Christmas Game Favourites

On Christmas day once all of the family have finished their Christmas dinner the only think to do next if to play some Christmas games. I love playing games with my family as we do not get the chance to do it that often these days and it bring out our competitiveness that we use to have when we were younger. These are 5 of our favourite games to play:-
1 – Rapidough
The game is one of my favourite to play with my family because it is so easy to play so family members of all ages are able to play it. This game has come out every year over the last few years and even my nans enjoy playing it.
2- Monopoly
Monopoly is the ultimate family game and it always get the competitiveness out in my siblings and I. This year I have even bought the cheater version of monopoly for a family member this year so I am really excited to play this.
3- What do you Meme?
My boyfriend is obsessed with Memes so this was the ideal game to play with him. There are various images from memes and you have to match it with the best captions.
4- Cards
I love playing cards and every family member seems to know a different game. This is a simple game that allows all the family to be able to play together
5- Dobble
I purchased Dobble in the summer and I am really enjoying bringing it out to play with my family over Christmas. Dobble is a really simple but enjoyable game to play

Which are you favourite games to play at Christmas?

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Christmas Film Favourites

One of my favourite things about Christmas is watching Christmas films. When it is cold outside I love nothing more than getting cosy and watching a Christmas film. Over the years I have watched many Christmas films but here is a list of a few of my favourite ones:-
1- The Grinch
The Grinch is one of my most favourite Christmas films so much so that every year for Christmas my mom buys me Grinch Christmas pyjamas. If you haven’t seen already Primark always has really nice Grinch pyjamas. I have always loved watching the Grinch as it is a good feel good film and I usually leave this to watch on Christmas Eve Night.
2- Annabelle’s Wish
Annabelle’s Wish is one of those films that nobody else has ever heard of. It was a film that I was brought one Christmas when I was younger that I loved so much that I make sure that I watch it most years even now. It is a cartoon film about a cow called Annabelle who wants to be a reindeer. It is a super cute film for young children.
3- Home Alone
I think everyone loves to watch home alone at this time of year. Its one of those films that I never actually think about watching but I always find it on TV somewhere and end up watching it. This films also reminds me of my childhood.
4- Miracle on 34th Street
Miracle on 34th Street is the must see film this time of year. I love to watch this film and often watch it more than once. It is the perfect film to put you in the mood for Christmas.
5- The Holiday
The holiday is not always the most typical Christmas film but it is one of those films that I really enjoy watching over the Christmas period because it is very light hearted.
6- Jack Frost
I have watched Jack Frost every year since my sister was brought it one Christmas when we were younger. Even though it starts off really sad; it is still a really great family film to watch.

There are many more Christmas films that I love but these are the ones that I make sure that I watch every year to get me in the Christmas spirit ready for Christmas day.

December 1st

Yayy it’s the first day that we are actually allowed to get excited about Christmas!!
Every year during November I enjoy looking for advent calendars to see which new ones have come out this year. This year I bought my boyfriend the Reese’s peanut butter cup advent calendar as this is his favourite chocolate. We never used to be about to get this advent calendar in the UK so as soon as I see it I have to buy it just in case they are not for sale in all shops. I have got a Thornton’s advent calendar this year which I am really excited about.
When I was younger we used to have one of those advent calendars that my parents would fill up with little chocolate treats/ lollipops. As there was three children in my family this was really good because it meant we didn’t have to share one advent calendar where only one of us got a chocolate each day.
Even my dog has an advent calendar and she seems to know that she has one because last year I remember each day at a certain time she would know that it was her turn to have her advent treat.
Today I am going to go and do some Christmas shopping for my family members. I have actually already brought quite a lot of my presents this year already which I am really happy about as I am never usually this organised. Although I am struggling to think of present ideas for my mom as she is always the one that I struggle the most to think of gift ideas for. I enjoy going Christmas shopping but usually I go quite early so that I can be done before it starts to get really busy.
Hope you are all enjoying the first day of December 😊

Festive Season

It’s December tomorrow so please can we start getting excited about Christmas?

Christmas is my favourite time of year so I’m excited to be able to share some of my Christmas traditions with you during the month of December. Even though we have not yet reached December the Christmas spirit has already started to take over me. I may have even put a small Christmas tree up in the office this week.
I think the thing I like most about Christmas is the joy that it brings. I know that not everyone celebrates Christmas but in general the level of happiness seems to be higher around this time of year and it almost starts to feel a little bit magical.
I went to my first Christmas market of the year a couple of weeks ago; it was the Victorian Market in Gloucester. I wasn’t sure if it was a bit early to go to a Christmas market but I really enjoyed it. There was load of different stalls to look around and lots of food to try. When it started to get dark and the Christmas lights were on and I could hear Christmas music it was just perfect. I really enjoyed the market and hope to visit a few more during the run up to Christmas. I think there may be one in Worcester this weekend so I may go and see what that one is like.
Over the next few weeks I am going to be writing about my favourite Christmas films, Christmas foods, gift ideas, traditions and many more Christmas things so please do stop by and check them out 🙂

Life Update

I haven’t blogged in the last week mainly because I have been trying to focus on other areas of my life and just haven’t really had the time to blog or I just haven’t really been feeling it. However I am back in full flow now and will be continuing to blog more regularly.
It has been quite a busy week this week at work as we have new managers in so there is a lot of change going on. I have still been looking for new jobs but I am still waiting for an interview to be arranged for a job that would be my dream. I did receive a email last night last to say it will be organised within the next 3 weeks so that made me feel a little more positive with the situation as I was quite worried that I hadn’t heard anything for the last month and a half. I am really hoping to have a new job in the next couple of months as even though I do enjoy my current job I do feel that I need to progress and set myself a new challenge.
This weekend is a fairly chilled one, I have spent quite a bit of time with my sister and we enjoyed a nice walk earlier with her dog. I am off out for a meal with my family tomorrow as it is my parents 30th wedding Anniversary. I then plan to hang out with my boyfriend and have some chilled time before going back to work on Monday. Tonight I am just catching up on bit and bobs that I didn’t get round to doing in the week so a fairly uneventful night planned but it is one that needs to be done so that I can empty my brain of a few jobs that I need to do.

Time to think of some blogs for the week ahead!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far 🙂

Take Back Tuesday

When I was younger we used to always go stay on a farm in Aberdaron in Wales. We went most years and I have the best memories from it. My Nan and Grandad used to come as well and sometimes other family members would come to visit while we were there too.
Aberdaron is only a small village surrounded by the most idyllic beaches. There is a similar vibe to Devon with the beaches being quite similar. We used to enjoy exploring the nearby towns and chilling on the beach followed by an evening BBQ.
None of my family had been there for quite a few years but we all have so many great memories. Not so long ago I was staying about an hour away and I decided to go and revisit to see if it was how I remembered it or to see if it had changed. As we started to get closer everything just felt more and more familiar. We arrived in the village and it was really surreal because all of these memories were coming back to me. The village is exactly the same as it was back all of those years ago.
I walked along the beach and I fell back in love with this place and I really would like to go back this summer and take my family with me. I sent them a picture asking them to guess where I was and the instantly knew because I had the picture taken on a wall that we always sat on in the village. My nan even has a painting of the town in her house.
Aberdaron will always be a special place for my family and I and I do hope we continue to visit there in the future.