Wednesday, 31 December 2014

A failed trip to Mars, a white rabbit and a new muse

Hello! How are you? I hope you all have had a lovely, lovely Christmas? And me? Well, it's been eventful...there may or may not have been tears...but I will come on to that in a minute. Remember my mission, just before Christmas, as though I was planning a trip to Mars and would never return? You know, I tried to cram everything in, needed to buy everything in sight and see every single relation and friend all before the big day? Well that little plan certainly back fired.  If I had have been on an actual Mars mission, lets just say I would have been kicked out before I had even fastened my seat belt. 

The run up to Christmas was hectic to say the least and Christmas Day, surprise surprise, I began to feel ill.  Very achy, like I had been running (but the only actual running I had done was to get another chocolate). This continued, and continued, and this achy body and now a cold has pretty much covered my entire Christmas week (hence a few tears at feeling so rough). But don't feel too sorry for me. It was kinda self inflicted with all the rushing abut I had been doing and it certainly hasn't stopped me enjoying Christmas.  I just haven't really felt myself, and I certainly haven't evoked any of the glamour I had envisaged for myself over the festive period. I saw Pablo T Dog (our border terrier) visibly do a double take when I emerged like a cave woman from the bedroom the other day!

As the festive season draws to a close, I am beginning to feel better and I thought I would share with you a few snaps of what I've been up to this last week. We actually had snow in Derbyshire on Boxing day night!!! It was just beautiful!!! We had actually planned a trip to Chatsworth House with my parents in Bakewell, Derbyshire the following day, and we were lucky enough to drive through some of the most breathtaking Derbyshire scenery, heavily laden with freshly fallen snow. 

Arriving at Chatsworth House the magic continued as we entered the world of Alice In Wonderland. Every year at Chatsworth they have a theme and the entire ground floor of the grand house is decorated to that theme.  So, down the rabbit hole we went...

to tiny doors and treats...

to meet froggy footmen...

and to a mad hatter's tea party...

and a game of croquet.

We had such a lovely afternoon and the attention to detail was amazing. When we got home to Derbyshire the snow was still there and so we took Baba out sledging.  Wait. Who am I kidding? We all went sledging. Here's a picture of me going reallllllllly fast :-)

And have you maybe guessed what my Christmas present was this year?! A camera!!! Anything that moves now gets papped. I am like the walking paparazzi.  My new muse: Pablo T Dog.  He doesn't seem to mind posing for my picture taking. And what a handsome fellow. 

And that's been my week.  Now I really much dash as there is still a hell of alot of chocolate that really needs to be eaten before the new year. I hope you enjoy tonight's festivities, whatever you are up to.  And please pop back tomorrow as I discuss why you really don't need a brand new you for the new year. 

Thanks for reading, 

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  1. walking paparazzi haha that is so me... I am always the one in my family taking photos. it does kind of suck though because I am rarely in any photos :( but that's great you got a new camera! the snow looks really pretty!


    1. I would like to say I use the term 'walking paparazzi' sarcastically but I literally snap at anything that moves :-) x

  2. Lovely images - what a shame you were ill over Christmas.

    1. I know...its typical isn't it! Never mind...onwards and upwards! x

  3. Those snow photos are so mesmerizing! I have snow envy. #countrykids

  4. Love Derbyshire! Wish I ad known about the Alice in Wonderland theme at Chatsworth as I am a bit obsessed with the book - looks fantastic!

    1. Yes it was amazing...they do something every year so definitely watch out for next years theme! x