November has certainly been a mixed month. We had to cancel going to visit family for my sister in laws 30th birthday party due to the flood alerts in the area. There were train cancellations and warnings not to travel unfortunately. Then I also found out this month that I have type 2 diabetes which means a complete change to my eating habits. We have had some great christmas related stuff happen though which has totally made the month enjoyable. I'm so excited for December tomorrow and putting up our tree.
Let's now jump into the little loves for November.
I've managed to get through 4 books this month and 2 are for upcoming book tours I'm involved in. The first 2 I'd been meaning to read for awhile and have been in my tbr pile on our bedroom shelf.
The Brighton Mermaid By Dorothy Koomson
Confession I've read 2 of Koomsons books before and didn't enjoy them but this one I was really drawn to and I'm glad I decided to give it a go as I ended up really enjoying it. I'd say it's a mix of Romance and mystery/crime.
Pieces Of Her By Karin Slaughter
This one is a slow starter for me. Definitely not the most gripping of thrillers but still an ok read.
The Sound Of Her Voice By Nathan Blackwell
A brilliantly written crime thriller that kept me gripped. My full review will be live on December 6th.
A Portrait Of Death By Rhen Garland
Loved, loved, loved this one. Can safely say this was my favourite of the month and my full review will be live on December 9th.
I've been slacking with watching anything on TV, Netflix or films this month. I've only seen two films bad moms and Bad moms Christmas which I loved.
We don't go to see the fireworks as the noise really effects Blake and we are struggling to get him to wear ear defenders. However we got to watch some from Blake's room where the bangs weren't so loud and Blake loved them.
Christmas light switch on
We went to the local light switch on. They had it two days in a row which we were able to go to as the second day wasn't so busy and was without the bangs.
Santas Christmas Countdown
We also went to see a wonderful Christmas show locally which Blake loved he even got to meet santa after and get a present.
Not going to lie the last week or so I've been playing Christmas music. Christmas is my favourite time of year so why not prolong it.
Now 100 hits Christmas has a mix of the traditional songs we all know and more modern ones too.
Yep I totally decided to get into the Christmas spirit this month and have been wearing both Christmas pj bottoms and socks. I'm totally loving the cute gingerbread characters on both.
I made a simple card bauble craft that you can read about here. I've also made a list of ideas for our elf ready for when he arrives tomorrow.
Meet Pip McJingles who will be arriving tomorrow ready for lots of fun, adventures and mischief in the lead up to Christmas.
He is from Elf for christmas and we were sent him with a reward kit, 24 advent letters and a new book.