mourning now...though still a little unsure about the R and H love match. Hmmm?

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  18. Happy New Year! Love the bird drawing.

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  19. Beautiful! I love every bit of this.

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  20. You will notice by all my comments that I am catching up with your posts! Looks like you had a fabulous Xmas. I love teh yellow Converses. I'm planning on getting a red pair for the spring. Hope you are liking your new camera. The last photo of this post is stunning! xx

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