Top Ten Tuesday – TT Christmas activities📚

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Good morning (or evening depending on where you’re reading this!) today is a freebie on Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and I’ve decided in the spirit of Christmas to do my Top Ten Festive Activities! I’m actually so excited to do this post lmao.

1 – Making paper chains. I turned 24 this year and I still love making paper chains, I will go to places like Hobbycraft and by specific Christmas ones and spend HOURS making them. 

2 – Decorating the Christmas tree/house. This is easily the best part of the year for me, getting the decorations down from the loft and making the whole house look like a festive bomb has gone off – WOOP. 

3 – Making mince pies. Okay I actually hate mince pies, I don’t like mincemeat and if any of it touches me I gag, but, making mince pies for everyone else (my dad, grandparents, neighbours) is one of my fave things to do at Christmas time. 

4 – Drink hot chocolate with so many marshmallows you could sink a ship. I love hot chocolate all year round, but at Christmas, I have a special mug I use and I pile it so high with whipped cream and marshmallows. Bliss. 

5 – Making Christmas cookies/biscuits. A lot of Christmas for me is making treats for everyone else, we have quite a large extended family and lots of elderly neighbours so at Christmas there’s never someone far away who would love some cookies or biscuits. 

There are probably so many more activities I could bore you with that I do at Christmas, but I won’t! Mainly because I’m off to write some Christmas cards and wrap some presents and sing badly to Christmas music.

Merry Christmas and I hope you enjoyed my TTT freebie! Em xx

Top Ten Tuesday – TT favourite holiday books📚

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Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! Today I’m going to be taking part in Top Ten Tuesday again, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl currently.

This weeks tag is holiday reads, now I’m not a massive theme reader, so I’m just going to put my own spin on this with Top Five books that I will go back to no matter what the season!

  1. The Harry Potter series. I will re-read this whether I have 20 other books on my shelf or absolutely nothing, they’re my favourite series to get lost in while relaxing in the sun next to the pool or when it’s cold and raining outside.
  2. Matilda. Though this is a book I would have read as a child I love Matilda and it’s one of my favourite books to grab while I’m having a soak in the bath – aka the best thing to do when it’s cold outside.
  3. The End of Mr Y. I pick this book up once a year in some mad attempt to get my head around it, it never works but it’s something to get stuck into, whatever the time of year!
  4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I love the film and the book and I will read this every Christmas without fail. Period.
  5. A Christmas Carol. For me this book signifies Christmas and that’s why I love it so, it isn’t Christmas until I’ve read this, and that’s also why I tend to read it mid November time because I love Christmas that much lmao.

Do you read any of the books on my list? Let me know if you’re taking part in TTT too, I need some new book recommendations! Em xx