As December arrived I pondered how I would manage to continue my reading habits during a usually hectic month. However, I have sort sanctuary in the words, characters and storylines of the books on my reading list. Managing to read first thing in the morning, after the children have gone to bed in the evening and during my break times at work.
That’s it, the festive season is over for another year. Christmas presents have been opened and explored. I’ve celebrated my 28th birthday (again) and the New Year bells have chimed. A quieter Christmas and New Year than usual – but I think we can all agree that there was nothing normal about 2020.
In the blink of an eye and the twinkle of the Christmas lights the festive season, for the most part, is over. Whilst December in some ways was much more low key than in previous years. In doesn’t mean that the days didn’t pass us by as quickly.
Despite the month being unlike any previous December I have experienced. As well as a lull in all the usual festive activities with the children. The month has passed me by in the blink of an eye.
It’s almost time to say farewell to 2020, the year I’m sure we’ll all remember for some time. Whilst it is easy to think about the negatives from the year, it is the positives, however big or small that maybe we should be focusing on. One of the reasons I opted to record my monthly goals throughout the year. Giving me something to focus on and a little kick up the backside too.
As we start to wave a fond farewell to another festive season. Looking forward to what the New Year has in store for us, I thought it would be lovely to share our life in lockdown Christmas, The highs, the lows, the fails and the successes.
Less than a week to go until Christmas Day and if I’m honest I’m not really feeling it. The presents have been bought and wrapped, Christmas cards written and sent but I’m just not feeling the usual festive buzz. I’m not sure if it is life in lockdown or a side effect of not having done anything festive with the children this year.
Christmas preparations have been in full swing this week. Ensuring that the last of the gifts have been ordered or are ready to be purchased when I head to the supermarket next week. With everything wrapped up and the final Christmas cards are written. It’s as though I’ve finally realised that despite life in lockdown Christmas is just around the corner and I needed to pull my finger out.
Life in lockdown this week has seen us say a fond, festive hello to December. As as the lockdown 2.0 restrictions easing, depending on where you are in the country.
My ‘What I’m Kindle Reading’ selection this month has focused on different book series and duets. Although standalone books still have a place on my reading list, there is something wonderful about finding out more about different characters and their romantic journeys.