Showing posts from December, 2017

Thank Yous

I feel it important that we thank all the people that gifted us a present after Christmas as it seems the polite thing to do. On Christmas Day I wrote down a list of who got me what and then I leave the list in my room for the next day. I would start by making a standard card on my computer, this would have a picture that I have recently taken or a christmasy one that I find, this would be accompanied by the words 'Thank You'

From here I would print two per page, and as many as I need. I would then write inside a thank you note, saying what I will spend the money on or that I love the shades in the makeup pallet that they gave. this would all be hand written for the more personal touch, plus I feel that its more caring.
If you are unable to make your own thank you cards you can get them in most card shops, or any stationary shop.

CHRISTMAS (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

Well this is a Christmas to remember, I’ve already had one major downer and one major upper. The downer I’d rather not share but the upper I’d like to spread as Christmas should be about being happy and thinking of others. The family are all gathered round the tree and we have opened our presents and thanked one another for the kindness they have shared. The smell of dinner is round the whole house and the dogs are running round looking for the turkey that belongs to the smell.  The table is set and ready for the crown of meat to meet our plates, but mine is in the corner with it’s Lidl veggie option waiting. Christmas is here!

Christmas Eve (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

Santa is coming, he's packed his sleigh and is ready to depart to deliver your present. What did you ask for? Was it the new film out or a selection of your favourite makeup or the new PS4 game that you've wanted to buy for the last month? Do you think you'll get it? Are you going to wait up till really late to see if you can see Santa?  Well I remember what I used to do back in the day. I would write a list for Santa with lots of items on, I'd only really want two or three of them but the others would be on here cause they would be great to own or have. The list would be given to my parents at the beginning of December. I couldn't wait to see what I'd get. I would go to bed on the 24th of December and not be able to sleep in anticipation for what was to come the next day, Christmas Day. Then the next thing I would remember would be waking up... Waking the rest of the family up and then opening Santas presents. 
Really looking forward to tomorrow........

Why Trees? (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

Does anyone actually know why we have Christmas trees and what they actually represent. No I thought not! I didn’t know but it’s something that has just always been in my mind during Christmas time, however with the easy access to the internet I was able to find out and share what I now know.  The tree apparently stands for Christ, and represents the value of life. The tree is one of the only trees that stays green all year round and this evergreen becomes a sign of undying life, which reminds Christians of the “tree of life” a reference in genesis. It has also been used to remind people during the winter that spring is coming and let’s them look forward to the warmer weather. As I’m sure most of you know the star is meant to represent the star of Bethlehem which guided the wise men to Christ’s birth place. 
There’s so much more that I found but it could take months to read all of it, so I thought I’d leave it with these main points.

Christmas baking (25 Day Count Dow To Christmas)

Today I have been Baking all day to get ready for all the guests I have coming round to my house on Christmas Day. I have used Tayna Burr's Recipe for the gingerbread cakes that I made, and after tasting one I can definitely say that they are the nicest cakes I have ever made.
Sorry for the short post today, I've just been really busy baking,, and still got lots to do.

Christmas Kindness (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

I feel that over the last few days I have strayed away from the Christmas content that I promised you guys, and leaned into a more regular content posts. If I was being honest its because I can only write so much about Christmas and I really didn't think out the full process of writing something christmasy everyday that you will enjoy reading, but I have now successfully written down my ideas till Christmas as well as a few for after the big day, and there looking great. But on with todays post...

Every year you get Christmas cards from your friends and family which basically are to wish you a 'merry Christmas' and I feel that this is a great tradition that we have around the world during this time. However I know that there lots of people out in the world who don't have Family or friends and who don't get Christmas cards, and it makes me sad to think that there are people out there who don't get the joy of reading the nice messages inside the cards. if you hav…

A Canteen (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

One of my favourite restaurants in my local area is Acanteen, it is based in chelmsford and is a family  run restaurant that serves Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner as well as holding special events like this years New Years Eve Party.
On my recent trip to this modern style food bar I was delighted to enjoy a Caesar salad which for me was complimented by there signature Oreo Milkshake, which is to die for. Upon arriving I was quickly greeted by a welcoming face who gladly lead me to a seat in the middle of the open plan room with clear view into the kitchen and there massive pizza oven.  Once seated I was asked what I would like to drink and if I was ready to order, having been there lots I was quick to say my favourite dish as well as my drink selection.  Normally they would take about 15 minutes to prepare the food and the drinks would be quick from asking, however on this occasion I received my drink after my food arrived, but the waitress was nice enough to strike it off of the…

My Schooling Life (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

As promised, todays post will be a good one, and quite lengthly compared to previous ones.
Yesterday I went to my college award ceremony to be awarded my certificate for my A-Levels, this meant going back to my place of education and meeting all my old teachers as well as fellow students. the ceremony its self was nothing to brag about as it was half an hour of clapping, which lets be honest no one wants to participate in. However it has caused me to reflect on my time during my education and has given me close to that part of my life.
I started my education in my home village where everyone knew everyone. I went to the infants school where I learn to draw, read and write. three years later I was placed into year three, at the Juniors where I would spent the next 4 years of my life. I started in a class that was more focused on English skills as the teacher was clearly more educated in that field. This however did not help me with my reading or writhing as I continued to struggle with t…

