My Blogmas 2017 Review – Blogmas Day 25

First of all, Happy Christmas everyone! I can’t believe I made it through Blogmas, posting daily and managing to engage with so many other lovely bloggers! It really has been a great experience. Well done to everyone else who took part, it’s been a brilliant couple of weeks to be part of the blogging community.

I thought in honour of all of the festive content that’s been put out there over the last 25 days, I’d do a review post – of my own Blogmas experience as well as my favourite Blogmas posts from other people.

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Shuffle Music Tag – Blogmas Day 23

I had other plans for the last couple of days of Blogmas but don’t seem to have found the time to write them, so instead I am going to do the Shuffle Music Tag today, which the brilliant Lauren tagged me in! I really love Lauren’s lifestyle blog, which ranges from fun tag posts to helpful posts about managing stress and anxiety. Go check her out if you haven’t already! Onto the tag…

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Feeling Low at Christmas: 15 Self-Care Tips – Blogmas Day 21

I don’t feel great today. Sorry for the downer, but life isn’t a constant fairy lights-bordered blogpost: we all go through ups and downs, and being down at Christmas can feel a lot worse than any other time of year. ‘Tis the season to be jolly, right?

I’ve seen quite a few posts this year about self-care, in particular paying attention to looking after your mind and body during the festive season; firstly, it is wonderful to see so many bloggers raising awareness around mental health at Christmas, and secondly, because of this, I know a lot of the things I’m about to say have been said before. This post is a reminder for myself, and anyone else out there struggling, to take simple steps towards being kind to yourself.

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Boys Toys, Girls Toys: The Blue and Pink Divide – Blogmas Day 20

“I won’t eat my ice cream unless the spoon’s blue.” a boy scowls with the ferocity of a bear in a zoo, outraged at the injustice of being locked up.

“Of course, darling.” a tired mum sighs, looking up at me, the gelato scooper, with expectation and an awaiting hand.

The week after, and most likely the week before too, a parent apologetically approaches the counter and explains, “my daughter will throw a tantrum if she can’t have her ice cream in the pink cup, I know it’s the medium size, but maybe you could just put the small amount in the pink cup? That wouldn’t be a problem, would it?”

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