It`s been quiet for more than a week here on Amsterdamming, but I must say the break was more than welcome. Sometimes we just need to pause and enjoy the luxury of not having to do anything! And this is exactly what my Christmas week was all about.
Visiting my boyfriend`s family in England for Christmas is becoming a nice tradition, which I am enjoying to the fullest. Waking up late, in one of the most comfortable houses I`ve known, just in time for brunch, reading for hours, playing with my boyfriend`s two adorable nieces, making small trips to the little towns nearby, going out for dinner at one of the many traditional restaurants in the area or just staying at home and having some fish & chips while watching a British TV show or movie, all cosy, by the fire, in the living room – this is pretty much how this past week has been for me!
I`ve tried my best not to take too many photos (after all, I was on a break!), but I am not sure I managed to accomplish this. Here they are!
Christmas decorations all around the house:
Late breakfast made of pancakes, fried egg, beans, bacon and maple syrup – definitely not my plate! 🙂
The dance of the snowmen:
“Blackadder” – one of the many British shows, movies etc. we`ve been watching to on TV:
I simply love British architecture and could not stop from photographing it:
Walking in Bridgnorth, an old and picturesque English town:
Beautiful architectural details in Bridgnorth:
Panoramic view from High Town, Bridgnorth:
Crossing the bridge in Bridgnorth:
Peeking into people`s homes in Low Town, Bridgnorth (despite my boyfriend trying to convince me England was not the Netherlands!):
Probably my favourite door in Bridgnorth:
Candy shop in Bridgnorth:
Fireplace at Blithbury Reindeer Lodge:
Poppy feeding the reindeer in Blithbury:
Waking up to a beautiful sunny day:
This box is just one of the many nice presents we received. I can tell you that its content was delicious! 🙂
The girls being extremely curious while opening the many presents they received:
One of the many beautiful Christmas cards received by my boyfriend`s parents from friends and relatives. I really love this tradition in the UK!
Turkey, roasted and mashed potatoes, carrots, sprouts and gravy – traditional Christmas food in England. I had the vegetarian version of it, of course! 🙂
It even snowed one evening. I was writing just how much I missed snow and then this happened! 🙂 (Talking about Christmas magic.)
Sticky toffee caramel and apple pudding covered in vanilla sauce! The desserts in England are always this decadent. 🙂
A cosy restaurant in the area, where we went for dinner one evening:
All in all, it`s been an amazing week and I hope your Christmas has been just as nice!