Surprise Christmas Basket Giveaway Winner + Question of the day #22 (UPDATE – My answers)

Remember my Surprise Christmas Basket Giveaway? I’m a bit sad that most of you chose not to participate.

Anyway, some people did and there’s obviously a winner:

Bravo Joy, who blogs over at:

https://lightredgold.wordpress.com

Dear friend, congratulations!!

You’re getting a box full of goodies as soon as you email me at: pinkfordays@outlook.pt

I need: First and last name; address; favorite color; birthday; 3 things you love; 3 things you hate.

I won’t say what’s in it until you decide if you want to share the contents here on my blog, once they get to you 😊

Now, let’s move on to our questions!

Do you celebrate Christmas?

How was Christmas?

What was your favorite thing about Christmas?

Where did you spend it?

Was there something you disliked/hated?

Tell me about one of your Christmas traditions (not your family’s, not your parents’, YOURS).

Did you get presents? Do you have a favorite?

Are you still recovering from Christmas or getting all excited for New Year’s Eve?

❤️🌹😘

 


My answers:

Do you celebrate Christmas?

I do. We’re catholic. I mean, both our families are catholic. Rui and I believe in God and have faith but we don’t actually commit to a specific religion or church. If we’re asked, we do identify as catholic, though.

How was Christmas?

Absolute crap to be honest. Family drama, my sick grandmother, some annoying family members, the whole deal.

What was your favorite thing about Christmas?

When it was over.

Where did you spend it?

Christmas eve at my mother’s house with my Rui, my mother, stepfather, sister, grandmother and uncle. Christmas day with my in-laws with Rui, my mother and father-in-law, my brother in law, uncle and aunt (Rui’s but I call them uncle and aunt anyway) and grandmother and grandfather (Rui’s, but I call them grandma and grandpa anyway).

Was there something you disliked/hated?

Need I say more?

Tell me about one of your Christmas traditions (not your family’s, not your parents’, YOURS).

I throw a Christmas Party for my friends every year on the 23rd of December and we do Secret Santa.

Did you get presents? Do you have a favorite?

Rui and I don’t usually get gifts to each other. I think we stopped doing it when we moved in together. However, this year, we decided we would get 10€ and see how many cute and fun things we could surprise each other with. Funny thing, we went to the same store separately and chose the exact same gift bag for the other, by accident. Nice coincidence.

I got a few very nice gifts. My family got us both H&M gift cards and paid 50% of our new washer as a gift. My mom-in-law gave us a really nice, sturdy and fancy pot and a REALLY wonderful bag for me. Rui’s aunt got us a set of towels and his grandma got us a set of sheets.

From our secret Santa we got a pair of fluffy sleepers and a pink notebook (me) and this ping pong kit to make our dinner table into a ping pong table (him).

Are you still recovering from Christmas or getting all excited for New Year’s Eve?

Gosh, I’m definitely still getting over Christmas but I have had to start thinking about New Year’s Eve, even if it’s just to decide if I’m doing nothing. We though about throwing a party but most of our friends are already busy (that’s what you get for asking 5 days before) and our family members always complain we live in the middle of nowhere so, I have no plans or any idea at all.

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25 thoughts on “Surprise Christmas Basket Giveaway Winner + Question of the day #22 (UPDATE – My answers)

  1. Invisibly Me says:

    Congrats Joy!
    I spent Christmas at home (I’ve just done my Christmas blog post where I said about my gifts and posted a photo of the turkey – which turned out really well, I’m proud of myself!) We don’t really have traditions per se, just ways of doing things, like presents, then small breakfast, lunch between 1-2pm, boardgames, plenty of alcohol and some kind of stand-up/comedy/action/light hearted film in the evening. Now I’m just catching up on blogging! 🙂
    How was your Christmas Chey? Hope you had a lovely time xx
    Caz

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    • Cheila Belinda Cruz says:

      Well, mine was not very good but I’m honestly used to the drama. I’m actually looking forward to hosting Christmas at our home but it has yet to happen. I have yet to read your post, I mean, I haven’t read anyone’s posts in ages. I’ve been so busy since September. I’m so glad you had a good Christmas. I’m proud of you, I’ve never cooked a whole turkey lol

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  2. lifeofangela says:

    Aww, sounds like it was a nice quiet Christmas 🙂
    Rory and I still get each other gifts for birthdays and Christmas, but that’s it. We used to do Valentines, anniversaries and all that, but at some point we both agreed we couldn’t be bothered 😀

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  3. iwannabealady says:

    I don’t celebrate Christmas, never have, and I don’t mind it one bit. After that drama-filled Christmas with family, I definitely think that you and Rui should take the money and energy you would spend on New Years and do something cool, fun, romantic together just the two of you. Start the year with a cleanse of all the headache and stress. Even dinner at a really nice restaurant may be a nice change and no clean up afterwards. No dirty dishes is a blessing girlie.

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    • Cheila Belinda Cruz says:

      I know, honey. Although I don’t think your family is half as crazy as mine. Do you know what I would actually like to do for New Year’s? Nothing lol staying on the couch, fireplace on, special meal, and that’s it. But mom is having a party and her young goddaughter is coming so I’m tempted. We never have kids over for parties lol

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      • iwannabealady says:

        I say screw the kids and stay home, lol. You guys have a fireplace?? So jealous. It’s too hot for me to use one here, but I’m still jealous! You’re making me want to go find snow and lay on a cozy faux fur blanket in front of a fireplace.

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