Happy New Year everyone and thanks so much to everyone who continues to link up each month. December is an awesome month, I adore Christmas so I knew there would be lots of things to write about for this January’s Lovely Things. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all a wonderful and lovely 2016, I also look forward to reading about your lovely things from the past month.
I wrote in last month’s Lovely Things that unfortunately my cat was poorly and sadly he didn’t make it. You can read more about it in Goodbye Farley Cat – You Will Be Missed. We were all so very sad to lose him. After some deliberation, at first we started being very sensible about the whole thing and wait and then decided that the house just felt wrong without a cat. The plan was to wait until after Christmas, and then as we are pet lovers and know that a pet would never just be for Christmas in our house, and everyone was just so sad we decided to just get one.
So introducing Scout, we have had him for nearly three weeks and he’s just coming up on 16 weeks. We originally enquired about a female tabby, but after discussing it with the breeder, decided she would be too timid for our crazy house of two small children and large Rhodesian Ridgeback. He has fitted in really well. He’s got plenty of spunk, which is what we needed in a cat. He’s already made friends with Logan and our dog Florence. I’m particularly pleased that there seems to be a bond growing with Logan, as he adored our old cat so much and the feeling was mutual.
Christmas is one of my absolute favourite times of the year. It may sound cliche but I genuinely love giving as much as receiving. Choosing the perfect present in order to watch the person’s face when they open it. This year my son is 4, and really getting into the magic and excitement of Christmas. We have some wonderful memories. Our trips to see Santa, baking together, going to a carol service, putting out mince pies and carrots on Christmas Eve, we introduced a Christmas Eve box this year and it was a great success. But nothing beats seeing their faces on Christmas morning. Them running into the front room with gasps and excitement and the deluge of ripped paper.
I was a lucky bunny too and got some great presents, and took part in a really fun Secret Santa with a blogger group I am part of. I will be sharing some of my stationery goodies in a post later in the month.
Overall, the Christmas holidays have just been so lovely. With the exception of Aria having hand, foot and mouth I have just loved having simple family time together. Cosy films, trips to the park, visiting family, cuddles in bed. Sometimes it really is the small things isn’t it?
It wouldn’t be a Lovely Things without a handbag now would it? And this month I have two gorgeous ones to share with you. First is this beautiful bag from What Daisy Did which I reviewed earlier in the month. Such fun colours and beautiful leather.
The second is the amazing Christmas present my husband bought me. If you’re a regular reader, you may remember by December Handbag of the Month which was the Anthony Mulberry satchel. Well you’ll never guess what my husband went and did? He only went and bought it for me!
I was so taken aback and I am currently refusing to wear it on rainy days in case it gets damaged. 😉 .
That was my lovely things from December – what are yours?
The first Monday of every month I will host the Linky, all you need to do to join is:
– Write about something lovely, be it a new purchase, a favourite item you’ve had forever but want to share, a great book, home decorating, maybe a lovely experience like a beauty treatment or coffee with a friend, new shoes, make-up, handbag, whatever it is as long as it’s lovely I want to know about it! 🙂
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– Comment on the host’s post
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– The linky will remain open for two weeks
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