Day 8 Christmas Log Blog: Surviving the Boxing Day Sales? Just don’t go!

 

I never understood why people have to go shopping on Boxing Day for Sales when you just had Christmas what’s so important in getting things straight after. Just wait for a few days that’s what I would do; but then again I grew up in what I think is normal spend few days not actually doing anything at all, not going out other than for walks or going to see family and what not.

Then the second week we start going to into my hometown and we look around. I find that the two weeks of Christmas and New Year is the only time that I don’t actually spend anything because I have Christmas and birthday just a week after from each other. Whenever Boxing Day falls my birthday will land on the same day a week later and always lands on a Bank Holiday as well. So I’ve never actually had to go to school on my birthday or work on my birthday either managed to get those off. Bad Luck Card Factory failed to realise that one for two years of working for you that I managed to get that day off for two years when I wasn’t meant too.

Haha always like to kick back on a crappy company anyway. Like is worked two Boxing Days for the two years there and nothing really happened as it was really quiet; I didn’t understand why the shops were open because it’s not like it was busy or anything, no one was rushing to get cards or anything and I always felt sorry for the people who had to come in and work when they couldn’t spend a few more days with their families. This country is well and truly messed up.

Day 7 Christmas Log Blog: Bonkers Absolutely Bonkers!

Day 7 has finally arrived; Christmas songs are playing, kids are finally bonkers for Christmas and yet I think I’ve finally given up on the idea of putting my tree up in my room. I was trying to figure out when to put it up but I think I’ll wait until I’m awake enough to decide when I’m going to do it.

This year I believe my main house hold decided to have a real Christmas Tree the last time I had a real Christmas Tree has to be when my sister was about 3 years old and she got over excited started to spin around or run around in a circle got so dizzy she fell into the Christmas Tree. It was actually funny however one of my parents didn’t think it was funny as the needles were everywhere and they hated that they keep on hovering it up.

I got home from work the other day and I was tempted to put some multi coloured lights on my curtain rail. However not too sure how it will all work but might give it ago one day to see if the lights would work or not who knows without trying. I have now officially once again had enough of christmas songs to last me a life time. It’s just one of those things that when you work in a store for so many years its like you’ve heard them all before; then listen to them all over again several years later when you’ve had a bit of piece of quiet, but in a different job but doesn’t matter as its one of those things you have to suck it up.

Day 6 Christmas Log Blog: “Believe….Believe in yourself” Tom Kennedy’s Christmas Stories

After 5 years being in an old tattered box; it was time for Jingle Elf to give the unknown identity in the box to Tom, he was looking at for a while now talking to himself in and then out again. Thinking that Tom should wait for another 5 years before he received it. Yet he knew that this box held the key for himself to return back to Santa Claus for his next duty; he actually liked being down here, but to also serve the great man himself Tom Kennedy.

No Jingle had told himself this is the time for Tom to open it; he is ready to know the truth, the truth with believing in himself and that’s what his parents wanted and most of all this is what christmas is all about. Jingles decided to take the box’s thinking it should be heavy but actually it was quite light but it jingled like it had glass inside; so he carefully took the old tattered box into the next room carefully and slowing, not knowing that Pfftteen was in the room and tripped over his tail. The old tattered box flew into the air; Tom went running to catch the box before it landed on the floor, Tom had managed to catch it just in time before it landed on the floor.

Pfftteen and Jingle looked at him and looked at each other to say he just moved from one spot to another without any hesitation or continuing to what he was doing. He would of ignored it and let it continue to fall to the floor. He then looked up at them as he had finished dusting himself off from the dust that came from the box. He grinned that he had just fooled them he knew what was inside the box all along and he made Jingle trip over Pfftteen as they watched Pfftteen’s tail go back to its normal size.

They just stunned that he had them fooled all along as they watched him take a Special Glass Bell out of the tattered box and hung it above the table of the box. “Merry Christmas Lads” Tom chuckled

Day 5 Christmas Log Blog: All I want for Christmas

Christmas story of someone who wishes that they could see their love one just for the day just to achieve their dream.

