Christmas is over for another year already which is crazy. I hope you all had a wonderful time. We had such a wonderful December filled with all things festive. We've had Pip our elf join us for the month causing all kinds of mischief. Blake turned 5 this month and it's been so lovely to see Blake understanding alot more about both his Birthday and Christmas. He adores the Christmas decorations especially the tree with its colourful lights. We popped to a Christmas market in town and the tea cup ride was a hit with him.

Now lets get on with my little loves for December.


I've read 4 books this month and I also completed my 2019 challenge of reading 60 books this year and am currently on book number 64 which I hope to finish by the end of December.

All the wrong places by Joy Fielding
I really enjoyed this gripping read. It was for my last blog book tour of the year and you can read more about the book here.

An Island Christmas by Jenny Colgan
I have to read at least one Christmas themed book in December. This is one was a lovely festive read cuddled up under a blanket with a mug of hot chocolate.

The women in the dark by Vanessa Savage
Another thrilling and suspenseful read. I fully reccomend picking this one up.

The suspect by Fiona Barton
I love fiona Barton's thrillers and this one was just as thrilling as The Child which I read in 2018.

Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce
I do love reading novels based in world war 2 and Dear Mrs Bird is a light hearted one which I'm currently reading.

Every night I've also been reading Blake a book from his Disney Storybook advent calendar we got him this year. I love the mixture of stories featured and will be using it again next year.


You can see my bumper list of Christmas films as we've been making our way through the ones mentioned. 

Blake has also had quite a few videos from Santa via Portable North Pole  thanks to the magic pass we were gifted. 


Christmas songs have been played quite a bit this month and Blake has been singing Jingle Bells alot.


Blake and I have been loving wearing match Christmas Pjs. He was so thrilled to see that I have the same pair as him. These were from B&M and we will be saving them for next year too.

Blake's been wearing a few of his Christmas themed tops and we especially love the jumper I picked up for him from Aldi. He's worn it both for Christmas jumper day and on the last day of school before the Christmas holiday.


Stuart let me have one of my Christmas presents early..The new Pinch of Nom book! and so we made a couple of recipes from it. The oven baked Risotto with smoked salmon and peas was a favourite along with the ploughmans platter which we had Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve was the only time we got to do crafts and it was a The snowman set that I had picked up at poundland. Blake loved the colouring and painting and he wanted to me to do the scratch art which I feel turned out well.


Here are some photos from Blake's birthday.

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