Sunday, 10 December 2017

Week in Photos - 10th December 2017

This week has been mega difficult – I’ve had a full week of university, which I struggle with anyway, but I’m also still unwell with this horrible virus and it’s completely flooring me. I’ve worked out it must be about six weeks of having this virus now, which isn’t much fun. I would really like to start feeling a bit better so I can actually enjoy the run-up to Christmas rather than just wanting to curl up under a blanket and sleep!

Is anyone else slightly obsessed with Paperchase postcards?! I seem to always pick a few up whenever I go into the store, so am building up quite a collection. I am trying to send them out now though, as it seems a bit silly just having a pile of them at home doing nothing. These two from my latest purchase really make me chuckle.

Freddie sits in the funniest places and somehow still manages to look comfortable. I was sitting on the sofa this week and he usually likes to snuggle up on my knee. But instead, he climbed round the back of me and perched himself on top of the sides of the cushions!

We’ve finally got the first of our Christmas decorations out – the Advent Candles always look so pretty when it’s dark and cold outside. We haven’t got our tree or anything else up yet (we still need to go and buy our tree, as we have a real one) but I’m hoping we can start to put everything up soon. I’m struggling to feel very Christmassy at the moment, so maybe once we start putting up the decorations it will help get me into the Christmas spirit.

As I said, I was at university for a full week this week. We were doing a ‘news week,’ which is where we simulate a newsroom every day and put out either some online articles or a television news programme. It’s incredibly hard work and can be quite stressful, but it did mean I could treat myself to a Christmassy Starbucks. I’m also addicted to these Salt and Vinegar Pom-Bears at the moment – they’re so good and gluten free too!

To try and help myself feel a bit more Christmassy, I decided to drink my tea in one of my Christmas mugs. This one was from Jilly Jilly and covered in little snowmen and marshmallows. She does so many cute mugs for Christmas and beyond, so I would definitely recommend checking out her website if you’re looking for lovely gifts (or just something for yourself!)

One of the news stories that I decided to cover this week was about a Christmas Tree Festival in a local church. I went to have a look around and do some filming with my friend, Nina, and it was so pretty. There were over 100 trees, each decorated by a different community organization, and it felt totally magical in there. Now I just wish we could get our own Christmas tree up and decorated.

I was meant to be at university all week, but by Wednesday evening I was feeling so unwell that I decided that I needed to take Thursday off and stay at home. I’m not very good at actually resting, so I did a little bit of sorting out and put away some of my birthday presents. This Little Women book was one of my birthday gifts and I just think it looks so pretty. I’ve never actually read the story before, which is terrible considering it’s a classic, but I’m hoping that having such a beautiful copy of it will encourage me to start reading.

Once I’d done a bit of tidying and sorting, I curled up on the sofa and started writing my Christmas cards. I’m determined that, one year; I will have them all written before December even starts. But that hasn’t happened this year (mainly thanks to being unwell and university taking over) so I’m trying to get them done before the last posting dates.

With not being well and having a really sore throat, I’ve been pretty much living on different variations of tea, which means the chance to use lots of cute mugs. This unicorn one was another of my birthday presents, and it made me smile having it sitting there on my coaster while I watched the soaps on TV.

While I was looking online for present ideas for people, I came across the 2017 collection of Disney Christmas TsumTsums. As they were in the Black Friday sale, I just couldn’t help myself, so treated myself to all of them for my TsumTsum collection. They look really cute sitting in this little pyramid on top of one of my DVD towers!

Thankfully I was feeling well enough to go and see my friend Charlie yesterday and her two children, Izzi and Joe. We don’t get to see each other that often, but when we do it’s always lovely to have a good catch up. Charlie had planned lots of nice things for us to do – first we made magic snow, which Izzi and Joe absolutely loved! Then we made Christmas tree decorations and decorated a gingerbread house. I definitely felt more Christmassy by the time I was due to leave.

This was one of the little penguin decorations we made with Izzi and Joe. It was a bit more tricky than we expected, but they turned out really well and look great on Charlie’s tree.

You can check out my YouTube channel here, where I have recently uploaded a few new Christmassy videos. I have a few more planned too, including some weekly Vlogmas uploads.

I’m also trying to post on Snapchat a bit more, so if you fancy following me, my username is Jennycole44.

If you don’t already, please give me a follow on Bloglovin here - I can’t believe I’ve managed to hit 800 followers now! Thank you all so much. I’m planning a giveaway as soon as I can get some bits together!

What have you been up to this week? I always enjoy hearing about your news and adventures!

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