Monday already. Scary isn’t it? Only 10 days til Christmas and 2 weeks until we hit 2015!
And can you believe this is my sixth Happy Monday post?! I started writing them as a way to cheer me up on the most miserable day of the week, and so far it’s doing the job.
I’m much more aware of when I’m having a good time and I’m slowly starting to notice the smaller moments of happiness. Those ridiculous couple of seconds when you think: YES I’M EATING A MCDONALDS IN THE PARK AND HELLS YES IT’S AWESOME.
You guys seem to be enjoying them too which is great because it’s definitely something I want to keep up in the New Year :)
1. Nicole Scherzinger’s bum-wiggle in Cats. If you follow me on Twitter, y’all will know that I went to one of the previews of the show last week. My full review of the show will be up on here tomorrow but I just want to pre-empt it by saying that Scherzy was SCHA-MAZING and her awkward little bum wiggle when she’s trying to be like all the other Cats had me and Ed (The Gizzle Review) in stitches!
2. Wearing my lovely new ASOS camel coat every single day this week. Gary calls it my Grandad coat and I love it because it really really is. It’s like a ginormous camel-y blazer and feels all loose and comfy over sweaters and jeans and boots. Love. Love love loooove.
3. Sipping champagne and looking at London all lit up at night from the Shard. FABULOUS. Also lovely to meet and catch up with some of my favourite blogger buddies: Erica (Being Erica), Laura (Heroine in Heels), Laura (Tiny Twisst), Laura (six out of ten) and Angela (The Awkward Blog). I am an incredibly lucky girl!
4. Buying myself a McDonalds for lunch and eating it alone in the park. Sad? Maybe. Satisfying? Fo’ sho’.
5. Spending the whole of Sunday playing Monopoly with Gary. We took periodic breaks for garlic bread and hot chocolate, but pretty much spent a solid 6h playing. My family play a lot of board games at home and it’s one of my favourite chill-out activities :)
6. The trailer for the BBC’s adaptation of Esio Trot. It’s one of my favourite Roald Dahl stories and I’m SO excited to see what Judi and Dustin do with it!
7. Getting into bed early on Saturday night. Gary went off to a party but I was absolutely shattered and couldn’t stomach the thought of being out after midnight. So I got into bed with my Kindle and Big Bang Theory and was fast asleep by 10pm. Bliss.
8. Wearing my Rudolph Christmas jumper and drinking mulled wine in a warm and cosy corner of a pub in Covent Garden. Iiiit’s Chriiiiistmaaaaaas!
9. Meeting my aunts and cousins for dinner on Friday night. I don’t see them often and it’s sooo nice to catch up properly! :)
10. Crossing the Golden Jubilee bridge on our way back to the tube and stopping to breathe and take this photo. Oh London. I do love you ♥
How is everyone getting on with Christmas prep? :)
I’ve still got a whole load of wrapping to do, as well as sorting out all my travel arrangements and figuring out what to pack!
I’m flying home on Sunday and I’m sooo looking forward to being back for a week. My friends and I are planning a massive Christmas reunion with Secret Santa and pretty dresses and everything. All grown up ‘n stuff.
Then I’m gonna attempt to get my bake on with Miss Mama, and I cant wait to see my brother and sister again. Christmas is definitely all about family for me. It’s the one time of year where all five of us are together again, and I look forward to it all year long.
I just can’t imagine not being with them to open our presents and watch DVDs and fight over who gets to eat the last bit of turron!
I feel like even when we all grow up properly and have family’s of our own ‘n all that stuff, I’ll still want to run away and be with Mum and Dad and CJ and Ches for the day.
Is that normal? Or just a(nother) sign that I’m not a proper grown up yet?