I don’t want a lot for christmas there is only one thing that I need; I don’t care about the other presents underneath the Christmas tree, there’s only one thing that you can find that doesn’t need to be under the tree. You know exactly who I needed more than you should ever know; please could you make my wish come true because all I want for Christmas is you baby, I don’t need to hang my stocking up there on the fireplace as you won’t fight in there.

Santa Claus won’t make me happy with a toy on Christmas Day; I just want you for my own more than anything you know please make my wish come true, oh baby all I want for Christmas is you, you baby. I won’t ask for much this Christmas and I won’t even ask for snow I’m just going to wait underneath mistletoe. I will not even make a list and send it to the North Pole for Saint Nick won’t even stay awake to hear those magic reindeers click because all I want is you here with me holding me tight. What more can I do or say? All I want for Christmas is you.

All the lights are shining so brightly everywhere and the sound of the children laughing that fills the air; all I can think of is you coming through the trees whilst everybody is singing, bringing the happiness inside me seeing you standing in front of me. As I hear those sleigh bells ringing oh please Santa why can’t you bring the one thing I really need? Can you just bring them to me please? This is all I’m asking for I just want to see my true love standing right outside my door; I just want you for my own more than you can ever know, can you make my wish come true baby all I want for Christmas is you.

Day 4 Christmas Log Blog: Favourite Christmas Movie

For the last couple of year they’ve played my two favourite short story films that I have hardly missed; it’s sort of come a part of my daily Christmas thing where each it gets put on tv, I first heard when I use to work at a school and it then became one of my favourite story ever. I know it’s a kid story but I don’t remember reading it as a child but then again I couldn’t hear at the time.

The story is called “The Gruffalo” and “The Gruffalo Child” created By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler the most successful author/illustrator partnership in the picture book publishing. I have put along side this a snippet of what the author is about but to find out more please click on the link below.

“The Gruffalo is one of the world’s best-loved monsters. Since it was first published in 1999, the award-winning story of his encounter with the little brown mouse in the deep dark wood has continued to delight children and adults the world over.

Created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the most successful author/illustrator partnership in picture book publishing, The Gruffalo is a modern classic, and both mouse and monster have become stars of stage and screen as well as story-time favourites.” http://www.gruffalo.com/world-of/the-story

Day 3 Christmas Log Blog: “All is calm all is bright”- “Little Dormouse Christmas Story” – Tom Kennedy Series

It was one snowy night in the Forest of Dean all of the animals where asleep; all except one, in the little cabin outside the big wooded cabin once lived a little door mouse who keeps an eye out for any dangerous predictors coming to the cabin. You may think what can a little door mouse do if a dangerous animal or human being came to the home. You’ll be surprised what one little dormouse can do. For the door mouse have been quite happily with himself for making lots of mince pies for himself; along with his Christmas tree looking beautiful as ever like it does every year, he even whilst the tune of a well known family tune who lived in the cabin behind his.

It was happy that nothing bad has happened in the last few weeks; everything had been very quiet and very still in the big log cabin, but he thought it too soon when the candle lights went out. His whilsting died down. His ears dropped. He looked towards the window of the gloomy darkness. Not moving a muscle for a while.

Still wasn’t sure what was happening. Something still didn’t feel right he scurried up through the hole in the walls of his small cabin; then up through the another hole that gave him access to the other cabin, as he rushed too fast as he came out trying to stand up as he called out to Tom not noticing that the lights were still on, knocked something over a female caught the object and Tom caught the dormouse before both reached the floor.

As the mouse looked up seeing both Tom and the female looking down at him; he soon realised it was just false alarm, he has those moments especially the weeks before christmas and he always forgets at this time of year that Tom’s best friends knows all the tricks in the book for the trip hazards and everything for Tom’s protection. “Still haven’t read my little postcard or my book little man” I replied “oh Lizzy I am so sorry. I keep on forgetting that every year you come and I forget everytime” squeaked the dormouse. Tom and I laughed and said “Happy Christmas little man”

Day 2 Christmas Log Blog: Flurious Flurries

I do hope it does snow around this time of year because I like the snow falling; laugh at peoples miss fortunes of attempting to go to work whilst driving, people complaining that they can’t use the public transport and airlines because of the snow and how much of it.

