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Wow, looking back through my photos from last month as I begin to write this post its crazy how much I packed into November. Even though this year has flown by, some of the events from last month seem like a lifetime ago. Like, I went for dinner with my friend Hannah just a few weeks ago but it feels like so much longer since I last saw her. How crazy. November was a long but good month and after all the ups and downs of October, things are really looking up.
November was cute with lots of family time as my beautiful father celebrated his 60th birthday! Oh how I love him so much, for his birthday I made him a scrapbook and bought him some shoes and night cream. He asked me not to spend too much money on him so I obeyed his wishes but I kind of wish I spoiled him more like he deserves. I’ve got him a good Christmas present though so its all good and after all, its spending time with one another that counts.
To celebrate my Dads birthday we did soooo much! The celebrations began the weekend before his actual birthday as my grandparents, uncles and aunt came up to visit and we all went out for dinner to Bella Italia. It was the loveliest evening and I had a little emotional cry when it was time for everyone to go home because its rare that we all get together as a family and do things like go out for dinner, so I really didn’t want the night to end. However it was a lovely lovely evening and I really hope we do something similar again in the near future.
On my fathers actual bday, my parents, sister, her boyfriend, my nana and I all went out for dinner at Smashburger for the first time. As you will know if you read my Smashburger review, we were not expecting it to be a fast food type of place! We didn’t exactly rate the venue but together as a family we had a lovely evening, and after dinner we continued the celebrations at home with presents and birthday cake!
For the final birthday celebrations, my brother, sister in law and nephew came down to spend the day with us, chilling at home and going out for lunch. It was such a lovely day and I absolutely adored seeing my little nephew Tommy, plus I had some great chats with my brother which is always nice. In my life I’ve not spent as much time with my bro as I have with my other siblings because he’s always lived a distance from me, so I truly value the time I do get to spend with him.
Christmas fever started kicking in last month as I began to get festive with my besties! Eeek, I spent some lovely Christmassy times going to see Christmas films at the cinema and also shopping for all the LUSH treats, haul coming soon. At the cinema my girls and I saw Bad Moms Christmas which was hilarious but in my opinion not quite as funny as the first and we also saw Daddy’s Home 2 which I adored. What a heart-warming, lovely, humorous film! I haven’t seen the original Daddy’s Home but I’m so going to give it a watch.
One of the nicest Christmassy days I had with my squad was our Christmas LUSH shopping day. So both myself and Daisy have Mondays off and we decided to go for a LUSH trip together because we both love love love their stuff. Daisy was slightly more sensible than me and only bought a couple of items, whereas I bought around twenty but that’s okay, I budgeted for it! After our spree, Emily and Chantal came and met us after they’d finished work and we went for hot chocolate at this cute lil’ tipi bar that’s popped up in the shopping centre for Christmas, followed by an Asda adventure. You know them ones when its like you’re not ready to go home yet but its late and you don’t know where to go or what to do? Us girls will always hit up a supermarket and find something giggly to keep us entertained. This time it was a ridiculous Pull Me cracker style head piece which I was so tempted to buy for the bants butttt I decided against it when I realised it would not be £6 well spent!
Now we are in DECEMBER and there’s even more festive fun going on with both my family and friends. I have so much to look forward to this month and after November being so great, I’m really feeling positive that this month is going to be the perfect end to the year and a great set up for all the good vibes in 2018. Hurray hurray hurray.
What were your November highlights? Let me know in the comments below.
Thank you all for reading,