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My December in a nutshell

So here it is, my final ‘in a nutshell’ post for 2019. I can’t believe it’s a new year, actually I can’t believe it’s a new decade! I had such a lovely 2019, with the birth of my daughter obviously being the best part! Now, back to December. Keep reading to find out my highs, lows, and standout moments. As always I will link all of my 2019 roundup posts at the end so you can check them out if you haven’t already and would like to.

I would love to hear how your December was, so please leave a comment if you would like to share!



Putting our Christmas tree up. I openly admit that I’m a bit of perfectionist when it comes to the tree and the location of the decorations. I spend far too much time after it is up staring at it trying to decide if it looks ok or not. But, the actual process of decorating the tree is so fun. We really enjoyed unpacking the decorations and reminding ourselves what we had. We also both buy one new decoration each year so it’s extra exciting to add those to the collection. I opted for a Santa jacket this year and my other half picked a sparkly gold and green bauble. We had to include our daughter in this tradition even though she is too young to choose one for herself. Because of this we picked a first Christmas one for her which she helped to put on the tree. It’s wonderful memories, which is what Christmas is all about and so, for me, putting the tree up is the best way to kick off the festive period.


Festive catch ups. Throughout December (but before the big day) I managed to catch up with all the most important people in my life. I got together with friends, I saw my family, there was a Christmas party that my boyfriend’s sister put together…it was a jam packed month for socialising but so much fun! As I said above, for me Christmas is all about making memories and this year I had the opportunity to make lots, (another perk of Maternity leave)!


My little girl cut her first two teeth in December. She didn’t make a fuss at all so we don’t know exactly when they came through but I spotted them one evening when I turned the tree lights on and she beamed. I didn’t think it was possible for her to look any cuter but she really does with two little teeth poking through!



I’m very sad to share that we lost our other bunny in December. He hadn’t quite been himself since his brother passed away earlier in the year and so we weren’t altogether surprised. It didn’t make it any easier when it happened though. My other half was wonderful, he took care of everything because I couldn’t face it. We hope to have more pets one day, but the loss of two in one year was really difficult and as a result we won’t be introducing any new members to the household for a while. We have lots of lovely memories of them both and we are happy to have had them, we just wish it could have been for longer.


Christmas! Of course it was going to be Christmas that was the standout moment. The first one with our daughter here was just so magical. You can read all about my Christmas and other moments from the festive periodย here if you haven’t already and would like to. It was certainly one to remember, I think it may have been my favourite one ever actually.

And there it is, my December in a nutshell. I have really enjoyed writing these posts this year, it’s a lovely way for me to share the me behind the blog but it’s also great for me to be able to look back and see my highs and lows month to month. I’m definitely going to continue these posts throughout 2020 so I hope that you have, and will, continue to enjoy reading them.

How was your December? Are there any highs, lows, or standout moments that you would like to share? I would love to hear!

Thanks for reading, I hope that you enjoyed and I really hope that you had a lovely 2019! Wishing you the best 2020!

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Until the next time…Jess x

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5 thoughts on “My December in a nutshell

  1. Glad to see you had many more highs than lows Jess and I can imagine Christmas day with your little one. It’s always much more fun when there’s little ones around.

    Apart from the usual days with aches and pains due to my disability, my mood was actually quite stable. I do tend to get a bit emotional/sensitive just prior to Christmas. I’m not sure why or when it started, but children singing Carol’s, end of term nativity plays, festive music on the t.v. or radio – I cry at everything ๐Ÿ™‚

    Wishing you a great 2020 Jess. Caz x

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    1. Thank you! Yes definitely more highs than lows luckily ๐Ÿ™‚ ah yes, Christmas is that little bit more special with children around!

      Awww I’m sorry to hear you struggle in the lead up to Christmas, I hope you enjoyed overall though! It can be an emotional time for sure and I can imagine it is made all the more difficult with a disability!

      Thanks for sharing and I wish you a great 2020 too! X

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