November 2020 was just the worst month I’ve ever known, losing my Dad is one of the hardest things I’ve ever dealt with but it’s also taught me a very important lesson – life is incredibly short, shorter than you may believe, thus embrace each and every day, enjoy every moment and hold onto every drop of happiness that falls your way.
With that in mind – I will endeavor to hold onto the happier memories and to celebrate the memorable moments, thus here are a few of the things which I have somehow or other #LikedandLoved throughout November 2020.
Despite living through a lockdown, we made the best of bonfire night at home with a few fireworks and plentiful sparklers – though it wasn’t the large display that the kids have become accustomed to over the years, it was still special and made the night memorable.
A New Bag
I’m a sucker for bags – I am forever changing and switching my handbag and workbag and this month I bought myself a brand new tan, leather brown bag for work which I’m sure will be well used throughout the year.
The Great British Bake Off
Given that ‘The Great British Bake Off‘ aired slightly late for the kids, we’ve been watching it as a family each Friday on catchup, it’s become a firm family favourite and though we very much enjoyed watching the final, I was a little sad that it had to come to an end.
With December speedily descending upon us, the kids have been desperate to listen to festive music and though I’ve not been entirely in the mood, it’s been rather sweet to see the kids enjoying some Christmas classics rather than their usual ‘pop music’.
I’ve not been particularly hungry recently, nor in the mood to cook so I’ve been rather grateful for the festive nibbles which have started lurking in our kitchen. I’m well aware that cheese and crackers aren’t entirely healthy but heck – they’ve been much appreciated this month!
Though I read tarot, I also enjoy delving into alternative methods of divination such as oracle cards. This month I was very kindly gifted three brand new oracle decks to review and share on this here blog, one particular deck, Manifesting Your Greatness, has since become a firm favourite.
The Game of Life
I don’t know why they bother modernising classic board games, we’ve had The Game of Life Adventures Edition for a few years now and I’ll be honest – it’s just too complicated to fathom! Having sent said board game to charity, I decided to invest in the original 80’s edition board game and it’s been a real hit with the kids.
Flowers & Cards
Following the loss of my Father, both my Mum and I have been inundated with the most beautiful flowers, cards, and thoughtful gifts from family and friends. It’s been a real comfort during such a devastating time.
Getting Christmas Cracked
Given that I’ve spent the majority of this month dealing with the devastating decline and loss of my Father, I thought it only wise to prepare myself and to ‘get Christmas cracked’ early in the day. I completed my shopping way back in September, I know it sounds stupidly early but I knew what was coming and so it was a relief to finally complete the family calendars and my daughter’s cards earlier this week – I’m yet to write my own cards but at least I’ve got everything else wrapped up (well not technically wrapped as of yet but you know what I mean…)
Spending Time With My Dad
Though it was sheer hell watching my Dad decline and sadly slip away, I took great comfort in spending those final few weeks and days by his side. I realise that I’ll never get that time back and I’m so very glad that I made the right decisions and put the less important things to one side so that I was able to be there right till the end.
Thanks again for reading my blog – I hope that you enjoyed reading what I have #LikedandLoved throughout November.
If you fancy sharing some of your own #LikedAndLoved points from the month then why not join in either through your own blog post or by leaving a comment below, I would love to hear what you #LikedAndLoved this month!