Friday 28 December 2018

Eating, Drinking and Being Merry #weeklyroundup

Hello everyone and a merry festive period to you all. This is a late in the day post as I actually got lost to what day of the week we were on. It's that weird limbo between Christmas and New Year isn't it where we're all completely stuffed but still eating our weight in chocolate and when we know we should get out of the house and go for a nice walk or something but actually we are more than content staying in our pyjamas and making the most of lazy days indoors.

Today is actually the first day where I've had nothing planned. We've been ice skating, out for dinners, visiting family and spent time catching up with friends but today is now dedicated to my sofa. I have my laptop on my lap, a drink one side and a box of biscuits on the other and I'm trying to make a start on some posts for January because I can all predict that the first month of the year will be a busy one.

But before all of that, let me catch you up on some of my favourite things from the last few days of December . . .



I finally finished the third instalment in the Dark Artifices trilogy and I also had the privilege of reading Nothing But the Truth which will be released next week (look out for my full review). 

My lovely mum bought me a big pile of books for Christmas so I thought I'd list them incase anyone fancied buying a few books to read in the upcoming weeks. They included: Bad Boy Brody by Tijan, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Beautiful Broken Things and Goodbye Perfect by Sara Barnard, Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before trilogy and Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway.

Question is which one should I start with?


Birdbox on Netflix. 

So many people are talking about it and with good reason. If you are looking for a film to watch make it this one, very clever and unbelievably captivating.


The sounds of excitement, the sounds of laughter and the sounds of contentment.


Christmas really does bring so much joy. It bought more than a smile to my face seeing my children so happy opening their presents and getting much needed time with family members. 

We've played many board games over the past few days and surprisingly there have been no sore losers. And I'm pleased to announce that I was the winner at Scrabble!


A pig of myself. lol.

Seriously, I can't stop eating and I've made zero effort to exercise but do I feel guilty? Not one little bit. As much as I'm actually looking forward to some healthier foods and getting back to my weekly workouts, it has been beyond nice not sticking to a routine, not caring how many calories I'm consuming.

And the bonus is I've gained an extra layer to keep me warm as it's got colder.


Apart from all of the Christmassy jumpers and dresses, I also treated myself to a new pandora charm, it just had to be a unicorn.


And lastly . . .

As the new year approaches and the thought of full time work, I plan to make the most of my free time with plenty of snuggles with the children, not being woken up by alarms and forgetting time, simply enjoying the time available to me.

Oh and not forgetting the fact that the kids want to spend their Christmas money, I feel a Primark haul coming on.

I hope you've all had the best Christmas and I'd like to finish by wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

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