Monday, 25 December 2017

Christmas Day


Every year when I decorate my Christmas tree, my Mum always asks if I have any New York Christmas decorations. I always say no. Am just never in New York during Christmas season. Then in January while visiting the Empire State Building, I was one of these fools buying a Christmas decoration. I may add it wasn't on sale or anything. I paid full price $15, but then they know tourists will buy it.

Today it suddenly came to my mind that I bought the decoration, so it's finally hanging on my tree. (It's got a switch and lights up, but it's kind of hard to photo with the lights flashing)

I headed with my family to Westgate Farm for Christmas dinner. The worker came over and said "hi my name is bla bla, am your therapist, I mean server for today. We were like therapist ? She explained she has 2 jobs and she mixed up haha.

It was a three course meal and you had the option to take your dessert home, so we took the cake home.

Starter : Prawn cocktail 
Main : Carvery 
Dessert : Chocolate fudge cake


Merry Christmas 

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Jo Malone London Pine and Eucalyptus Candle


I always dreamed of owning a Jo Malone candle, but i was toing and froing about spending £45 on a candle. My parents headed to Jamaica last year, so they bought me one at dutyfree. I loved it that much, I have ended up buying another Jo Malone Christmas candle this year. I always believe you get what you pay for. Jo Malone is a luxury brand and their products, always come in a ribbon tied box.

Pine and eucalyptus candle, has that Christmas smell to it. The smell would make a good alternative, if you didn't want a real Christmas tree.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Christmas

My favourite thing at Christmas is picking a real tree (the tree I picked is the Norway spruce, from B&Q). Real trees have that Christmasy smell to them. I actually bought an artificial Christmas tree, when I moved into my house. Then I decided to celebrate my first year in my house, by getting a real tree. Ever since, I've always opted for a real tree. 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Edinburgh Christmas

The things you see everyday, you take for granted. I remember visiting Hollywood for the first time and walking along the walk of fame, trying to spot all the celebrity names. The second visit to Hollywood, it's a different atmosphere. You spotted the first timer tourists, with their heads to the ground. I loved the shops in Hollywood and Beverly Hills, but I think after 4 visits I started to take the place for granted. It's been 10 years since I visited Hollywood and now it's a dream to go back.  

I have went to New York every January, the last few years. (I won't be going to New York this January, as am hoping to go away somewhere different for my birthday.) My favourite thing to do in New York is taking a night walk, seeing all the Christmas decorations around the City. It made me think I never pay attention to the Christmas decorations in my own City, Edinburgh. After waiting in all day to get my washing machine fixed, I headed for a walk around town.  

I walked around town trying to spot all the Christmassy things and snapped some photos.

This is Edinburgh at Christmas :

Friday, 1 December 2017

TGI Fridays Christmas Dinner

I find December the most depressing time of the year. Another year has went by and I've still not found the one. However my friend Stine (thatscottishnorwegiangirl) tagged me in a post on Facebook, that said the name "Danielle" will find the one in 2018. Saying that I get some of those silly online things saying "he's by your side, already". 

The one thing I love about December, is Christmas dinners. Everywhere has Christmas inspired meals, this time of year. I headed to TGI Fridays at Fort Kinnaird and had the Christmas dinner.


I went to TGI Fridays last year, for Christmas dinner and they have a similar menu. I loved the Christmas meal last year, so I ended up getting the same.  The three course meal is £21.99, for a starter, main meal and dessert. There's also the option the buy the courses separately. If you buy the starter and main meal, the dessert is kind of free with the three course meal. 

Starter
Jack's Christmas dinner sundae
Main meal
Sesame Jack Frost chicken strips with fries
Dessert 
Warm apple and blackberry sundae

The drink I got was coke. 

The best part my Mum was drinking and she can be so unpredictable, what she says with a drink. I said as a joke to my Mum "ask for the check". Americans will understand, as they call "the bill" a check. I looked down at my phone and next thing my Mum says "can we have the check ?" Haha I said to my Mum we are in the UK, not America.