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Christmas Day Gifts: I did well!

So I’ve been a bit of a ‘bad blogger’ over the festive period, my bad! I promise to make up for it though guys. Anyways, let me tell you about my Christmas Day celebrations. Kelly and I ‘always’ get an invite to Kelly’s mums house for Xmas Day. Unfortunately I’m not blessed to be as close to my mother. But anyhow, thats a different story!

Kelly and I woke up early, not because Santa had been (honest!), and we opened our gifts. Diesel and Angel were spoiled rotten with toys, as per usual! Kelly bought me some Nike Blazer trainers, which are awesome! And I also received some perfume, Hugo Boss which is my blast from my school years, and an Impulse gift set. I also received a little present off Kelly’s boss from work – everyone loves me, it seems! I was most impressed with the gift, it was one of those ‘what on earth is it’ presents. It baffled me until I unwrapped it. It was a cream tea light holder. I think it’s made from porcelain, and its just beautiful. The candle, which was included, smells of vanilla – mmmm, my favourite! The design of the cream porcelain candle holder is beautiful, it even has my initial on the front of it – sooo personal to myself, and I love it! Apparently, ‘E’ stands for Energetic, Engaging people (or something). Kelly got the exact same tea light holder, only hers features a ‘K’ on it. We have found the perfect spot for our contemporary tea light holders, which look fabulous on either side of our bedside cabinets.

Not only did my gift receiving stop there, when we arrived at Kelly’s mums we were offered various drinks and given a variety of gifts each which included a Me to You onesie, luxurious slippers and a fantastic Soap & Glory gift set (we absolutely love S&G cosmetics!). Next thing, I noticed a small envelope which had my name wrote on it. I opened it and peered inside – £50 in cash for me to hit the sales with, buzzing! Kelly’s mum and Trev are so generous, god love them!

My brother, who is a proper ‘mummy’s boy’ was invited to my mothers for Christmas Dinner, pretty shocking considering I/we did not receive an invite – but never mind. Anyways, my brother arrived at Kelly’s mums house with a huge bag full of gifts for Kelly and I. Kelly was spoiled with some Adidas Hi-Top trainers, a black F*** Me I’m Famous Ice-Watch and some Thornton’s chocolates. I however, was very spoiled indeed. I was handed four gifts, and told to open them in a specific order. Firstly, I received a F Me I’m Famous Ice Watch and OMG, a 64gb Apple iPad in white, followed by an official Apple iPad case (in red), and also a brand new leather diary for my desk at work. I was well impressed!

Then… Kelly’s uncle Paul and his partner arrived. They dished out more gifts and I received a Ted Baker cosmetic set. We finally got around to sitting at the table for our beautiful M&S Christmas Dinner.


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Darlington winner Grace Moulder bags £3,000 with her Dior interior designs!

Being from Darlington, I was immensely proud to see a young Darlington interior designer win the National Design Academy’s (NDA) prestigious competition. After a year of hard work, Grace Moulder’s creation was unveiled on 31st May 2012, and she was awarded £3,000 for her winning design.  There were over 500 entries and Grace Moulder, a Teesside University graduate, was picked to carry out the re-design of the rooms which are based in the River Crescent apartments in Nottingham.

The competition was to create a design for a £1m penthouse apartment, and this 22 year old certainly did this. Grace had £100,000 to spend on the apartments furnishings. Grace had a look around the other River Crescent apartments and noted that they were all based around famous designers such as Paul Smith, Chanel and Hugo Boss to name a few. Grace decided to base her interior design around Dior, using simple clear streamlines and a classic mineral colour palette, she stated.

Grace created a layout which had clearly defined zones, by using shapes and materials to mould them. She also used key focal points to draw people in with a bit of ‘wow’ factor. Here at Home Desirable we absolutely love the winning design!

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