• Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Twenty-Five: My Blogmas Experience

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!! That’s right, the big day has finally arrived! By now I imagine you have already opened your presents and are halfway through a box of celebrations. I hope Santa has been kind to you all this year. For my final Blogmas post, I have decided to reflect on the last 25 days. I’d never even heard of Blogmas a couple of months ago. I had no idea what I would be letting myself in for. A new blog post every day was the challenge, and somehow I’ve made it to the end. My Blogmas experience has been a stressful one, but one that I have enjoyed. Trying to…

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    Blogmas Day Twenty-Two: My Favourite Blogmas Posts

    Yesterday I interviewed my very own fiancee with some Christmas themed questions which you can catch up on here!   Today I am going to sharing some of my favourite Blogmas posts that I have come across over the last few weeks. Everyone who has taken part in Blogmas and made it to this point deserves a massive amount of credit, and I’m proud of every single one of you. It really isn’t easy to maintain and I can see why so many bloggers drop out. Here are my favourite Blogmas posts that I have come across. Enjoy! Lorna’s Leaning http://thesweetpeax.blogspot.com/2018/12/lovechristmas.html My first mention goes to my very good friend…

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    Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Eighteen: The Best Christmas Lights In My Area

    In yesterday’s blogmas post I interviewed one of my best friends and fellow blogger Catherine with some Christmas themed questions. Today I want to share with you some of the amazing decorations that I’ve come across when I’ve been out and about in the area that I live in. It’s great to see so many people putting in real effort to make their houses look so magical. I have to credit these people. It’s not something that I would ever be capable of. I mean, think of the electricity bill! I’m going to be counting down my top 5 favourite decorated houses. #5 This picture really doesn’t do the house…

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    Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Fourteen: Decorating The Tree

    Yesterday I interviewed a fellow blogger with some Christmas themed questions.   Today I will be talking about the most exciting part of Christmas…decorating the Christmas tree. It’s something that I look forward to all year round. Even now, when I have my own place with my own family, I still enjoy going back home to my Mum’s house and helping to decorate the tree for her. I don’t think that tradition will ever stop. You may be thinking, why don’t you just decorate your own tree and grow up like a normal human being. The honest answer to that is that I’m not allowed to decorate my own tree.…

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    Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Twelve: What I Love and Hate About Winter

    Yesterday’s post was all about what to buy for your Secret Santa. December can bring all types of emotions. It can be a month filled with happiness and Christmas spirit, and it can also be a royal pain in the ass. I’m going to be giving an insight into what I like and dislike about the winter period. What I Like About Winter Christmas! Everybody loves Christmas. Apart from the few Grinch’s out there, zapping all the Christmas joy out of the world. It’s a time where you can really spend quality time as a family and make so many memories. I’ve always looked forward to Christmas right from a…

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    Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Ten: When Austin Met Santa

    For yesterday’s post I gave a few Elf on the Shelf ideas which you can catch up on here! Today I am going to be sharing with you the story of when Austin met Santa Claus for the very first time. It’s supposed to be a magical moment. Your child experiencing the magic that is Christmas. Children love Santa, and all of the magic that he brings. Austin clearly hadn’t got the message.  Austin has always had a fear of unfamiliar men, and some familiar men when he’s in a particular bad mood. He also seems to have a developed a phobia of beards as well. So as caring and…

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    Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Nine: Elf On The Shelf Ideas

    Yesterday’s post gave some ideas for gift ideas for your loved ones. If you missed it then you can check it out here! Today I am going to be giving you a few Elf on the Shelf ideas that you can do with around the house. Some of them are child friendly. I have included a few that you may not want to share with your children though. Just a few for fun for all the adults out there. Most of my ideas came from Pinterest. There’s so many cool ideas on there if you want to take part. If you are reading this and you aren’t familiar with the…

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    Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Seven: My Christmas Memories

    For today’s blogmas post I thought it would be good fun (for you anyway) to share some photographs from previous Christmases. Some of these photos are from when I was young, and some from recent years. When I came across these pictures there was some serious cringing happening, especially the first couple. I hope you enjoy reminiscing with me about my Christmas memories. They certainly brought back some nice memories for me. December 1993 – 1 Year Old This is me enjoying my second Christmas at home, clearly having a lot of fun on a rocking horse. I would love to say that I avoided hitting the dog with it…

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    Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Six: Christmas Traditions

    If you would like to catch up on Day Five of Blogmas in which I interviewed a fellow blogger about her Christmas plans then click here! For today’s post I will be looking back on some of my favourite Christmas traditions from years gone by. Every family has little things that they do every single year that makes their Christmas special and unique. Here’s some of mine… The Christmas Hits Our Christmas mornings would always start with some classic festive music. It would be the same CD every year blasting songs from Slade and Mariah Carey. It was a great way of getting in the Christmas spirit. The music would…

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    Blogmas Day Five: Christmas Questions With… Lorna

    Yesterday I wrote about my plans for Christmas this year. You can check that out here! I thought that it would be a great idea for Blogmas to interview some bloggers and find out what makes their Christmas so special. For this one I asked the lovely Lorna who I’ve only recently connected with on Twitter, but has quickly become a good friend. She writes a fantastic blog about cosmetics and writes reviews on cafes and restaurants, plus tips for some great recipes. You can find all of her information at the end of this post.   1) What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?   What I love about the…