My Monthly Roundup - December 2015

This December was a pretty busy one - I was working through the whole holidays bar the bank holidays. We were also hosting this Christmas, so there was lots of prep to do. It didn't really feel very Christmassy, for some reason. Maybe the drab weather, or going to work, or perhaps. just because we put many of the decorations up quite late in the month. Come Christmas Eve, we were starting to feel a little more festive. Other than enjoy Christmas, we have done a bit more work in the house, and it is feeling more and more homely. 

1. First time ever I did a Christmas book advent calendar - and wrote some tips how to do one cheaply.
2. Christmas time! 
3. We have a little book worm in the house - I also wrote some tips on how to grow the love of reading in toddlers.
4. We went to Harrods Christmas Grotto and loved the decorations... Little mice everywhere!
5. The wonder of Christmas windows is just captivating - they are so magical.
6. But not everything always works when you go and see Santa... Especially if you have a toddler. It is a funny picture so at least we got some laughs out of it (afterwards).
7. Toddler + bath time + long hair = endless hair installations!
9. This was our Christmas card picture two years ago, when Aili was just six months old.

I also shared our Christmas portrait - which I didn't actually have time to take until Boxing Day, ha ha, but never mind. No one needs to know! 

And as practically all of Instagram I also checked my most liked pictures of 2015 (check below!). Funnily enough, nearly all of them were from November and December. I've started to put a bit more effort into the pictures I upload on Instagram and pay a bit more attention to tagging them, so maybe that pays off? Or maybe people just like seeing Aili's pretty face on my feed more than any other things I take pictures of (and I have taken lots of pictures of her recently!). 

Overall I posted 139 pictures and got over 2.5k likes. Small fry I guess to some, but it has been nice to see that my IG has been growing a bit recently.

I hope you had a wonderful December, Christmas, New Year, and in fact, a lovely 2015! We sure did :)

Do you guys have Instagram accounts? And how was your December? 
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  1. Oh that Christmas portrait is just perfect, she looks absolutely gorgeous. It looks like you have had a lovely festive period. Happy New Year to you. x

    1. Thank you :) I do love that portrait - it is now on my phone and I have blasted it everywhere on social media ha ha :) Happy New Year to you too!

  2. Such a gorgeous portrait! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas this year full of fun

    1. Thank you :) it was a lovely Christmas, a bit hectic, but nice :) I hope you had a wonderful Christmas too!

  3. Ahh , love that Christmas portrait! Love her face like if she has been caught doing something naughty. She looks adorable

    1. Ha ha yep, that is the cheeky have I even caught face :D although, of course here she was actually allowed to eat that biscuit! :D

  4. Gorgeous portrait of her. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas, I love the Scandi Christmas style too, your decs looks lovely. Sending you belated Happy New Year wishes :) xx

    1. Aww thank you :) we don't have too many Christmas decorations yet, but I think what we had worked alright :) happy new year to you too - hope you have a wonderful 2016! :)


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