Hi guys! Wow, after this crazy Christmas period and Vlogmas, I haven’t been able to keep up with my blog posts as much as I’d like.
I just wanted to have a big chat with you all really - tell you about our christmas, update you on things that have been going on with us! So if you’re ready for a seriously conversational style blog post, read on!
Well, I can officially say that this Christmas was the best Christmas I’ve ever had in my life. Rose and I spent Christmas day alone, together, just us and our pets. Bliss. We took Wilma on a massive dog walk and the weather was gorgeous - totally chilly, mildly windy and extremely blindingly bright. We walked around all our favourite places holding hands talking about nothing really. I was feeling really proud that we managed to get all 24 vlogmas videos up, the final 3 going up on Christmas Eve! But that was great, because after a solid December of vlogging, editing and uploading constantly, we could officially take a short YouTube break and not think about anything ‘work’ related. Instead, we could chat about our future, our goals and just all sorts of rubbish really.
We came home and while the dog and cat lazed around and dozed, we spent a few hours cooking together. A fun fact about being Vegan at Christmas is, you can actually eat the majority of what is on the meat eaters plates. I really love winter vegetables, and at Christmas they are done SO well. I love honey glazed parsnips, I love potatoes in all forms, I love peas, broccoli,sprouts, carrots, beetroot, red cabbage, everything! I had my own nut roast, stuffing and gravy. Rose’s Mum had suggested we put fresh orange juice in our gravy, so we tried it and - WOW. Mind = BLOWN! The food truly was delicious and we rented some films on amazon and cuddled up with the pets and watched them on the sofa. Oh - and I made LOADS of vegan baileys with a new recipe involving vegan ice cream and I practically drank it by the gallon! Delicious!
A couple of weeks before Christmas I’d visited my Mum and family and that was lovely too. A long while ago I showed my Mum the youtuber Niomi Smart and my Mum is now addicted! My family are trying to eat less meat (my positive influence) and I bought them a nutri bullet as one of their Xmas prezzies. It’s great because my Mum has soya and almond milk lying around the house and knows how to make vegan pancakes, so it was easy staying over and relaxing. I love hanging out with my younger sister, I always sleep in her room with her and stay up late chatting. I miss her a lot, I hate not living close to her, but it makes our time together extra special when we spend it together. At Mum’s we’d watched one of my favourite films About Time together and generally enjoyed lazying around while Mum brought me cups of tea. I also enjoyed spending a lot of time with my family cat Minnie, because she’s really really old and isn’t going to stay in this world for much longer. She’s the first cat I can remember owning and she’s literally about 20 years old, and the best natured cat you’ll ever meet. As soon as you walk into a room she’s waiting for you to invite her for a cuddle and a stroke.
After Christmas Rose’s sister Laura came over on Boxing Day and we’d laid out a spread of nibbles like we did in this Vlogmas video, and exchanged prezzies. The next day we all drove over to Rose’s Mums house, which took a while but the car journey was fun! Rose’s Mum made Christmas amazing for me - she’d cooked soon many delicious Vegan recipes and bought Vegan treats for me! We all have an ongoing joke about Rose’s Mum that she’s a ‘feeder’. She cannot go one minute without offering us food! After lunch, she’ll bring out coffee, cake, biscuits, nibbles. After nibbles, she offers chocolates, crisps. Then before you know it, it’s time for another meal!
Another highlight over Christmas was visiting mine and Rose’s friends Tom and Lauren, and their gorgeous children. Giving presents to actual children is such an amazing feeling because they react totally honestly - and seeing them playing with and using the gifts we gave made my heart proud! A frozen themed scooter went down a treat! Rose and I took tons of videos and photos of us playing with the kids, cuddling the baby and singing frozen songs!
Now Christmas is over, we’re hitting up the new years resolutions hard! But I’ll save that for another blog post. My apologies if I’ve rambled, but the last year was so perfect, with Rose and I getting married, moving to London, flying to Norway to film an episode of a TV Show and started to do episodes on BBC Radio 1! It’s really been a banger of year, and this Christmas truly was the cherry on the top.
I have more blog posts to come! So if you enjoy my chatty, diary style posts, let me know in the comments below! If you have any requests of anything you would like me to blog about, tell me! And the same goes for my YouTube channel! It’s you guys who read the blogs and watch the vids, so feel free to tell me what you’d like to see more of!