What I enjoyed during Christmas 2018

Monday, 7 January 2019

Hot chocolate mug in front of Christmas tree

This weekend the Christmas decorations came down, that's right. The festive period is officially over in my household! This Christmas was a bit of a mix of emotions due to things that went on in December. However I decided to have a look back and document a couple of the moments I really enjoyed! 

1.       Taking advantage of all the Christmas movies on Netflix. Don’t you just love a cheesy festive movie binge? There were some gems this year. Whilst I couldn’t bring myself to watch the Christmas Prince: The royal wedding as I’d heard terrible things. I loved the Christmas Chronicals, Christmas inheritance and The princess switch!  The only downside of a Netflix binge was the amount of ‘christmas snacks’ I binged on while sitting on the sofa!

2.       Having some time off work to spend with family. This year we were able to spend a lot of time with family. Especially our niece and nephews, as they had moved home closer to us. Seeing them get so excited leading up to the 25th was so lovely to witness. Christmas is just magical when you’re a kid!

3.       Jet2 Holidays very kindly sent us a hamper of goodies to get us in the mood for Christmas. This included a variety of sweet treats and Christmas decorations for our home.  Tom and I tucked straight in to the mince pies and hot chocolate provided while looking through the goodies. The ‘Christmas market’ mugs that were sent  got us discussing our citybreak to Brugge last Christmas with our friends. Unfortunately we weren’t organised enough to arrange something similar this year, therefore decided to make a conscious effort to get something booked for Christmas 2019. It’s always fun walking around the Christmas markets, picking up special gifts for loved ones as well as having a cheeky baileys hot choc!

4.       We went to the Panto! Now I know for some, this is probably a yearly tradition but for me, it was the first year I’d gone along! I really enjoyed it! We went to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which isn’t exactly festive, but there were the odd nods here and there to the festive period! It’s obviously  tailored more towards young children, but enjoyable nonetheless.

5.       Socialising with friends was quite high on our agenda this year. Isn’t it funny how busy December can get social! Christmas parties, Christmas meals etc.  Christmas definitely does bring people together. It’s important to cherish those moments and make memories. Something I am taking forward with me in 2019. I’ve downloaded the 1Second a day app to document my year in clips/photos. It’s going to be really interesting to look back at the year next January! 

What were your favourite moments of Christmas 2018?

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