I’m sat writing this, basking in the glow of someone who has nine days off work. Not only that, but someone who has a week of fun planned for her birthday. Yay me! But before the celebrations begin, here’s a look at a few favourites from the last week.
It’s so hard to find things to do with Jenson now the weather is getting colder. He loves being outside but we can’t really spend hours out on his bike or playing in the park like we usually do at the weekend. His Aunty Domi bought him some fun Christmas crafts, so last weekend we painted a Snowman suncatcher and headed to a free family craft session at the local gallery. He loves being able to cut and stick himself.
Truth be told, Luke and I don’t spend an awful lot of time together, so the other night we sat down and watched Arrival together. It’s one of those films which was hyped as one of the best of the year when it came out but has taken us until now to see it – hashtag parent life! It wasn’t what I was expecting and well worth a watch. Catch it on Netflix. Cider and chocolates optional.
Speaking of snacks, I couldn’t resist Asda’s Christmas crumpets when I placed our most recent order. You’re never too old for novelty food.
Holidays are coming
Not only have I seen the Coca-Cola advert three times now (I still squeal a little bit every time and crank up the volume) but I’ve started swooning over festive window displays too. Jenson was quite taken by this one.
I’m so fortunate to be able to work with some bleddy awesome brands. A package arrived the other day, as part of my upcoming 12 Days of Christmas giveaways, and it just made me feel so grateful and appreciated. I love what I do.
I like to try and do something fun with Jenson when Luke’s working at the weekend. Yesterday we got the bus over to The Range to look at Christmas decorations (more fun than it sounds) and we called in at Pets at Home on the way home to look at rabbits we’re not allowed to adopt (renting rules). We both totally fell for Maisie. Jenson said: “She’s sad. She needs to go home.” No, you’re a mess!
As I said earlier, I’ve got a birthday on the way. 31. Yep, no longer 30 but actually in my thirties. It feels older… But you know what softens the blow? When angels like Dom make you a birthday picnic <3
I’ve been really good and not opened any presents so far. Look at all the pretty paper.
So how does a grown-up celebrate turning 31, I hear you ask? Well, I’m only having 24 hours off from work and parenting! It’s my friend’s 30th a few days after my birthday and we’re treating ourselves to the ultimate spa break – a night’s stay, dinner, breakfast, use of the facilities and an hour-long treatment. Don’t mind if I do! Plus I’m off Christmas shopping for the day with another friend and getting the house ready for Christmas. Exciting times.
There won’t be another ‘favourite things’ post for a couple of weeks as my 12 Days of Christmas giveaways will be running from 1-12 December. I hope you love them.