Monday, 17 December 2018

Read With Me 2018 #50

Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks Read With Me. A big thank you to everyone who joined in with last weeks linky.

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Just to let you know that this will be the last Read With Me of 2018, time to enjoy Christmas! I will leave this one open for 2 weeks and will try my best to continue to comment and share over the next fortnight.

Friday, 14 December 2018

The Build Up to Christmas #weeklyroundup

It's less than 2 weeks until the big day that is Christmas and I for one cannot wait. This week has been particularly festive with various events at school as well as work parties and of course the obligatory last minute Christmas shopping. I don't want to say I'm finished on that front as there always seems to be something or someone that I've forgotten however I can definitely say that I am very much organised.

I'll admit though as much as I love this time of year, I've felt quite stressed out this week. Things getting to me more than they would any other time, just not enough hours in the day to fit everything in. For example I've already done a food shop this week but I will be getting up early Saturday morning to do the Christmas food and drink shop with my mum who will be in-between night shifts, madness.

And if you haven't heard enough about the C word carry on and read my weekly round up.

Read

I mentioned last week about reading the last in the Dark Artifices trilogy, well I'm over half way through the almost 900 pages which I consider a triumph considering my lack of minutes to do things.

I've made time for my youngest though.

Every evening at her bed time during this month we have been reading Christmas stories together. We take it in turns to read the pages and it's a real win win situation. I get a bit of quality one on one time with her and she gets to practice her reading skills at the same time and let me tell at five years old I can't believe just how well she can read.

Watched

The holiday season of Nailed It.

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Breathe Journals Book Review

Do you sometimes struggle to get time to just sit and breathe, to take a moment for yourself and reflect? I know this is something I find difficult and I often find myself wanting more hours in the day just to get everything ticked off my ever growing list of things to do. Now there has been a lot of talk in recent months about mindfulness, the idea of having something to calm and relax you but the trouble I've found is that I just don't know where to start.

Breathe magazine was something I'd seen over Twitter and what I discovered was that it was essentially a guide that aimed to help you to be a happier and healthier self. Their mission, to get people to make more time for themselves. The magazine has been successful filled with sections on wellbeing, living, mindfulness, creativity and escapes, it embodies the ideas of stress relief and includes some inspiring illustrations, words and activities.

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Get Ready to Feel Pampered This Festive Season With Find Me a Gift

It's the most wonderful time of the year but also the most stressful time for some of us. December is a busy month and one that sees many of us not only rushed off our feet but also worrying about things like where will we find the money for that massive list of presents requested, just where is everyone going to fit on Christmas day (those spare chairs come out to play) and how will we overcome all those dates, events etc slotted into the diary? 

I don't know about you but this festive season I'd like to feel pampered instead of put out and that's where Find Me a Gift have kindly stepped in.

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