Monday, 11 December 2017

Make it Monday - Christmas Decorations

 Our tree seems to get fuller every year and I don't really think we need a bigger one. I aim to buy one decoration per year and we've received several as gifts. I like a tree that tells a story. There are memories on there from our first Christmas together, the first in our flat, our engagement, our first as Mr & Mrs, our first in the house, Isabella's first Christmas and Joshua's. This year we bought a small wooden decoration on our Harz holiday and I used my Gonis products to make two that I'll share with you soon.

As a result of this, and since the lower part of the tree is a bit emptier due to our curious one year old, I decided to repurpose some of the basic baubles. I bought a bit of greenery on sale at Netto, trimmed it down and filled four vases with that and the baubles. It was simple but effective. I love that it ties in to the tree and spreads the Christmas feeling around the room.
It makes a lovely centrepiece for the table when we host my in-laws on Boxing Day too. The best part is the beautiful smell of the real fir tree branch. I'll be making this a new tradition!

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Saturday, 9 December 2017

The Saturday Update

Another crazy week here. After a quiet weekend, it feels like we haven't stopped since and we're truly in need of another one.

Joshua started nursery and apart from catching a cold, he's had a brilliant start to this new phase. Like his sister, I seem to have more trouble getting him to leave!

Monday evening was the nursery / kindergarten AGM and it was quite an eventful evening. The meeting lasted almost three hours.

I spent the week making work plans for the new year including some online training. It felt good to get back into the world of teaching.

Wednesday was St Nicholas' Day. We were all spoiled and Isabella had a theater trip too.

Joshua had his check up on Thursday, which went well. He was much braver than his mummy when it came to his jabs.

Yesterday was non-stop! From nursery, to swimming, cleaning at home, cleaning at kindergarten...

We're hoping for a quiet weekend as we all recover from coughs and colds.

Friday, 8 December 2017


More than one of these made me laugh while drinking coffee.

What an interesting survey!

An interesting article on marriage.

Good tips for entertaining.

Too easy to relate to.

Hilarious and true.

DIY fun.

Staying on track.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Wednesday, 6 December 2017


...attending meeting after meeting about work.
...Christmas shopping.
...worrying about an unwanted intruder in the house.
...making great plans for 2018.
...loving/hating settling Joshua in at nursery.
...reading this page turner.
...cycling again and enjoying it.
...enjoying this season through Isabella's eyes.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

December Goals

Here are my goals for this month:

  • Get Joshua settled at nursery.
  • Try two new recipes.
  • Celebrate a nice, relaxed, family Christmas at home.
  • Get the house in order.
  • Work out a work schedule for 2018.