Hello! Happy belated new year everyone!! 2020 is finally over and although 2021 still remains pretty uncertain, at least we can hope for a better year, right??
December was a lovely month, I had a couple of weeks off work, ate ALL the Christmas food and watched so much TV 😀 Here’s what else I got up to 🙂
Mine and J’s anniversary was at the beginning of December (we celebrated 7 years together) so we decided to get ourselves a Dodo pizza! J opted for a double pepperoni and I went for the Dodo Supreme (ham, mushroom, pepperoni, peppers and pineapple)! I was going to ask for the pineapple to be left off because it’s bloody gross, but J really wanted the pineapple 🙁 I was very brave and tried a slice!! I tell you what, I’m now a pineapple on pizza convert, it’s amazing!! Anyone else love pineapple on pizza??
Christmas Day was quiet because it was just me, J and Mr Bear. We went all out though and I cooked a whole goose with roast potatoes, roast parsnips, braised cabbage, sprouts with bacon, pigs in blankets, stuffing and gravy!! It was so good and I didn’t even get stressed out and cry (it’s a recurring theme every year)!!
What I loved:
I picked up a couple of new enamel pins for my collection! First up is this gorgeous stag and mountain pin from Fairy Cakes. Deer are one of my favourite animals so I knew I had to have this one! I also grabbed this amazing Always Watching pin from KellyLouUK😂😂 J and I always quote this to each other as we both love Monster’s Inc!
I usually go to the Isle of Wight for a few days before Christmas to see my parents, but obviously wasn’t able to this year. Instead we decided to do a video call on Christmas Day, which was really lovely 🙂 They also surprised me by sending me these lovely flowers 🙂
Home and garden:
As I had a couple of weeks off over Christmas, I decided to take advantage of the downtime by starting to paint the hallway! Our hallway is a weird mix of green and pink walls (from the previous owner) and we’ve just never done anything about it. Unfortunately the paint was really flaky so I had to do a lot of prep work and it still looks pretty shit close up!! However, from a distance it looks so new and fresh 😀
I’ve done two or three coats on the front door walls, but only done one coat on the walls round the window so far.
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How was your December? Have you made any resolutions for 2021? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 xx
The fresh coat of paint already looks amazing! I’m a pineapple on pizza fan too 🙂
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Thanks, I can’t wait to paint it again! Yay for pineapple on pizza 🙂 xx
Those pins are so cute!!
I love them! Thanks for checking out my post 🙂 xx
Thanks for sharing your December round up, even though you could not visit your parents you still spoke to them on Christmas Day 🙂
Yeah it was really love to chat with them over video, we’ve never done that before but I think we might do that every year now (as we don’t spend Christmas Day together) 🙂 xx
I’ve never had goose, but I’ve always fancied trying it. Loving your new enamel pins 🙂
It’s so delicious!! Thanks, I love them 🙂 xx
So glad you have a lovely December and managed to do some home projects while relaxing. Congratulations on 7 years too!
Thanks Sam 🙂 xx
Oooh thank you so much for including me. Sorry my blog has been a bit quiet.
Tea in the Tub
That’s okay, no need to apologise for your blog being quiet!! 🙂 xx
Love these posts. Sounds like you had a nice December. I’m sorry you couldn’t go to visit your parents. The flowers are lovely 🙂 Good luck on the rest of the house! xxx
Thanks Jenny, hopefully we’ll be able to see loved ones more this year!! 🙂 xx
Catch up posts are my favourite! I love hearing about what you got up to and glad to see some house progress for you xxx
Thanks Della 🙂 I’m hoping for more house progress this year 🙂 xx
I love your chatty catch up posts! When you’ve finished painting your house, could you come round and do some of mine please!? I love the idea of painting but it’s always so much longer than I ever think!
Ahaha, you might be waiting a while, we’ve got the entire house to do!! 😀 xx