I travel, I plant, I paint (mainly walls), I scoot, I tie dye, I write

There’s a list of festivities that I am well and truly ticking off already.

Some years I don’t get round to doing them all because once December comes along everything is go go go, and among the Christmas parties, visiting family, and getting rat arsed as often as possible (and then the hangover days) – when do you find time to do the things that make you feel really festive?!

These are the things I’ve been up to in November, that somehow are essential to feeling festive that I don’t do any other time of the year.

Ice skating – even better, in an empty ice rink


Drinking warm alcohol with spices in


Stood outside in the cold weather to look at lights


Made Christmas crafts that I actually adore this year


And then there’s the seemingly endless Christmas shopping, silly jumpers (James and I wore them in September) and popping on a Christmas film at any free moment (I’ve watched Love Actually twice and Arthur Christmas four times).

I really like this time of the year, encase you couldn’t tell.

And James’s suggestion for this list? ‘Not arguing.’ 



6 thoughts on “The things you do once a year

  1. Loved all of these, but must say, drinking warm spicy alcohol (mulled wine, anyone??) is my FAV!


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    1. Me too! But I know sooo many people that hate it with a passion. Even though it warms your tummy and all that good stuff x


  2. Ahhh I really want to skate in an empty skate rink as well! That doesn’t happen at all in my place. Unless you rent the whole place, of course. And yesss shopping ❤

    yuki, solivagantic

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    1. I didn’t think it happened here either but we went off peek, which is lucky for me because I’m not very good! Crashing into little kids isn’t what I need! Ha


  3. How did you get an empty ice rink!? Jealous. I really wish I could go ice skating but have been too ill to go for a few years. I used to go to the outdoor ice rink at Somerset house in London every Christmas but that was obviously always jam packed!
    Also love actually is the best Christmas film.

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    1. I’ve never been to Somerset house ice rink before! Always envied over it though of course, but yeah Christmas is not quiet in London! This ice rink is at a garden centre and we went during school times – that’s the key.
      I made my partner watch Love Actually for the first time and he actually loved it ha x

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