I have finally finished my day job for the holidays which means that I can well and truly get into the holiday mode now. I have spent quite a few evenings wrapping presents, decorating our house with sparkly lights and enjoying the wind down this time of year brings. I got a new gingerbread candle for my birthday and have had that burning on an evening, so our house has been smelling amazing too.

The thing I am most looking forward to in the upcoming week is spending time with family and friends. As we all know, day to day life can be hectic and time with loved ones becomes even more precious. During the next week we’ll spend time with both of our families, as well as catching up with old friends whom we haven’t seen for a while. I’m really looking forward to it; we are very lucky to have such fantastic family between us.


5 things I’ve enjoyed/been grateful for this week:

1) I went to a Carol concert on Tuesday and enjoyed singing along to some festive tunes.

2) I went bowling with some people from work – I ended up being rubbish but it was fun!

3) Warmed mince pies; nothing better.

4) We’ve received lots of Christmas cards from various people which makes me appreciate who we have in our lives – we’re so lucky!

5) The Missing is a programme on BBC 1 and it was the final on Tuesday – it had me hooked til the end and this episode was fantastic.


5 blog posts I’ve enjoyed this week:

1) Net Worth Update: €49,518 by No More Waffles. Another net worth update – love reading these kind of posts.

2) Our 2014 Spending by Club Thrifty. Again, I love these kind of posts which are honest about spending and reflective too.

3) Gingerbread Layer Cake With Salted Whiskey Caramel by Top With Cinnamon. Even the name of this post is golden, and the pictures included make it seem so good. Now, what do I need to make a cake for?

4) Thursday Battle: The 1500 Crappy Christmas Tree Conflict by 1500 Days. This post made me laugh; I love our Christmas tree so this wouldn’t be deemed festive enough for me!

5) Willpower by Will by First Quarter Finance. Interesting post about willpower and being lazy.


And, in case you’ve missed them, these are the topics I’ve posted about this week:

– 5 Smart Financial Moves To Make Before The New Year – have you done all of these yet?

How To Stop Living Pay Cheque To Pay Cheque – some tips to try and break the cycle.


What have you enjoyed reading this week? Any plans for the week ahead? I’d love to hear about it! 


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