November 2019 whizzed by! I was late writing up my October post, and now I’m behind with Novembers. I think for 2020 one of my New Year’s resolutions will be to be more ahead with my posts, plan ahead and not doing everything last minute! So here is what we’ve got up to and enjoyed in November 2019.
Christmas is soon upon us, and in November I made my Christmas cake and started on my prep lists for Christmas using my Perfect Parent Planner. There are so many things to remember happening over the festive season that I need my lists to make I sure I don’t forget!
On the blog, November was all about promoting my Christmas gift guide. I ended up with November being the highest ever month for page views. I hit over 30K, eek! But I always work like crazy in November so I can take it easy in December. I’ve also been building up my courage to chat more over on Instagram stories. I’m aiming to chat at least 3 times a week at the moment building myself up to once a day. I’ve found the more I do it the easier it’s becoming. So keep an eye out for my stories over on Instagram!
I built up the courage to visit the hairdressers right at the end of the month. The last time I went to the hairdressers was 2009 for a friend’s wedding. I didn’t even go for my own wedding, which I should have done so it was pretty with my wedding veils. My older sister has been trimming my hair for me in the last few years to keep it looking tidy. But after having the girls my hair was falling out and felt weak and tired. So on the 30th I went into the hairdressers and told them to cut it off. I had it styled into a bob and I love it. It’s still thin on top at the front but feels so much healthier.
We have been trying to be more careful and cut down our plastic usage, by using our reusable bottles. In the mornings I make all our drinks up for the day, so there is no excuse to have to pop to the shops for a bottle of water. I’m a huge fan of this gorgeous Friends of the Earth reusable bottle I was gifted. I’ve had lots of people asking about it at work. Healthy oceans are crucial for a healthy thriving planet so Ion8 is donating 25% profits of sales from this reusable bottle to support Friends of the Earth’s campaign to end plastic pollution.
The lovely people at sponge.co.uk sent us a delicious festive cake to try and share our thoughts on. We tried the Peppermint Crisp Cake. It’s mint crisp chocolate sponge with peppermint buttercream, crushed Whitakers mint crisps on top and sugared snowflake sprinkles to decorate. A wonderful minty taste but not overpowering, moist chocolate cake that lasted a few days covered.
In November I’ve been slowly getting back into my reading. I’ve been finding a few minutes here and there for myself to cosy up and read a chapter or two at a time.
This is the first book I’ve read from Rachel Brathen, so I knew very little about her. But that did not discourage me from giving it a go. It’s an emotional read while Rachel goes through the grieving process of losing her best friend. It made me feel sad at times but reading about someone with lots of courage pulling themselves through dark times is uplifting to someone like me who recently lost their dad.
Some of our reviews this month:
- We’re Off To Find a Unicorn Book Review and Blog Tour
- The Blanket Bears Book Review – A Book About Adoption
- PR School – Your Time to Shine Book Review
- Nestlings Review – Interactive Pet and Babies with Lights and Sounds
- Pooki Interactive pet with Sound, Movement and Animated Screen Review
- Herodrive Marvel Heroes: Mod Squad Superhero and Speed Squad Cars Review
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.