Books, General

Christmas Cracker Book Tag

I decided that because it was the run up to Christmas and I was attempting to write a post every day for blogmas, it would be a good idea to do a festive tag. After a quick search, I stumbled across this little gem: Christmas Cracker Book Tag created by Lucy @ The Bumbling Bibliophile and Queen of Contemporary. It’s all about wintry and festive reads, and will undoubtedly start to get you in the festive spirit if you’re not already there!

I actually found this tag on Stacey’s blog @ Pretty Books, and decided that this would be the first festive tag to kick things off. As always, if you want to join in, please comment below and consider yourself tagged!

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Fat Friday, General

Fat Friday: Week 9

It’s December. It’s almost Christmas. It’s absolutely freezing outside. I’ve gone into full blown Christmas preparation mode now, because I love Christmas! But Christmas is already bringing temptation after temptation, and i’ m already worrying about how I’ll cope with dieting during the festive period, or, how I’ll get back on the horse if I decide to stop for a couple of weeks. Decisions, decisions.

Fat Friday is a weekly blog post tracking my weight loss and fitness journey, used to keep myself accountable, keep a record of my progress, and share hints & tips that have helped me. To track my progress, or read my previous entries, click here.

Please join me, support me, and help me along my way as I am to improve my life for the better! Continue reading “Fat Friday: Week 9”

Books, General

Friday Reads: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

xmasjumperIt took us a while to put up the decorations this year, but the tree is well up, the Christmas jumpers are out and on, the festive baguettes and drinks are in the shops, and last night was the Christmas Quiz. I bloody love Christmas (as anyone who has seen my continually growing festive jumper will attest to – see pictured for my Christmas Eve jumper this year). The 23rd to 25th December is hardly the best weekend to commit to reading anything, but who cares, I’m going to do it anyway! Continue reading “Friday Reads: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”

Books, General

Friday Reads: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I don’t think I ever formally declared my intentions to participate I NanoWriMo (and if I did, I must have wiped it from my memory permanently!). I decided to pull back a little on the daily blogging I had taken to participating in during November and NanoWriMo. In part, this was to enable more writing time for NanoWriMo, but after 8/9 days I spectacularly failed so that portion of the plan didn’t really help much. The other reason was the enjoyment of blogging. I used to love writing posts for different things, different each day and week, but once I was daily blogging, and joining group blog events, I began to feel like some themes were a little repetitive, and that I was viewing it more as a chore than a hobby. And so here we are, 40 days and a couple of Strictly Saturdays blog posts later, and I am back! Continue reading “Friday Reads: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”

Books, General

Book Traveling Thursday: Foodie

In my determination to both live a life outside of work and my house, and my efforts to try and blog every day in September, I am left frantically attempting to make the deadline for this new (well to me) book meme. Catía and Danielle set Book Travelling Thursday up with the intention of choosing a single book to encompass the theme of the week, that changes and is posted on the dedicated Goodreads group found here. Continue reading “Book Traveling Thursday: Foodie”

General, Travel

I’m dreaming of a White Christmas

So another Christmas has been and gone. I hope everyone had a good one this year! Considering the less than the conventional run-up, and the less than normal day, and how un-festive I felt going in, Christmas turned out to be pretty good in the Liz-Jade Roi-Et household. Quite uneventful, and completely absent of almost any traditions that ether of us usually have, but nice in its own way. Continue reading “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas”

General, Travel

It’s beginning to look a lot like …

…another standard Wednesday Evening.

Happy Christmas Eve everybody (unless you’ve already made it to Christmas Day, in which case, Happy Christmas!). I can’t believe Christmas Eve is already here. I can’t believe I have been travelling for over 3 months. I can’t believe Jade and I left Bangkok for Roi-Et exactly 2 months ago today. Time flies. Continue reading “It’s beginning to look a lot like …”

General, Travel

Have Yourself a Thai Christmas

December is well and truly here. It has rained, it’s gone cold*, and the Christmas decorations have gone up. Despite being half way around the world. I’ve received some Christmas cards from family, which has been lovely, some of which have turned out to be advent calendars (thanks Gran and Auntie B), so the whole place is beginning to feel a lot more festive.

*It’s only about 27 degrees this week, so, erm….cold. Continue reading “Have Yourself a Thai Christmas”