Christmas Day 2018

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. This year we spent Christmas Day at my sister’s flat, her fiance cooked us a lovely turkey dinner and I ate too many roast potatoes! 😅 Well, they were put on the plate directly in front of me lol. Dinner was followed by a music themed board game, that I ended up winning(!) and The Jungle Book on TV. It was a good day except dad had caught the flu and got progressively worse over Boxing Day. 🙁 Boxing Day itself was spent at my parents where we had left overs served with Read More…

The Ultimate Christmas Tag

Merry Christmas to all my readers. 🎄🎁🎉 I hope you have a good day tomorrow, however you choose to spend it. I know Christmas can be a rough time of year for a lot of people, so try and take some time for yourself over the holidays. Have a break from the festivities if you need to. As tomorrow is Christmas Day I thought I’d celebrate by tackling the Ultimate Christmas Tag, that Femenish tagged me in earlier this month. You can read her answers here. 😊 Rules (are made to be broken): Link back to the original post (by Read More…

Christmas Traditions

When we were little my sister and I used to stay at home with our Gran on Christmas Eve, while my parents went out for the day. We thought they were speaking with Santa about last minute gifts or to see if we were on the naughty or nice list. 😅 … They were actually Christmas shopping and going out for lunch! Now that we’re older we get invited to go with them! But we still have other Christmas traditions we do every year which I touched on briefly in The Christmas Tag. Outdoor Lights Every year since I was Read More…

Gift ideas for men (written by men)

Is it just me or are men sometimes the hardest to buy for? When asked what they want for Christmas, birthdays or fathers day the answer is usually “nothing”, “you don’t have to get me anything” or “I need more socks”. 😅 With that in mind, I’ve asked a few of the men in my life to help with this post (thanks guys!). There is something for everyone on this list: the tech guy, the gamer, the outdoorsy type, those who build things, and guys who really do love getting socks. Gift ideas for men Portable phone charger In this Read More…

The Christmas Tag

The lovely Amylou tagged me in The Christmas Tag and as it’s the lead up to Christmas, I thought I’d share my answers with you. 🙂 You can read Amylou’s answers here. So without further ado… The Christmas Tag 1. When do you start getting excited for Christmas Day? Usually the last week of work, we always go out for drinks on the last Friday before our Christmas shut down. I think that’s because my sister’s birthday is the 17th December so we try to hold the festivities until after. But I do get excited by the run up to Read More…

Gift ideas for self care

Christmas is a busy period for most and with it comes Christmas parties, present shopping and socialising which can make finding time to relax and unwind difficult. A self care product can be a thoughtful gift to give this time of year (or any time actually), or to treat yourself with. With that in mind, here are my favourite gift ideas for self care featuring independent sellers on Etsy. Bath / Shower products I’ve spoken before about my love of baths, I think they’re perfect to relax in after a long day, and there are plenty of bath products on Read More…