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Christmas Eve routine | BLOGMAS

BLOGMAS DAY 8! The big day is finally here! Im so exited for tomorrow to spend time with my family and I hope you are too. On Christmas Eve I normally wake up at 9 then spend an hour lounging around in bed watching TikToks and go on social media. Once I'm up I'll get changed normally into a Christmas jumper, comfy joggers and some cosy socks. I will come downstairs and my mum will have a bacon sandwich waiting on the table for me and my brother, also on Christmas Eve I'm aloud to open 1 present from my mum and dad and it's normally PJ's and fluffy socks. The afternoon will roll around and during this time I will wrap any last minuets Christmas presents and watch too many Christmas films or listen to my Christmas playlist. I will also face time my friends to wish them a Merry Christmas. Suddenly the evening will come around very quickly and we will normally have a simple tea, I will then help my dad prep for Christmas dinner and then head upstairs to have a nice

Quick and easy Mince Pies | BLOGMAS

BLOGMAS DAY 7 In my opinion It's not Christmas without mince pie, they are always the item my mum and dad stock up on so this year I though I would give them ago.  You will need a 12 hole cupcake tin Ingredients: Ready made Shortcrust pastry  1 egg beaten 350g mincemeat 1 egg beaten to glaze Icing sugar for dusting Method - Preheat your oven to 200 degrees - Roll the pastry out thinly on a lightly floured work surface and cut out 12 rounds using a circle cookie cutter then place in your greases cupcake tin. - Spoon a generously heaped teaspoon of mincemeat into each pastry case, re-roll the pastry trimming and cut out 18 stars using a star cookie cutter, put two of the stars on top of the mince meat and brush with your beaten egg. - Bake them in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden and crisp allow to cool and dust with Icing sugar. I love mince pies with either some cream or custard, These are so cute and easy to make and perfect for Christmas day! Blogmas day 6

My favourite Christmas films | BLOGMAS

BLOGMS DAY 6! One of the thing's I love about Christmas is watching films, there are some films which are just the best ones to watch. Whats your favourite let me know in the comments below! Elf - Who doesn't love Elf? It's probably the best one to watch, it never fails to make me smile. I will watch this at least 10 times during December and defiantly on Christmas eve, Its a tradition for me and my mum to watch it before we go to bed on Christmas eve and I just love it. The Santa Clause - This is a childhood favourite of mine and like Elf I have to watch this on Christmas but I normally watch this on my own while wrapping presents and drinking hot chocolates. If you haven't see it I highly recommend watching it. Christmas with the Cranks - I watched this for the first time last year and I loved it, it really made me laugh and smile when I had a crap day at work on Christmas eve. Like the Santa Clause I highly recommend watching. The Grinch - My mum can't stand

The best Ginger cookies | BLOGMAS

BLOGMAS DAY 5 Being the baker in the family (currently studying it at college just saying) I go OTT with the baking, and the thing I love to bake the most are Ginger cookies. This is my favourite recipe ever and can go along way. (I got this recipe of Bakes by Steph) You will need: 2-3 baking trays (or one and keep reusing that) Rolling pin parchment paper Christmas cookie cutters Ingredients: 300g Plain flour 125g Self raising flour 125g Sugar 125g Butter 125g Golden syrup 1 egg 2-3 tsp ginger Icing (optional) 500g Icing sugar  Few teaspoons of water  Method - Preheat your oven to 160 degrees. - In a bowl pop in your plain flour, self raising flour, ginger and sugar and mix together. - Next melt your butter down a little so it a bit softer (DO NOT FULLY MELT IT), make a well in the centre of your dry ingredients and add your butter, golden syrup and the egg. -One all your ingredients are in you want to mix them all together, mix for about 5 minutes or until the ing

A Christmas Interview | BLOGMAS

BLOGMAS DAY 4 This is also a collaboration with my amazing friend Molly, I shall leave her blog and social media's down below. Over on her blog she asked me some Christmas question, I enjoyed asking Molly questions and hope to do it again soon. Do you open any presents on Christmas eve? Molly - We don't, I really like it this way as it leaves so much anticipation for Christmas day What is your favourite Christmas song? Molly - Ooo thats so difficult as there are so many, it's a toss up between Mistletoe by Justin Bieber and Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid What is your favourite Christmas film? Molly -   T he Grinch 10000%!! It just gives me all the Christmas vibes and it does kind of have a deeper meaning which is  so sweet... I just love it!!! What is your favourite thing's about Christmas? Molly -  I love Christmas for so so many reasons!! I love that your house always looks so beautiful when all the decorations are up (especially at night), I love th

My Christmas playlist | BLOGMAS

BLOGMAS DAY 3 It's not Christmas without listening to Christmas songs, whenever Im on a walk, on the bus or driving I have to be listening to them especially heart xmas or my playlist on Spotify. Last Christmas - Wham! Fairytale of New York - The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl Driving home for Christmas - Chris Rea I wish it could be Christmas everyday - Wizzard Merry Xmas everyone - Slade  Christmas Lights - Coldplay Santa Tell me - Ariana Grande  Christmas time (don't let the bells end) - The Darkness 2000 miles - Pretenders  Merry Christmas everyone - Shakin' Stevens   Wonderful Christmas time - Paul McCartney  Underneath the tree - Kelly Clarkson It's the most wonderful time of the year - Andy Williams Do they know it's Christmas - Band Aid A spaceman came travelling - Chris de Burgh  Santa Claus is coming to town -  Michael Buble  Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie  What Christmas means to me - Stevie Wonder  All I want for Christmas

Winter must have's | BLOGMAS

BLOGMAS DAY 2 Winter is here and I'm so happy I love being all warm and cosy, this Winter I want to make it the best ever so I know these are the must haves of Winter. A good book to read - We all love a cold Winters night when we get home close the curtains, get comfy for the night and read a good book, I love to read Christmas one as it gets me into the spirit. I get all mine from the works or charity shops, I can't wait to read it! Fluffy socks - I can't stand having cold feet so fluffy socks are like my best friend, I love to get mine from Primark, I mean they are the best. Also slipper socks I love mine from Boux Avenue. A warm drink - Every year Starbucks and Costa bring out there Christmas drinks and you have to have a chosen one, mine are the Gingerbread hot chocolates form Costa coffee, whats your? Let me know in the comments section. Hand warmers - The saviour of winter, sometimes gloves aren't enough so we need that extra warmth to our hands, you can get

November Favourites | BLOGMAS

BLOGMAS DAY 1! Finally the time has come, I'm so so exited for this month and the blogpost's that are planned. I honestly can't believe it's December this horrid year is nearly over, to kick off Blogmas I though I would do a classic monthly favourites. Seasonal Scents - Back in September I posted a review on this brand's Halloween products, they came out with there Christmas/Winter range and of course I had to get my hands on them, and oh my gosh how amazing! I highly recommend buying a wax burner just to get some of these wax melts, my room has never smelt so good!  After we Collided - The next book in the After series by Anna Todd, I love this series of books they always have me wanting to read more. If you know someone who love's a romance novel, this would be a perfect gift. Gingerbread Candle - My go to scent for Christmas, I've been getting this candle every Christmas for the past 5 years. This big candle is only £2.99 from Home Bargains! This makes m