Questions??? (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

As you are all aware I am restarting my YouTube channel, but I would like you to all help me with my first video and I need you to send me some questions that you want to know about me, they can be about anything and I will answer as many of them as I can. Leave a comment on here or on any of my social media accounts to submit your question. Hopefully it will be a quick way for you all to get to know me on January 1st. 
Im also really getting into the Christmas spirit and listening to all the Christmas songs on the radio, I have been doing some baking (made a really bad gingerbread house) as well as going Carol signing, which I was probably, definitely the worst signer at the event. 
I have a really good post tomorrow for you, come back at 4:00pm tomorrow to read...

Three present ideas (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

It is now the 17th of December and once again it is 4:00pm and I'm posting again. I hope you all enjoyed the poem from yesterday. (I know it was really really bad as I whipped it up in a minute)

With only a few days till Christmas I'm sure you have all done your Christmas shopping, if not Why? you only have 8 days left, whats going on? if you need to order the present then today is probably your last chance as its about to be too late and will arrive after Christmas. Ive got three great Christmas present ideas that you can evilly get before the big day that should be available to all people I what ever location they are in.

The first idea I have is Candles as they can be great for anyone who likes to have candles in there house or room, they go well when you are in a bath and can be great for what ever occasion. You can get any candles you want but my personal favourite are Yankees Candles. The second is a DVD as everyone likes a good film, you can either get a digital download…

Christmas Poem (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

16th of December,  One I will remember, For the cold weather,  To coat made out of leather,  This is it, We’re all wrapped up in our kit, Christmas is coming, The birds have stopped humming, Wrapping up the presents,  Before we eat the pheasant, Christmas dinner, Was just a beginner,  Because cheese is next, Finish that text, Thank the family,
Because it’s Christmas time.

Christmas Dinner (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

To continue from yesterday, dinner is the main event! (I mean of course it is) but for me it can be a problem as I can't eat the traditional Christmas dinner of Turkey or Pigs in blankets as I'm a vegetarian, this means that I normally eat salad and pasta and lots of cheese, but no meat. This year I have been looking fo the perfect replacement to go alongside of my Brussels sprouts and parsnips, and I think I have found the perfect vegetarian option. If you go into lidl you can get '2 Chestnut mushroom, brie and cranberry wellingtons' for just £2.29. Not only are these the nicest food I've ever tasted for such a cheep price but also have a great taste that will keep in favour of Christmas with the cranberry filling. Plating one of these up on Christmas Day will look great partnered with some Parsnips, potatoes and some veg or what ever you fancy.
The main part of dinner when I was growing up was the Christmas crackers though that we would pull at the beginning of di…

Memories of Christmas (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

Hello everyone I’m back from my day off and I’m a year older. Now that I’m 19 I have decided that I need to mature a litte bit as I still am quite an annoying and strange person, I know that I will continue to be strange but I will need to stop being so annoying and stop when someone is getting frustrated with my terrible jokes. But that doesn’t change anything on my blog status or YouTube, meaning I’m still gonna be posting everyday on here and every week starting from January on my YouTube channel. Today’s post is a nice long one for you to make up for the not so great content in the last couple of days and missing yesterday.
My memories of Christmas are some of my most cherished moments as I can remember them clearly for seeing all the family and having a great time. On the day before Christmas (Christmas eve) we would all go to a close family friends house to celebrate Christmas and we would sit and chat, laugh and dance as well as eat way too much before heading home late, sometim…

Aahhhh! (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

I’m so so sorry for the late post today (not at 4:00pm) but I’ve been so busy trying to get ready for tomorrow and clean my drive of snow and ice. But my car is now clean and I’m ready to be 19.
No post tomorrow but Thursdays post will be amazing!
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Snow (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

Today I woke up to snow for the first time in about 3 years, I went down stairs and grabbed a lovely mug of Double Choca Mocha and drank it while admiring the view from my window. After realising that people would ruin the landscape and fresh powder by walking or driving over it, I hurried to get dressed and grabbed my camera for a walk down to the local sites to snap a few pictures before ⛄️ appeared. After freezing or about an hour I ran home to see the pictures I had captured. Below is my favourite.
It really was cold this morning and I’m so thankful I woke in a heated house and it has made me think of people who are not so fortunate and, how much they must struggle. Help the homeless this cold winter if possible, but don’t drive as it’s very slippery. Thanks for reading, have a snowy day ❄️

Day 9 (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

It is the 9th of December today and this means that I have been posting a new article every day far 9 days as part of the 25 day count down to Christmas. As well as this I have expanded my knowledge on how other blogs operate as well as how I can improve my blog meaning that there is much much more to come. Ive had a huge announcement that I will coming back to the YouTube platform of entertain, and this will be a great way to start the new year with regular uploads on my YouTube channel as well as daily posts on this Blog. I have an exciting week in Lin for next week as there is a lot going on for me, Its my birthday as well as some other events that will be happening, meaning that there will be more for me to write about.  I have been out over the last couple of days taking some pictures as well to calm my spirit down as its been non-stop posting this posting that, going here, going there, as well as trying to look for a job. The long walks around fields have been amazingly calming …

