Blogmas 2019

Blogmas Day 21 – Christmas Meal with friends

Good morning all,

Last night, a group of friends and I met for our annual christmas meal. We’ve been meeting up every christmas for over 10 years now, I cant believe how the time has flown by!

I had a few errands to run yesterday, picking up parcels, collect and deliver an oven for a friend, meeting family etc. My stomach was still very painful and I was feeling rough but I’d stopped being sick, so thought, just power through.

Comfy and cosy OOTD

Stripy Jumper – M&S

Jeggings – H&M

Knee High boots – New Look

Bag – Paul Costello

Scarf – cant remember but blooming snuggly

My boyfriend and I got home about 2pm and I was ready to call it a day.

I snuggled up on the sofa with him for a bit and slowly drifted off. I contemplated cancelling plans with friends, but thought if I havent been sick today then just power through. I really didnt want to, but I got into bed about 4pm and had a hour and a bit nap. I can’t stand being ill.

I woke up just before 6 and got my glam on.

I let me hair down before my nap, and slept on it in a good position as I woke up with amazing bed hair… hardly any frizz. That never happens! For the first time ever I wore my hair naturally big and curly for a night out, it may not seem like a big deal but for me it is, especially as my hair freezes so easily. I wanted to embrace and rock the natural look.

Eye shadow – Bella Pierre, Liquid Shadow Eye Candy

Lip – NYX Sandstorm

Dress – Boohoo

Shoes – Matalan

I wore the same dress that I wore to my works Christmas do 2 weeks ago. Yes yes, I am an outfit repeater. Who isn’t? All I could think of was…

‘Lizzie McGuire you are an outfit repeater!’

We met at Michelangelo’s in Ryde. A gorgeous italian restaurant, to have a christmas meal with a twist.

For my main I had the Turkey;

Turkey breast parcels stuffed with spinach and Provolone cheese, wrapped with smoked bacon, roasted in oil and white wine, served with Fagiolata (Borlotti beans stewed in tomata sauce with rosemary) Sauteed potato side‘.

Oh my goodness, it was the most scrumptious turkey I’ve ever tasted!

For dessert I had a tiramisu. It was so rich light and fluffy, perfection!

After coffees and a shuffle around the table to have a chat, we headed to a bar for a drink, whilst some of the group had a boogie.

11pm hit and we decided to head home. Since I havent been feeling well, I decided to have soft drinks for the night and to drive us there and back.

When I got home I realised the richness of the food wasnt the best idea. The stomach pains were incredible. Compared to the toast and dry foods I’ve had the past 72 hours, my body didnt know what the heck was going on!

Apart from the stomach cramps, we had an absolute incredible time with friends, I love that we all make the effort to see each other, even if once a year. I feel extremly thankful to have these people in my life.

Kaya •