I wish you a Merry Christmas!

It’s Christmas Eve afternoon, if you look out the window it looks you could be overseas in the dead of winter. Rob’s Mum arrived before and declared that it was the quickest trip from Sydney to Scotland. Our little village is covered in thick white fog and mist and we are all ready for Christmas tomorrow.


This evening we head down to the pub to see Santa and all our friends for a drink. Tomorrow we are a travelling circus leaving here in the morning after presents, heading to Rob’s brothers’ place in the morning pop over, lunch at my Mum’s place and then driving up to my Dad’s place at the beach in the night. I guess that’s what comes with being a pregnant designated driver this year. We just had the best Christmas news of all – Rob’s Dad is finally out of hospital this afternoon after weeks of being stuck in there. We don’t need to get anything else now.

Christmas over the years for us is always about food and family and friends. Because to me, those things equal love.

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This is going to be our last Christmas just the four of us, the little one inside is well and truly making itself known though with lots of kicking. I said to Daisy this morning that we will get to enjoy Christmas and the magic of it all once this baby comes along for so many more years. How lucky is that?

I hope that the this evening and the next few days are a special time for you and your family. I know there are many Mums and Dads and Grandparents out there like me who have spent weeks and months prepping for tomorrow, thinking of thoughtful gifts and presents for everyone, food to eat, things to do, decorating and the like. I hope YOU get to enjoy it without being too tired or frazzled. I hope your kids enjoy the magic, that if you are spending time with friends that you hold them close to your heart and fill their bellies with laughter and good food. I hope for those of you sick or with loved ones who are not well, that you can enjoy things the best you can and hope that next year will be better. For those having Christmas without loved ones for the first time, I hope you can look to the memories of your times together with a smile and not too many tears.

Enjoy, be safe and take a moment to sit back tomorrow and see just how lucky we are. We are loved, we have people to love. Life can be hard and busy and grown up but we are in the thick of it, and that’s something. Something pretty wonderful.

Merry Christmas friends x


  1. The Little Red Hen says

    *Sniff* what a nice Christmas post. Last year I said the same thing you said to Daisy about our 3rd baby-to-be when talking to my big (5yo) girl about it all. This is our first Chrissy as a Fabulous Five

  2. Merry Christmas Beth, thanks for your hard work, and inspiration.. Sometimes you make me just laugh out loud.. I just did some more of your pickled cucumbers and sent the recipe on to my Mum in law.
    Relax & Enjoy, I know I am going to.

  3. Merry Christmas to you & Rob, Harper & Daisy and to the kicker.
    Thank you for writing a blog that I love to read Beth.
    Here’s to you!
    Cheers xx

  4. Thank you for sharing your life and thoughts with your readers. I am so glad I discovered your blog. We need more people like you in the world. I know you will have a blessed Christmas. Enjoy.

  5. Wishing you & your family a lovely christmas & a happy & healthy new year. I agree that being home from hospital in time for christmas is the best present ever 🙂

  6. Lovely words.
    Have a wonderful day tomorrow.
    Thanks for sharing your special moments with us.

  7. Merry Christmas and hoping you have a wonderful Day…relax and enjoy as I am sure next years will be very busy for you!! xxoo

  8. Thank you for all your beautiful thoughts for Christmas – hope yours is just great.

  9. Merry Christmas to you & yours from me & mine! Thanks for a great read this year Beth.

  10. That was so lovely to read it bought tears to my eyes. Wishing you & your family a Joyful Day x

  11. Merry Christmas! Many thanks for keeping Australia alive and well for me. It’s a joy to read your blog…all the very best for the New Year… it looks like it’s going to be a bonnie and bright one for your family!

  12. Lisa Aherne says

    Merry Christmas to you Beth and to your family. I look forward to sharing 2015 with you too.

  13. Fiona Guglielmi says

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and thank you for your very entertaining blog, I love reading it.. Enjoy tomorrow and the rest of the christmas break.

  14. Merry Xmas to you and your family. It’s been a pleasure to share your life through your blog. I look forward to next year and the arrival of your baby. Take care and best wishes for the new year.

  15. thankyou beth!
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and 2015!
    enjoy! love m:)X

  16. a fire? Wow we don’t even have one here in Germany! Hope it is wonderfulxx

  17. Very Merry Christmas to you and yours! x

  18. Merry Christmas to you and the family, Beth. Thank you for sharing your life and loves with us. Your blog is always a joy to read. Take care and we look forward to more wonderful insights in 2015. xo

  19. It’s 12:39am according to the iPad clock, and I’m relaxing with a cuppa after wrapping the kids’s pressies. Lovely post Beth, I wish you and your gorgeous family a wonderful relaxing day tomorrow and over the festive period, all the best for 2015 xxxx

  20. Merry Christmas Beth, Rob, Daisy, Harper and bump. Wishing you a beautiful time away with your family. See you in 2015!. xxx

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