Reasons to be Cheerful in December

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This is a new type of post, which I’m hoping will add some variety and personality to my blog. In the modern world, with all its stresses, sometimes it’s hard to appreciate the small things. I know for me, the recent dark and gloomy weather has really impacted on my mood. So, in a attempt to recognise the small things and focus on the positive things in life, I’m bring you my monthly reasons to be cheerful.

1. It’s Christmas this month!

I love Christmas, it’s my favourite holiday. This year I’m looking forward to spending it just me and my hubby, we’ll eat lots of food and watch lots of films. I love Christmas Dinner, decorating the house and giving and receiving presents. It’s great to have some quality time to spend with Matt (hubby) as we’ve both been so busy the past few months, I feel like I’ve hardly seen him.

The first Christmas Dinner I made in 2007.

2. I’ve got a week’s holiday booked!

I had some holiday days to use up for work, so I have a whole week booked off work at the start of Decemeber, I can’t wait to use this time to unwind and not think about work for a while. Plus, I’m off work at the same time as hubby, so hopefully, we will be going away on a short break. Again, pleased to have some time to ourselves and away from stress for a week or so.

3. I’m going to Sandersons for Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea!

The Alice in Wonderland themed Afternoon Tea at Sandersons hotel in London has been on my wish list of days out ever since we first moved to London. I’m excited to be going for a friends birthday in December, I honestly can’t wait! I’ll be sure to blog about it too, as it’ll be quite a different experience for me. What to wear?!

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4. The Hobbit is out at the cinema!

I’m a geek at heart, I love films. One of my favourite film franchises from the past ten years has got to be Lord of the Rings, so I’m super excited to see the first instalment of The Hobbit. However, I’m a little concerned about why or how they have managed to translate one book into three films, whether or not it’s going to be worth seeing in 3D and I don’t know who I’ll be going to see if with as hubby is not into Fantasy films at all. Nonetheless, big movie events like this are always a highlight for me!

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5. Lots more great films and television to catch up on!

Following on from point 4, December will be spent relaxing and mostly at home being snuggly and eating lots of snacks. We’ll be continuing to watching Game of Thrones Series One and I’ll be picking up The Dark Night Rises and True Blood Series 4 on DVD, both of which I’m excited to be seeing again. Of course, for Christmas there will be the obligatory viewing of Elf, Jurassic Park and any other gems that turn up in the TV schedule.

 So there are my five things to be cheerful about in December, as tiny as they may seem.

What are you looking forward to the most in December?

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6 thoughts on “Reasons to be Cheerful in December

  1. Loved this post Jayne!

    Hope you get to spend some quality time with your husband and get feeling festive. The Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea sounds great btw!

    I’m looking forward to the amazing Christmas dinner my sister makes and also watching nice things on TV in the run up to Christmas. I also love buying presents 🙂

    Fee x

  2. Totally agree with all of these as reasons to be cheerful!
    Have to say I’d not heard of the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea before, but that’s totally going on my list of things to do before I’m 30.
    Betty
    x

  3. That Christmas dinner pic is dangerous, I’m craving all Christmas foods right now! I really like the look of the Mad Hatter afternoon tea – I was going to take my Mum there but it didn’t happen in the end. I can’t wait to see what it’s like. Enjoy xx

  4. I hope you have a lovely Christmas/run up to Christmas with your hubby, it sounds like it’ll be a nice break for you to spend some quality time with him. The Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea sounds awesome too – I’d love for you to blog about it! 🙂
    E
    x

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