(just a bit of a FYI, since I guess I've not had cause to bring this up before: I was born and raised in Cardiff, and obviously my parents still live here. Despite living in Southampton now, I still consider Cardiff 'home' and I miss it here a lot if I haven't been back for a while).
This past weekend 3 of my friends came to visit me for my birthday night out. Unfortunately I left my camera on the table in my flat (we were in a bit of a rush to get our trains the next morning!), sooo ... you'll have to wait to see those photos!
In the meantime, here's a photo of our Christmas tree that my parents and I spent ages decorating earlier. And by decorating I mean trying to make it stand up straight. It actually doesn't look all that wonky in the photo, but believe me, in real life it looks as if it's about to keel over!
Last year I didn't have the chance to do our family tradition of putting on Christmas music while we decorate the tree and put the various other tinsel, wreaths and ornaments around the house, because I was working in Marks & Spencer and didn't get a chance to come home until Christmas Eve. This year it looks as if I might not be able to come home for Christmas (though I don't know - I still haven't seen the Christmas rota at work), so it was nice to be able to get Christmassy with family traditions at least once this December.
Oh, and in case you didn't already know,
IT'S MY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW!
So happy birthday to me ;)