Blogmas Day 9; Letter to Santa

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Dear Santa,

Strangely enough I found this quite difficult to write, as I am not one to write a letter to you, and I really don't require anything. Well not that I can think of anyway.

If money wasn't an object, I would like for Christmas a house to move into, pretty please. Just a nice two bed house with a small garden and parking. You don't even need to pay for it, just point me in the right direction please.

May I also be given plenty of motivation to keep writing, so far so good big guy on Blogmas- ish. But I would really like to pursue my dream idea of posts that I have next year, and this includes travelling around the UK.

Thirdly, please help make 2016 better than 2015. No sudden losses in the family, human or not. No sudden waves of anxiety or pits of depression, so I can't meet new people. Just a nice and enjoyable 2016.

Oh I almost forgot, I would love a new hair dryer, so I can throw my old tiny travel one away. :)

Thank you and send many hugs to all your reindeer.

Becky x

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Blogmas Day 7; Things I love about Christmas

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Christmas is not normally a day I particularly love, and this will be explained in an upcoming post. However, if there is one thing I love about Christmas it would have to be the advent calendars that, in recent years, are becoming the most popular thing.
Go back a few years, and advent calendars where also the chocolate variety or, in our house, a fabric tree that hung on the back of the door and my brother and I would take it in turns to put a fabric decoration on the tree as a countdown.
Now a days, companies have jumped on the cash cow and produced advent calendars, from beauty products to building Lego scenes, there is an advent for everyone.

I've never been lucky enough to get hold of a beauty calendar, but I have this year been given a Gingerbread calendar.

Each morning I get a lovely, soft piece of gingerbread right up until the 24th December and they get bigger as the days go along.

Please do join in with Blogmas, it's never too late. Here is what is yet to come!

Blogmas Day 6: Practical Gifts for Bloggers

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Friendships of any kind are special, however when you meet someone through blogging or YouTube a sense of excitement fills when you've found someone who shares the hobby you love!
Combine the friendship with the tradition of giving at Christmas and you will definitely need a few ideas of what to get your blogging friend.
These are just a few ideas, you may find more affordable alternatives or have different ideas.
What have you got your blogging friends this year or in the past?
Share your gift ideas in the comment box below

1. Notebooks and stationary are essential for plotting ideas on the go.  You can find some cute items in all stationary shops, my favourite being Paperchase!

2. If there is one purchase that I have enjoyed myself, its my Filofax. Being able to diarise when I want a blog post up, and when I should start writing has helped so much. You can buy these online and have sales regularly. Alternatively, a normal diary is just as useful and cute.

3. Another useful item for blogging is the use of a camera. I'm not saying spend a huge amount on a portable digital camera, but what about a memory card, go old school and buy some disposable cameras, or, and my favourite, buy these awesome magnetic Instax films.

4. Along with a camera, and especially with the poor lighting, it may be worth gifting a light. I managed to find a ring light for about £25, and is so good to use. Check online to find the bargains.

5. This is by far my favourite idea, a box full of props. This where you can set yourself a budget and go crazy in filling it with background paper, battery powered lights. Basically anything that will help your friend when taking their photos.

Please do join in with Blogmas, it's never too late. Here is what is yet to come!

    *Due to my internet being silly and my work becoming slightly more hectic, Blogmas posts are delayed by 3 days. I will try my best to get them all up before the end of the year!*

Blogmas Day 5; Christmas Wish List

Saturday, 5 December 2015

I've noticed that as I get older my wish lists seem to get smaller and slightly, just slightly more expensive... That's a good thing right?!
Bring back the days of being a child where you would bookmark the pages in the Argos catalogue which would then get left in your parents eye view, hoping they would get the message that you wanted a Cindy Doll (Yes I preferred the substitute rather than Barbie!) or a Tamagotchi.
With this in mind I thought I would share with you my Christmas wishlist. Just going to leave it open for you guys.. hehe!

I would love to know your wish lists, leave a comment :)

Top Left - Michael Kors Hamilton Large Tote Bag
Top Right - Canon 10-18mm Lens
Middle Left - Dune Large Deloris Tote Bag
Bottom Left - Whistle and Bango
Bottom Right - Oliver Bonas Hanging Gold Glass Terrarium

Please do join in with Blogmas, it's never too late! Here is what's to come!

Blogmas; Day 4 - What are your Christmas Traditions

Friday, 4 December 2015

Apart from everything else happening to the run up to Christmas, there is one tradition that I look forward to every single year and I throughly enjoy.

On Christmas Day there is no rush to get up early in the morning, instead there is a peaceful slumber which is broken around 10am, rather that the usual eye watering 6am start.
However, routine is not broken in one family member and my Dad is the first one up in the morning. By the time I head down, the kitchen is bursting with the aroma of the turkey cooking in the oven, the fire is lit in the living room making it cosy and welcoming and a breakfast of smoked salmon and cream cheese filled bagels with bucks fizz is waiting on the coffee table, ready for the madness to start.
This is our Christmas tradition and I wouldn't change it for the world, and I hope I will pass it down to my family, eventually.

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Blogmas: Day 3 - Downloadable Christmas Wallpaper

Thursday, 3 December 2015

I think it's right to not only have your house decorated but to include your computer as well, and after scouring the depths of Pinterest I came across three websites that have the cutest wallpaper, and guess what ... It's free!

So take a look at the following links and get festive, maybe try adding some fairy lights to your desktop.

Amanda Genther
The Lovely Drawer
Ampersand Design Studio

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Blogmas; Day 2 - Top 10 Christmas Movies

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

One day down, 24 to go on Blogmas and if the songs were not enough to get you in the festive spirit, I'm pretty sure today's top 10 Christmas Movies will do just that!
*Disclaimer: These films are not in any order, and if I really had to chose my best one The Muppets Christmas Carol wins hands down!

Would love to know your favourite Christmas films, they don't even need to be Christmas related!
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Blogmas; Day 1 - Favourite Christmas Songs

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

It's here, the 1st of December is here! And as for the next 25 days I will be taking part in Blogmas. as I have been known to become a recent Christmas Grinch, here are my top 5 favourite Christmas Songs to help me get into the spirit, bonus points if you can guess which ones on repeat;

1. Fairy Tale of New York - The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl

2. All I want for Christmas - Mariah Carey

3. Christmas Lights - Coldplay

4. One More Sleep - Leona Lewis

5. Last Christmas - Wham!

Please do join in with Blogmas, it's never too late. Here is what to come!