Despite her recent split from her husband Nick Knowles, Jessica Knowles has admitted that she had the "best Christmas ever". The HELLO! Online blogger spent the festive season with her adorable son Eddie – and seeing the excited look on his face on Christmas Day was a highlight for the single mum.
Writing in her blog, Jessica revealed that the pair spent Christmas at home in Gloucestershire, seeing family and spending as much time outdoors as possible. But the "standout" moment was a visit from Santa.
"The memory that will stay with me from Christmas 2016 was the moment Eddie saw that Father Christmas had placed a present on the end of his bed," wrote Jessica. "Eyes wide open, he reached tentatively for the present whilst whispering 'Mishmash!' (Father Christmas). He picked up the present carefully before shouting 'Nanny, Nanny, Nanny!' and waking her up to show her what Father Christmas had delivered.
Jessica spent Christmas with her two-year-old son Eddie
"Still wrapped, he carefully carried his gift all the way downstairs and placed it on the living room table where he continued to look at it in awe – the look of a child who is realising magic exists."
Jessica continued: "I couldn't have captured the emotion of that moment on film, or in a photo, the way that I will always remember it; that look of wonder, disbelief and joy on Eddie's face will stay with me always. For that moment, and many more that we enjoyed this Christmas, I can happily say 2016 was the best ever."
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Nick and Jessica split for a second time in December
Jessica split from DIY SOS presenter Nick for the second time in December. The couple married in 2012 but parted ways in January 2016, and then again later that year attempted a brief reconciliation.
Remaining positive as ever, Jessica also opened up about her New Year's resolutions, writing: "I do resolve to make a simpler life for myself; less social media, more social life, less photos, more fun, less meals out, more cooking for friends, less worrying, more action.
The single mum said her New Year's resolution was to "make a simpler life for myself"
"Almost half the time we live in a suspended reality of filtered photos and carefully chosen words and we judge how successful or popular we are by the response we get to them."
She concluded: "I don't want Eddie growing up seeing me glued to technology and this Christmas was testament to how enjoyable life is without it."