favourite festive films | blogmas 4

On the fourth day of Blogmas it rained and rained and rained...pretty perfect weather for curling up with a cup of tea and a heart warming festive film don't you think?  My film of choice today is The Grinch but it was a difficult choice between all my favourites!

deck the halls (with memories) | blogmas 3

Christmas is a time for decoration, for laughter and for memories and luckily over the years my family has collected a few items that tick every single box in one go.

do i hear sleighbells in the snow | blogmas 2

Hello and welcome to today's Blogmas post! It's the second one in my series of twelve and if you missed my first announcement on Friday you can read that here but now grab your mince pies and settle in for this somewhat short but hopefully still sweet post.

The eagle eyed Christmas music lovers among you might have noticed that the title of this post is actually a lyric of a Christmas song and therefore may have guessed that today's 12 Days of Blogmas instalment is my favourite Christmas songs!

twelve days of december | blogmas 1

Hello and happy December to you all!

Oh yes it's that time of year once more, December has arrived, christmas jumpers have been donned, winter candles have been lit and half the blogging world is going "AAHHHHH BLOGMAS!" It even snowed a tiny bit yesterday so I'm definitely in a festive mood!

You might have guessed from the title of today's post that I'm not one of the wonderfully mad bloggers taking part in a full 24 days (or more!) of Blogmas this year. I thought about it but ultimately decided that I'd rather upload fewer posts but be really happy with them than rush through random and vague ideas just to get something up each day (or have a repeat of last years tragedy that was my attempt at a complete blogmas..)

So, instead of 24 days of Blogmas I have twelve posts going up for the next four weeks; three each week! Most will be Christmas themed but there's a mixture of more traditional blogmas posts, bookish rambles and a couple of more personal posts.  I haven't quite finished scheduling them all yet but I'm hoping to upload on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays each week right up until the day before Christmas Eve - and then I'll be on a mini hiatus over Christmas until the first week in January!

I've put more effort into the upcoming month than I have for the entire year so far (sorry blog, I do love you really) and I'm honestly so excited to share my posts with you all so I very much hope you like them too!

Are you doing Blogmas too? Let me know in the comments and I'll make sure to check your posts out!  Also if you are a fan of our #GRLPOWR chats then keep an eye on our twitter as there are a lot of Christmassy ones coming up and we're all very excited about them.

I hope you have all had a wonderful first day of December so far!

eloise x