Friday, 21 December 2018

End of Eras and a Changing of Pace #weeklyroundup

Here we are, just a few days away from Christmas and I'm sitting here in the early hours of the morning writing this post, just thinking about the year that has is now behind me. It's been quite the year and honestly I am looking forward to a changing of pace these next coupe of weeks, being able to relax, enjoy time with family and not worry for just a little while.

School is now finished for the holidays and it is also the hubby's first day off of work for the festive period too and even though I'm awake early like always, it's nice to know that technically I haven't got to rush around. 

Time for all the food, drink and merry ways.

Read

I was very lucky to receive a proof copy of Tanya Landman's new YA novella, ONE SHOT from Barrington Stoke. This lovely story won't be officially published until March next year which is when you will see my full review but I just felt it deserved a mention before that.

one-shot

There are some powerful words in this short tale so if you feel the need to pre-order a book any time soon I reckon it should be this one!

Watched

I have viewed many festively themed programmes and films this month but one movie stood out for me this week, The Star. It is a lovely remake about the story of Christmas, just perfect for families to watch together.

Heard

As a parent I always feel it is such a privilege to get to see our children grow up and learn new things. And it was a proud mum moment when I saw my eight year old with her class in church playing ukuleles and singing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. They did so well to learn how to play an instrument in such a short space of time and it was wonderful group effort from both the kids and their lovely teachers.

Wore

All the Christmas outfits.

I mean tacky jumpers, festive t-shirts, the lot! Could never resist that jolly feeling when wearing all the festive clothing. I think people were most impressed with my gingle bells top.

gingle-bells-jumper

But the best thing I got to wear was a beautiful pair of earrings from a pair of quite frankly awesome work colleagues which leads me on to ....

Made

There was a sort of end of era for me this week. I had my last day working at my current job. I worked at my children's school and between having my children there for the best part of 9 years, I've always volunteered/worked there for over 3 years too so it was a real bittersweet moment for me saying goodbye, there were more than a few tears.

So the new year a new adventure awaits for me, which is scary and exciting all at the same time and whilst the future seems a little uncertain right now, I know I've made the best decision for me and my family and I have a good feeling about 2019.

And Lastly . . .

Now that we have some free time first up on the list is going ice skating and when I say going ice skating, I mean I'm going to watch the girls with their dad whilst holding on to a hot chocolate.

All that's left to say is Merry Christmas.

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