I know that it sounds bad but it’s just common sense you know. It’s pathetic that they say “oh my christmas is now ruined” or something else; here’s a novelty idea have Christmas at home in your own country, it’s simple as that to be honest. Yes I use novelty as a word didn’t even think about it as a christmas thing at all.

Not even sure where my head is at when I wrote this but anyways at least I’m making fun at things. It would be nice to have a winter wonderland full of snow better than most recent years of at this time. Just be grateful that we aren’t expecting bad storms again like we did few Christmas’s ago.

My excuse every time the U.K. has a bad snow day my excuse was I can’t get out because I live on the hill and the paths are too slippery but yet I still manage to get to work. To where I find people who live just down the road from where I use to work would say I can’t get into work. I’m like excuse you what you talking about?

I’ve become one of those people who just wrap up and stay in the nice and warm whilst watching the snow fall down because I don’t have to go out anywhere to the point of not being able to feel anything. I’m pretty much good at that being inside the house feeling freezing cold. Snow is snow at the end of the day. Lovely to look at but then it can be a real nasty 😷 afterwards.

Day 1 Christmas Log Blog: Dear Santa, I can explain…

Dear Santa,

I can explain why things have seem to go to pot recently; the fact that everyone believes that I am wonder women, but I don’t have magic powers and I don’t fly in the air or carry a shield or a sword. Yes my language difficulties and lisp started to play up just then wasn’t as bad few weeks ago when

I was stressed, tired and everything else that it started to effect me badly.

I’m trying to sort myself out honest it’s not fair that I keep on getting myself out of trouble. This year I’ve decided to make things for Christmas as it’s cheap and cost effective as everything I have is where I need it to be. The fact that I’m just being a snowflake right now I just need to shake it off and get started on being normal again.

I would like in my stocking to be some magic, confidante, courage and be strong once again. That’s all I want and possibly a dashing prince would be nice to sweep me off my feet as my dream can be for filled of living happily ever after.

Lizzy

Day 24 Of 30 Days Challenge for Autumn: Christmas Shopping ideas

This year seems to me that it’s been quite easy to know what to get for people but then I’m not too sure. However I know what I would like to have for Christmas and birthday this year/next year to be honest normally I would get them myself but this year for once I’m going to write them down what I want and ask for them.

There are a few certain things that I want from the body shop as I really like their stuff from there that I use regularly when I have a bath or a shower and then use their body butter cream. I should really complete my Christmas/ Birthday list to be honest with you as it’s one of those things people like my family are going ask me about one day soon.

I’ve seen some of things that people may like in stores and off amazon but I’m not 100% sure if I would get them or not. Might as well make a box of something with their favourite things or something. Not so sure yet as I’m toying the idea of things in my head so I know what to get and know when the time comes. I hate Christmas shopping at the weekends because it’s just so clostaphobic I prefer to do it during the day or after work so that it’s less people to invade my space. Otherwise I may punch someone or have a panic attack.

Fun fun fun. I can’t really tell you much as some of my family read my blogs so it’s a bit hard to tell you the ideas. Who knows I might change my mind on things.

Day 23 Of 30 Days Challenge for Autumn: Christmas Advent Calendar Blogging prep work

It’s not long now that November is soon leaving us in about two weeks time; I’ve decided to get things ready for Christmas Advent Calendar Blogging, here’s one of the sneaking peak of what the days picture looks like.

I thought this year would be different to the one last year so that it stays in theme with each other. This year’s content I really not sure what to cover to be honest with you; maybe a bit more Christmas themed I think, but I’m not really sure because I have no clue what yet unless you have some ideas do let me know as I have 25 Days to fill on this next challenge that I want to do.

I’ve got a fair few ideas that I want to do like, favourite Christmas Movies, what do I watch or listen to whilst wrapping up Christmas presents, do I listen to Christmas songs to get me into the mood, what is your Christmas decorations themed on this year, if you could have a hot drink all year round but only comes out around Christmas what will it be.

If you have any ideas to help me plan for the next challenge please let me know in the comments below because I want to get them in the place ready for me to write them as soon as possible for me to get them up and running.

Thanks guys

Xx