News at Christmas Time (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

So this December there has already been some huge stories in the news.  The UK has met the deadline for having an agreement with the EU meaning that the UK and the EU are in a partial agreement with how the UK will leave and how much the UK will Pay to leave, it needs to be reviewed by the other 27 countries in the EU. President Donald Trump has recognised that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel meaning that there is now conflict in the area which has caused at least 17 Palestinians to be injured as well as one in a critical state. The rest of the world has condemned President Trumps announcement and state that Jerusalem is still the capital of Palestine. However if you ask Siri you will find out that it is the capital of both Palestine and Israel.  Bitcoin has reached a world record high of £16,000, however is now being refused by gaming companies like Steam. My personal favourite news story this month has been the fact that Avocado injuries are a thing of the past as Marks and Spencers …

Music (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

I need new Christmas songs in my life. Im so fed up of hearing the same songs every year for Christmas, is it that hard for artist to make a new christmasy song that will stay in the charts all Christmas and be catchy. I don't really want remakes or covers I just need to listen to something over than the original 10 Christmas songs that play every second of December.
I do like the current Christmas songs its just no one brings out a new one anymore and if they do, I haven't heard it. If you know of any good new Christmas songs then please tell me as I'm slowly losing the plot.
Feeling a lot better today, so should be back posting bigger and better posts tomorrow.

Some Wacky ideas (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

Well this is it, I'm breaking the 25 day count down to Christmas streak and announcing that there will not be a post on the 13th of December, this is due to it being my birthday and this eating I'm spending it with my family.

I've also been doing some thinking and have decided that I might get back into doing videos on YouTube again, I've got some wacky ideas and some exciting things to incorporate into the videos. If you have any ideas then leave them in the comments as they will hopefully be more about you than me.

But its getting closer to Christmas and I'm getting really excited.

Relax (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

Around Christmas I feel that it is a stressful time for everyone, trying to get presents for all your family and friends can be hard and stressful. This can cause many people to overdo it and not get the sleep they need as well as making them selves ill. This Christmas remember to relax and take your time as your health is more important.
I know its a short one today but I've been resting as I've not been to well, hopefully back writing lots tomorrow.

Charity (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

Christmas is all about giving and being with the people who make you happy. At this time of the year I look back at all the people who have made my year special and who has made a difference to me, and I try to buy them the best gift I can to thank them for what they have done over the year. But I cannot help but think of all the people around the world who don't have the Christmas they deserve. Anyone could be having a difficult time, be it at work they have lost a staff member and needing to cover them meaning they are working nearly everyday and getting home to go straight to bed(this can be draining.) It could be the person who suffers from mental health and struggles to leave the house. What I'm getting at is that anyone can have a bad Christmas for a number of reasons. I feel that this Christmas we need to make it different, I have hundreds of readers a day, and if each one of you donated to a charity of your choosing this Christmas then you could make a difference to th…

White Christmas (25 Day Count Down To Christmas)

Every year it snows in the uk, but most of the time we don’t have much snow as it’s just not the right climate. If your looking for a White Christmas then there are a few places that you can guarantee snow for the perfect White Christmas. Here’s my top 5 White Christmas locations. Canada. Now I haven’t been to Canada before but I’ve heard some great things about the location, it’s got amazing cities as well as some gorgeous landscapes like the Lake Tahoe. With it’s accommodating  reputation and great lodges available to rent, this Christmas could be a great white one.My second choice could be home, now where ever you live, there is a very small chance that it could snow there. It may be unlikely but it could happen, and where better to spend Christmas than at home with your family. Plus it’s a lot cheaper than going away.Not far from the top is Iceland due to its very cold winters ranging to -5, the only problem I can find about this white remote country is that it’s very windy and thi…

Christmas film (25 count down to Christmas)

What’s your favourite Christmas movie? Is the old ones like White Christmas, or is it the new ones like Frozen? The thing is, they are all great to watch, on your own or with the family. However, the real question is what’s your favourite? My favourite Christmas film is Elf. That’s a statement I will stick by for ever. It’s funny, it is full of love, its got issues that we can all relate to in one way or another, but the most important thing is... it’s Christmasy! I don’t want to go into too much detail as I don’t want to spoil the film for you, but it’s about a normal person who grows up with elves and thinks he is an elf, until one day he learns the truth. He goes home to find his real family only to find out... you must watch the film to know the rest. 
Please tell me what your favourite Christmas film is?

Christmas is coming! (25 day count down to Christmas)

Lights, camera, action! It’s time to turn on the Christmas lights.  It’s the 1st of December and the 25 day count down to Christmas starts now! Open your advent calendars and start wrapping your presents. 
My tree has gone up today and has been decorated by my mother (as I’d do it wrong) and the lights are up outside the house. Really getting into the Christmasy mood now. Time for a film maybe?