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27th December: A relaxing Christmas.

Hi readers,

All things considering my Christmas went pretty well. I spent the day with my family. Think I also eat a little too much food.

It seemed to be over within a flash. I can’t believe the countdown is officially over now. It seemed very weird not doing blogmas anymore. Now to look forward to hopefully a better new year.

Hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Christmas.

Wishing everyone the best.

Take care Lauren x

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December 24th: Merry Christmas and end of blogmas.

Hi readers,

Just wanted a quick post to wish everyone a happy Christmas! Can’t believe it’s that time of year again. I’m so proud of posting on my blog every day for twenty-four days. I’ve enjoyed it, and it’s taught me a lot.

It may be quiet this year. However, I’m going to try and make it the best I can.

Wishing for better things for everyone in 2021

Have a safe Christmas and new year guys.

Thank you for reading

Lauren x

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December 23rd: Things you can do on Christmas Eve.

Hi readers,

Happy Christmas Eve Eve everyone! Here are some ideas for activities you can do tomorrow.

Bake- Bake some Christmas treats such as mince pies or cookies.

Watch a Christmas film– There are so many to chose from, have a relax on a sofa with a Christmas film.

Read– Read some Christmas themed books.

Sing and Listen to Christmas Music- The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Do some Christmas craft- Colour or create something Christmasy. Papercraft or knitting are my personal favourites.

Have a walk around the local area and see lights on houses- I love seeing the Christmas lights around the Local area.

Do something charitable– Reflect on those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Wish everyone you know a Merry Christmas! This year, it’s so important to keep in touch with others.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren

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December 21st: Christmas unpopular Food Opinions

Hello readers,

Here are some of my unpopular Christmas (ish) food opinions. Hope you enjoy it.

Mince pies are lovely.

Brussels are nice.

I hate creme eggs

Bounty in a celebration tin isn’t that bad.

I prefer savoury to sweet.

Hot chocolate is not nice.

Chocolate ice cream isn’t nice either.

Boxing day food and the leftovers are great.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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December 20th: How I’m dealing with not getting the Christmas I planned 2020.

Hi readers,

So I don’t think many people are getting the Christmas they planned this year. It hasn’t been an easy year. Now further disruption from announcements of tier four restrictions in the UK. It’s dishearting, but here is how I’m trying to cope and stay positive for Christmas 2020.

Video calling– As I am in a long-distance relationship, I know video calls can be a saviour. It’s comfort. I’m going to try calling and video calling as much as possible.

Trying to distract myself- I’m going to do as many indoor Christmas activities as possible.

Look forwards- There will be hopefully many more Christmases and occasions I will be able to celebrate.

Take one day at a time- When life gets too much I’m always trying to tell myself just take one day at a time.

Accept it’s okay to be upset– I’m not pressuring myself to be completely happy always. Life doesn’t work that way. It’s how I react and pick myself up is the main thing.

Thank you for reading

Take care Lauren x

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December 19th: A quieter Christmas…

Hi readers,

I’m sure like others I will be celebrating a quieter Christmas. It will seem very strange not being in a full house, but it is the safest option considering the circumstances.

It will also be the first year in twenty one-years, where everyone won’t be in our house for boxing day.

However, I’m trying to stay as positive as I can be. This Christmas will be the one I will appreciate what I have.

Take care Lauren x

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December 17th: Blogging and how it has helped me.

Hi readers,

Blogging has made a massive impact on my life. Blogging every day has had its difficulties but major advantages also.

Blogging has allowed structure in my life.

It’s allowed an active routine. Even though some days I don’t know what day it is, I know that I have to blog at the end of the day.

Blogging has inspired me to try different things.

Not only have I enjoyed writing, but I’ve also enjoyed being inspired by others and their blogs.

Blogging has allowed my general English to improve.

I wasn’t always the best at English at school, but blogging has allowed my spelling, grammar and language to improve.

It’s allowed me to create.

Blogging has made me feel as I have a very creative side.

I feel apart of a community.

There is a community feel within blogging. It does feel as though you are apart of peoples lives.

What do you think the advantages of blogging are?

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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December 15th: My Christmas Booklist.

Hi readers,

Here are some books I would like to read during the Christmas season.

1. Christmas at Lock Keeper’s Cottage- Lucy Coleman.

2. Christmas in Cockleberry Bay- Nicola May.

3. Holly’s Christmas countdown- Suzie Tulett.

4. Christmas Calamity at the Vicarage- Emily Organ

5. Magic Under the Mistletoe- Lucy Coleman.

6. No Room at the Little Cornish Inn- Nancy Barone.

7. A perfect Paris Christmas- Mandy Baggot.

8. The Christmas Pauper- Iris Cole.

9. Christmas In Mistletoe- Clare Lydon.

10. If Every Day Was Christmas- Donna Ashcroft.

11. One Family Christmas- Bella Osborne.

12. Just for Christmas- Emily Harvale.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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December 14th: My favourite games to play during Christmas.

Hi readers,

Here are some of my favourite games I have played on Christmas day.

1. Charades.

2. Guess who.

3. Who am I?

4. Wii sports.

5. Just Dance.

6. Guess the song.

7. A quiz.

8. Shut the box.

I could also say the classics monopoly or battleships, but I never play them, to be honest.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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December 12th: How I deal with Christmas stress.

Hi readers,

Christmas can be a stressful time, so here are some of the techniques I use to combat that stress.

1. Start early- It saves a lot of worry before the big day.

2. Get in the Christmas spirit- Watch a Christmas movie, create some Christmas crafts or listen to some Christmas music.

3. Talk with family/friends- Keeping in touch is very important at the moment. Speaking any concerns to those I trust always seems to make me feel better.

4. Try to focus on the positive- It can be difficult sometimes to see anything positive, but I find trying to focus on something positive can help my stress.

5. Enjoy the moment- During Christmas time, it seems as though I’m trying to one thing to the next.

Thank you for reading!

Take care Lauren x