holidays

The Holibags are Done

Well, that’s our holidays for this year over and done with 😦

We are just back from a fun filled and sunny week down south.
Started off with a few days in Birmingham at my dads, a couple of days in sunny Somerset at grandads and ended with a quick stopover in Lymm at my sisters.

We all had a ball whilst away, wish I was still there as I miss my family a lot. But there is always cheeky wee weekends in between the next long visit :).

And now it’s back to normal on the blog front, got a fair few posts to get out this week so bear with me. I expect tonight will be a caffeine fuelled night of writing. Love it!

Here’s a few snaps from our week away.

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Christmas!

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I know, I know, it’s not even December and yet here I am writing a post about Christmas, with my apple and cinnamon spice candles to get the Christmas effect.
It’s only 42 days until the big man in red has been and delivered his presents.
And the next 41 days will fly by before you know it.

I always get excited for Christmas (you would think I was 7 and not 27!) and this year I am more excited, for a good few reasons.
Junior is nearly 4 so he understands more about Christmas, not to mention the Santa’s watching bribery now works! (Naughty mummy)
His little sister will be turning 2 in a couple weeks and its fair to say she doesn’t really have a clue. Just copies her brother shouting “Santa Santa” when he talks about it.

Previous years, I have spent far too much on the pair of them and went completely over the top. Our house was literally brimming with toys as granny and grumpa like to spoil the monsters too.
This year I firmly put my foot down and have been quite thrifty with the present situation. And I am quite pleased that I have managed to stick to my plan.

I have bought presents throughout the year, during half price sales and the likes.
We got a lot from the last ELC sale and at great prices too.
Now I have all their presents in and hidden, it just leaves me enough time to try and persuade the Mr to get me an iPad for a present (he should shouldn’t he??).
My plan for Decembers payday to only be spent on food for Christmas dinner and not forgetting the wine, is coming together.

My last reason for the excitement is that my little old dad is coming up for Christmas :).
It’s made us so happy, as he stays down south and its a good 4-5 hour journey so we don’t get to see him as often as we would like.
I’m a proper daddy’s girl, always have been, and the monsters adore the ground he walks on.
You can see why we are ecstatic about this.

The only down side is my big sister can’t make it up for Christmas. Her Mr is taking her away for her birthday and they won’t be back until Christmas Eve. She also stays down south.
I mean how rude is it that she has a birthday 4 days before Christmas! Ha ha. (We love her really)

Are you excited for Christmas?
Doing anything extra special??
Share your Christmas plans and get in the festive spirit like me 🙂