Is everyone ready for the New Year? Have you bought your Easter eggs yet? I am sure I saw some Easter chocolate in the shops the other day.
Before we get started on January, let’s wrap up 2016 and this daily photo challenge that has brought me many smiles but also many frustrations over the last year. I am happy to say, this project will not be accompanying me into the New Year, but it has definitely made me more aware of recording the little things here and there, so I hope I can continue to do that, just in a more relaxed fashion.
For now, here is the end of 2016 in all its book-reading, food-eating and camera-using glory.
The cool kids on BookTube call this “Friday Reads”. I call it: I don’t want to do the washing up so I am reading my book instead.
Book thoughts include: Well, at least Harry is not quite as annoying in this book and I love me some Brandon Sanderson.
Funny story, a good few months ago Kris went to his usual hairdressers appointment to be told that the person (his usual hairdresser) did not work at the salon any more and he must be mistaken and have an appointment with some other dude. A few months past of avoiding going to a new hairdresser and trying to decide whether you can contact someone via Facebook for a haircut when, low and behold, first day in Disneyland, who do we bump into? Kris’ hairdresser.
I have never been yelled at by a French man in the middle of Disneyland before. That was new.
Numbers were exchanged and hair appointments were promptly arranged.
The moral of the story: Disneyland has got your back.
Whether this is a funny story, is still being debated until this very day.
An early morning walk in the fog to the supermarket, in between people coming to collect items they wanted to buy, because we had run out of milk. And vegan cheese, and cookies and focaccia, and bread…
Sometimes you just need to be at the supermarket to really understand what’s missing from the kitchen.
Enjoying the first day of our holidays at home and cracking on with my blog posts on Disneyland!
We decided to contribute to the festivities by heading into town to have a browse at the Christmas markets and take some photos of the Christmas lights. We also went out for a pretty amazing meal to celebrate (or commiserate, depending on how we feel about each other at the time) our one year wedding anniversary.
Today, it was all about celebrations in between mouthfuls of the most delicious chocolate mousse.
An accurate representation of most of my evenings during the holidays (or any other time of this year): a tasty snack and a good book. Or is this case a mediocre book, but a damn good snack.
Packing up the all important gifts for our trip home for Christmas!
Back home for the Holidays with this furry face for company.
One things I definitely wanted to do on our trip home was get out of photograph the Red Kites that live around Kris’ family home. This is just one of the many that we saw on Christmas Eve morning.
Boys and their toys on Christmas!
Kris and his brother spent Christmas day putting together some Minecraft themed Lego whilst I enjoyed a good old natter with his mum. It was a day well spent.
On Boxing Day my family drove down for a walk and dinner. We went for a 4-mile Red Kite Walk (which we ended up cutting short because the sunlight ran out) and saw so many Red Kites! There was even a few others birdies too, like this little Robin!
I have some more photos to share from our walk on Monday, so stay tuned for that!
With travel comes hanging out in airports and watching the world go by.
Ending a lazy day, with reading in bed.
Currently: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner. Verdict: So far, so good.
There has been a lot of bolognese consumed this week. A lot, a lot.
Cold and frosty, but at least it is not raining.
We braved the cold to buy more teabags and accidentally come home with BBQ sauce, soup, dates and a few jars of nut butter.
New Years Eve. That is enough acknowledgment of you.
This could have been a photo of our New Years celebrations, but we are part of that infamous group of people that do not do anything for New Years. Most likely, I will be asleep or at least I will be warm and cosy in my bed trying to squeeze in one more book before the end of the year.
So instead, here is a photo of the shelves with our little wedding bears (handmade by Kris’ Mum for our wedding anniversary) making themselves at home. Cute, no?
And that’s it for 2016. Now if you will excuse me, I need to go bang on the ceiling because our neighbours sound like they are building a whole new apartment up there! Happy 2017 people! Tell me about you NYE plans!