Unfortunately they couldn’t stay for Christmas – my brother in Australia had already booked them in – but they came for a couple of weeks in Autumn. Which was good, because they could help with my Christmas shopping!
I was so pleased to see them, and they even rented a cottage on our road so we could see them more often.
We travelled all around Dorset together, which was wonderful!
Mum and I went horseriding again!
We seemed to blink and they were gone again. Two weeks went way too quickly. But I’m so pleased they came.
Thankfully, their trip was timed very well. No sooner had they left, that Reece and I had to focus on organising the last bits and bobs for our Iceland trip. And then we had Christmas arrive shortly after!
Christmas in Bath
Spending a Christmas in England has been on my bucket list since I was 9-years-old. What better way to celebrate than to have a day in Bath on the lead-up to the big day!
It was very busy, as expected for this time of year. But we didn’t end up buying anything as there wasn’t a huge amount of interesting or unusual gifts. Just locally-sourced meat and locally-made fudge, for the most part.
Nevertheless, we did go on a spending spree for second-hand DVDs and Xbox games.
The Christmas Tree is up!
…and our Christmas gifts are ready. We decided to make Sloe Gin for everyone four months ago!
The week of Christmas, we bottled them up.
The days grew colder and foggier…
But I didn’t let the mild weather spoil the day – we were spoiled rotten! And had an incredible day with my fiancee’s family.
We gifted our home-made Sloe Gin, which went down a treat.
I felt right at home, and embraced the Christmassy spirit.
Another thing ticked off the list!