Christmas Nostalgia

I find that December is all about looking back at the year more so once we are over Christmas and heading towards New Year. People never really seem to reflect on Christmas I found this tag last Christmas however I did not have time to publish it so I thought I would share it this festive season. 

What’s you favourite Christmas Movie?
I think I would have to say that it is the Muppet’s Christmas Carol as I have a feeling that this is one of the only ones I have seen, What can I say I am not a massive Christmas movie fan I just watch normal movies throughout the year. 

Have you ever had a white Christmas?
I can not remember one however, they may have been one when I was small which I do not remember. I think I would like one as it would feel very magical but this may just be me and wanting pictures of Jess playing in the snow and posing for Instagram. 

Where do you spend the big day?
I have always spent it at home with my parents for as long as I can remember. Since Jess came into the world it means that I have had to go down south between Christmas and New Year so that we can have another Christmas with Daddy and his family. I can only imagine how much easier it is going to be when we get our own house. 

What’s your favouite Christmas Song?
I feel like I would have to say Mariah Carey all I want for Christmas is you, however I do feel like we could do with some new Christmas songs as they are all getting a bit dated now but this may just be me the old ones are the best though. 

Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
No we have to wait till Christmas or after Christmas to be able to open presents. Even if we see people before the big day and get presents we have never been allowed to open them I feel like this may ruin part of Christmas for me if we could.

Can you name all of Santa’s Reindeers?
No I know I only know a few – Rudolph, Vixen, Cupid Dasher, Dancer, Prancer

What holiday tradition are you looking forward to this year?
Just been together as a family is the biggest tradition I am looking forward to because there is nothing better than been with family because I feel like we do not spend a lot of time together anymore not really good quality time. 

Is your tree real or fake? 
We have a fake one never have had a real one I doubt we will for a while because of the needles we don’t her to hurt herself on them. Maybe when she is more grown up and she knows she has to be careful.

What is your favoutite all time Christmas food?
I would have to say the twiglets which only seem  to come out at Christmas I refuse to entertain small bags or pigs in blankets which I really seem to enjoy as well. 

Be honest do you prefer receiving or giving gifts the best?
I am going to have to say giving because I enjoy seeing the look on other people’s faces when they get the gifts which I have purchased. I always find it pretty awkward when I am receiving gifts however we all know this could just be me

What is the best gift you have ever received?
I think back in the day it must have been when I got a new phone however, one Christmas that does standout it was around 6 years ago when I go a laptop without that none of this would have been possible. I only upgraded it around 18 months ago after a pretty good life it did start to die on me. Or last year when Joe paid for me to go to a log cabin in Yorkshire which was super beautiful. 

What would your dream place to visit for the holiday season be?
I would love to visit a log cabin in the snow so maybe in one of the Scandinavian countries lots of good food and lovely log fire which would help to keep us all warm

Are you a pro present wrapper or fail miserably? 
I am not the greatest but not the worst I would say that I am somewhere in the middle. You would not find my wrapping on Instagram at all for either reason

Most memorable Christmas moment?
I would like to say Jess’s first Christmas however, this may be because I have been looking back at the photographs recently and this is why it seems to be really vivid for me. It was such a special time I will have to admit been able to get excited about Christmas again because you have someone small for the magic to be real again. 

What made you realise the truth about Santa? 
I honestly don’t have a clue

What makes the holidays special for you?
Family and spending time with them some who I do not see for a while but it is always nice to have a good catch up with them 

Have you done this tag if so leave the link below in the comments

Charlotte x 

What We Did in January

I have decided that I am going to share with you hopefully every single month a reflection of the month and sharing with you what we have been up to. The reason behind doing this is because I love been able to look back and seeing what we were doing at a certain period of time. It also allows family who may not see Jess a lot to see what she has been up to as we can forget what we have been doing when we have not seen them for a long time.

January has not been the most exciting month even though I think we have done a lot this month the reason behind this is because I feel like everything seems to be a little bit dull after Christmas when everything seems to be all glitzy and bright.

We celebrated New Year with a meal on New Year’s Eve at Joe’s Uncle’s house we had a roast beef Christmas dinner if this makes any sense. We even had the crackers as you can see from the picture above I will state now Jess was actually laughing at this not crying she could have been from this picture.  I could not believe that she managed to eat all what she was given which was a lot and then she managed to polish off a desert as well. Over new year Jess made a new friend which is a dog called Dixie apparently they were friends at first but the next day they were best friends Jess wanted to play with her toys constantly and have her by her side at all times it got that bad she even wanted to eat dog treats what more can I say they must have become really good friends.

We had a few family walks this month which included around Rutland Water even though it was pretty cold when we visited for a quick family walk it was so beautiful. This may be a place which I will have to visit when the weather is warmer than it was when we actually visited. 
January saw Jess take so many baths she must have had a couple of Lush baths at least and they are supposed to be treats. I might limit this back to once a month again because otherwise, she will dent her mummy’s collection even though she has at least 15 in her own collection.  She has had so many baths this month because she is a huge fan of them even without Lush she seems to want to get super messy so she can have a bath. I think she must really love the new toys which she has in her bath and they are warm which I think is her favourite Jess for sure does not like been cold. 
This month also saw Jess spilt her month between our house and then her Nanny and Grandad’s house which is always nice when she gets time to spend with them because this is something which she does not get to do a lot. This meant that we spend one of the weekends travelling back to Yorkshire it does not take long to do but it is one which we never like doing. I think this is because we actually get so bored and this is the reason why we do not like doing this drive that often. 
We have had a lot of chill days this month because as some of you may know I have had a couple of exams and they may not have been the greatest but let’s hope I passed them. I found them so hard because of the fact that Christmas was not that long ago and we have too I found it hard to actually find time to revise for them but let’s hope I did well enough. Currently, I have had two assignments back both 2:2 but not that far off a 2:1 which I would need to apply for my masters. I had a week of which saw us declutter quite a lot I donated so much to the local charity shop however, I do have loads which I will be putting up for sale currently I have a small amount on Ebay but I am thinking about creating a second Instagram and selling some items there let me know if this is something which you would be interested in. 
The only other adventure we took this month was taking Jess’s Great Nan to York which as some of you may know is my University city and a place I spend more time in than I do my own city. We had a lovely walk around the city even though it was pretty cold we managed to have a good mooch around the shops. We took a trip to Lush because Lush York is my favourite and I have Jess addicted as well as Joe but I haven’t managed to get the future Grandma in Law I might have to buy her some at some stage so she will see how amazing lush is. We had a lunch at slug and lettuce which was not as amazing as when we had previously visited. We also visited the designer outlet and this meant that I got my first liquid lipstick from MAC which was super exciting. 
Currently, I do not know what we have planned for the month of February I think that we might have a few meals out because one it is actually Valentines.  We have grandma’s birthday which means that I get to do some shopping which is going to be super fun for me. We might even manage to get a trip down to see Joe’s family but this may not happen because university is going to get super busy again. We also have the start of the rugby season which is something very exciting for me because it’s a sport I adore and it’s a kind of escape from me.
What have you been up to in Janury? What do you have planned for February?
Charlotte x