fashion :: boxing day  

Hola, a late Feliz Navidad from meeeee. I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and I wish you the most wonderful New Year. 
My festivities this year were just as splendid as usual – lots of turkey, stuffing and my favourite…HONEY-GLAZED PARSNIPS. And with plenty of family, every moment was delightful. 

On Boxing Day, we renewed last year’s breakfast’n’brunch at the Freemasons in Wiswell. I love that place. It wasour third visit as a 14-person family and I always enjoy it there. It has a rustic country feel that makes you feel right at home, and it helps that the food is heavenly. 

The brunch menu consists of three courses. First is Danish pastries, croissants and pain au chocolats. Then it’s a generous serving of a traditional English breakfast or the alternative, a continental breakfast of cold meats, a selection of cheeses and preserves. I chose the latter after not wanting to feel so stuffed I wouldn’t enjoy the third course…PANCAKES. Two large scotch pancakes served with a delicious mixed berry compote and a dollop of icecream. 

I sat snuggled up in my chair eating away wearing some, dare I say, new clothes: a fur gilet which I received for Christmas and a green lizard print dress. I’ve never been quite so snug. Truth be told, I’ve not had the gilet off since Christmas Day. I didn’t realise it was possible to fall completely in love with a piece of material. And my boots (that you can’t really see) were a great bargain I picked up a couple of weeks ago from Debenhams; I’ll share the grey ones with you soon. Although my hands are tucked away in my pocket, I was wearing a New Look three-tier necklace, some dangly tribal looking earrings and a gold, bronze and silver bracelet. Oh, and a sapphire ring. One can never wear too much jewellery. 



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