Happy Holidays from The London Lipgloss!
I hope wherever you are you've had a wonderful rested Christmas. I know for many the slug of going back to work starts tomorrow (I know some was today too but i'm generally speaking) so I hope you've had a good chance to chill out and try and spend some time relaxing. I think the meaning of Christmas is incredibly different from household to household, but for ours it's always been about family. Two days of close family interaction and time with each other for me is ultimate holiday bliss. We don't even really pay close attention to the tv, we don't go mad or huge on presents - just a few gifts between us - and we really spend time in each other's company, just enjoying every aspect of our family.
It's been a little different this year, as i'm living back at home I didn't make the annual trip home from London, and we all spent the build up as well as the main days with each other for the first time in five years since I moved to London. It's been an odd one for me, being completely alone and not having that happiness with a boyfriend that always seems to get illuminated over Christmas, but it's actually been blissful, stressfree and just me living for me. I've spent nights curled up with Mama on the sofa, my Dad took me to White Hart Lane last weekend for the pre Christmas Spurs game, and my sister and I have spent time gossiping and painting nails.
All of these factors have just hammered home to me how lucky I am that i'm blessed with the most amazing family, and also how important Christmas is to be with family. I didn't even know half the shops had a sale on today, nor did I even consider looking at it. I know for everyone it's different and who am I to tell you about how to spend your Christmas, but I think just don't lose sight of what the holidays are made for - aside from religion - they are designed and primarily always will be for relaxation, and spending time with your nearest and dearest. If you don't see them often, make the trip. If you don't get along, call a #yolo on it and get along. Put all your differences to one side, and be merry in each others company. It's always, after all, a time for love and forgiveness.
I've had the most wonderful Christmas, i'm stuffed to the brim of food (but I keep eating?!) and I feel good. As each passing moment or significant time in my life flies past and i'm on my own, I learn more about myself and my future. I hope you've had the best 48 hours and feel happy, and ready to face the new year. Tell me about your Christmas, do you have any traditions? What did you do?
Disclaimer: Written under the influence of a stupid amount of food. Like, seriously. Christmas jumper from Topshop.