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MY 2017 | A (KIND OF) CHATTY END OF YEAR POST

I'll be honest, I've tried to write this post several times over the last few days. You know when you want to write, know what you want to write but just can't find the bloody words? Yeah that. I'm sitting in my bedroom, listening to those awesome wine and crime gals, hoping that I can just chat (type) my way through this post. Here goes...

It's hard to believe that another year is nearly over, it's even more hard to believe that we'll be entering 2018 (a few weeks ago I wrote the year as 2013, doh!). Where has all that time gone?


2017 has been an...'okay' year, I spent the first few months of it coming to terms with the fact my Nan was no longer with us and whilst I think I handled it all pretty well, I'm kind of glad that I had our New York trip to look forward to as it helped to have something positive to focus on. I've learnt over the past year that it's important to have something to look forward to, something positive to counteract the negatives, and to be grateful for what you DO have.

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY #57

I'm back with a Wonderful Wednesday, yay! Let's just skip to the good bit shall we? 


Country Music 

You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run.

Those lyrics have been in my head since Sunday, when G gave me a Now That's What I Call Country CD as an early Christmas present.

I do love country music and apparently I sang along to all the songs on the CD's advert which sent G's brain bing, bing, binging.

A day with G

Finally, G had a Saturday off and it was BLISS. We went out for breakfast and finished our Christmas shopping.

Then we returned home, stuck Love Actually on and wrapped all of our presents. I'm hoping we can do something similar next year and make a little tradition out of it because I rather enjoyed our day together!

FINDING MY FESTIVE SPIRIT

As some of you may know, I lost my darling Nan last December. Although we spent Christmas without her last year, I didn't have time to process it all as everything happened so quickly. This year, I've really been thinking about the fact that she won't be here.

My Nan absolutely loved Christmas and for a few months, I felt that there wasn't any point in celebrating Christmas because the one person who loved it, wouldn't be here to celebrate with us.

It has taken me a while but I've slowly found my festive spirit. I've nearly finished my Christmas shopping, I've visited a Christmas market, and this morning, I woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow outside. If snow doesn't get you in the mood for Christmas then what will?! 




I found a small white feather on my car yesterday, which if you believe in these kinds of things like I do, symbolises someone is watching over you. I have no doubt that it was a sign from my Nan, letting me know that she is still with us in some way and telling me to just suck it up and enjoy myself.

At the beginning of this year, I was planning on spending the big day in my pyjamas eating pizza with G; I thought I'd never find my festive spirit yet here I am, listening to my Christmas playlist, searching for a festive outfit, and contemplating wrapping some presents.

This time of year can be really hard for those who have nobody to spend Christmas with, I'm going to count myself lucky that I still have such wonderful family members to spend it with and hope that my beautiful Nan is watching over us all.



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