My Little Loves for December
So it’s mid December and things are about to get crazy! It’s time to reflect on all my favourite parts of the month so far!
We were kindly send a copy of Binx the Jinx to review. A rhyming story about Binx, an incredibly cute black cat looking for friendship! At first Binx struggles to make new friends and gets bullied by the other cats because he is different. Then he meets Gin who proves that Binx isn’t a Jinx at all but in fact the luckiest cat around! The book is written and illustrated by Michelle Hird, it is beautiful, bright and colourful. Eden really enjoyed the pictures and it was enjoyable to read. We have loved reading this book and have read it several times already!
We have watched just about every Christmas film this month. Our favourite Christmas films have to be:
Elf, The Polar Express, The Snowman and the Snowdog, The Elf Story & Arthur Christmas.
Eden told me the sweetest thing, she told me ‘Mummy do you know you’re my best friend? You are my BFF’.
Sometimes that girl is just too cute for words!
This week I finally made time to make my Christmas rag wreath! Using a wire wreath frame and lots of torn pieces of fabric (about 1 inch x 5 inch in size). You simply tie each piece on to the frame. It didn’t take very long, was very simple to make and I think you’ll agree looks very festive.
Well this week we got lots of snow! This was Eden’s first proper snow that she can remember. The last time we had heavy snowfall was back in 2012 and Eden was just a few months old. So we wore… lots of layers! Unfortunately all of the gloves I’ve bought Eden are knitted and woolly, she doesn’t actually own a waterproof pair. I improvised, popping in one pair of gloves, a plastic bag to stop her hands getting wet and another pair of gloves on top! Sadly they slipped off her hand every time she threw a snowball so a bit of epic fail, lol!j
This week, I discovered a delightful little tea room in Brentwood Essex called Merrymeade Tea Room situated in Merrymeade House. We enjoyed a scrumptious afternoon tea and because we’re in December it had featured some yummy festive treats. It was brilliant value at £11.99 a head and Eden even had a kids one all to herself. One of my favourite parts of an afternoon tea has to be the sandwiches. The bread was so soft and fresh and had a good selection of fillings. The carrot cake and mini brownie Christmas puddings really were delicious. We can’t wait to visit again soon, we definitely recommend!
Visit their Facebook page for further details here.
I have been busy every day coming up with new elf on the shelf ideas. I’ve been trying to use new ideas as Eden would remember if I repeated many of them from last year so the pressure has been on. Here are some of my favourites I’ve used for 2017 so far. They certainly are cheeky elves, Eden is so excited each morning to see what they have been up too!
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Oh Eden looks like she’s having a ball in the snow! I love that she called you her BFF, that’s just too cute. They come out with the funniest little things sometimes. xx
Aw thank you! I love the stuff kids come out with, funny little things! X
Ha ha love watching all the Elves you need to borrow Yoda they could use his as a reindeer? OMG Emma you look so much like you mum in that photo ! It’s a lovely pic. I love Elf we saw the show a couple of weeks ago its amazing if you haven’t seen it I would recommend it. And the afternoon tea looks so good. Have a lovely Christmas #LittleLoves
Aw thank you so much, I’d love to see Elf! It looks amazing, I think the theatre version is on tv over Christmas, I’ll try and catch it! Have a lovely Christmas!