It’s been another difficult and draining month, yet somehow we’ve managed to make it through the month, and what’s more, we’ve made the most of an emotionally exhausting time for the sake of the kids – I’m so glad that we’ve got J & E to keep us trudging on, I’m not sure where I’d be without them.
So without further ado, here’s a few of my #LittleLoves from the final month of what has been the worst year of my life thus far.
Whilst I’d fully intended to spend a little time relaxing with a good read, I’ve simply not had the time to read anything other than my darling Dad’s documents, which I’ve spent the past month sifting through trying to get things organised and arranged on behalf of my Mum.
Perhaps reading ought to be a personal goal for the new year, it’s always good to fall into some fiction and escape into a book.
Given that it’s December, almost everything we’ve watched of late has been Christmas orientated. We’ve had almost four weeks of festive films, shows and such-like, and whilst much of what’s on seems to be repeated from past years (which I’d entirely expect during a global pandemic) I’ve taken great comfort in cosying on the couch with the likes of Phillip Schofields ‘How To Spend It Well At Christmas‘ and ‘Kirsty’s Handmade Christmas‘.
I’ve spent this past month being inundated with Christmas songs from left right and centre, talk about Mariah overload, I’m Christmas-carolled out!
It’s not Christmas without a squidgy chocolate log and mince pies, both of which I’ve made this week and I very much doubt will last very long.
Sadly the beginning of the month saw us all dressed in black, though we looked really smart and I’m sure that my Dad would have been immensely proud of the kids all suited and booted for his big day. Following the funeral, I’ve tried to keep things colourful, we’ve each taken part in Christmas jumper days and I’ve been sure to accessorise both myself and the kids with seasonal masks, headbands, hats and such-like.
Though Christmas 2020 is far from what I’d have imagined, we’ve tried our best to make the most of what feels like a pretty miserable situation. We’ve gone out and got the biggest Christmas tree, the biggest reindeer, we’ve hung the sparkliest of lights and we’ve even invested in new snowflakes and beads for the tree and the garland above the hearth. Though I may not feel entirely festive, our house screams ‘Christmas cheer’.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for reading my #LittleLoves posts throughout the year and to wish you all a very safe, happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.
Thanks again for reading my blog and I hope that you enjoyed this month’s #LittleLoves. If you fancy sharing some of your own #LittleLoves, then why not join in either through your own blog post or by leaving a comment below, I would love to hear what your #LittleLoves might be.