Every single month I think to myself “my gosh, I have so many favourite things to share” and then the end of the month rolls round and I am left looking at my feet and biting my nails whilst trying to think about what I really liked, enjoyed, loved and even hated through the past 30 days. You will be pleased to know that this month was no exception, but it was not hard to think of this months shortlist as I either tripped over it, ate it or was starting to get clammy hands, wondering where said item was…
So this is everything that both Max (22months) and I (don’t ask) have been head over heels for throughout the month of November:
Quality Street Chocolates
Do I need to even explain? I find wrappers everywhere, under the sofa, in the dogs bed, but mainly, always mainly… my pockets. 2015 will be about eating air for me.
Melissa & Doug Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
I was on the hunt for an advent calendar that was not full of sugar (as we have quite enough in the house – with it being the Xmas season) and then I discovered that one of my favourite toy brands also produced an advent calendar! This Christmas Tree is made of wood and will last Max for years to come, it has magnetic baubles to either take off or decorate the tree with for the build up to Christmas Day. It is such a lovely product and Max enjoys lining up the baubles and decorating the tree on a daily basis. It sits in pride of place, on our mantel piece and has become one of our Xmas decorations. I hope this will be in our family for many years and become a Bailie Christmas tradition.
It is officially bobble hat weather. After too many park trips holding my hands over my ears trying to warm them I purchased this gorgeous burgundy shade knitted hat from ASOS. Best part of it all, is that Max will happily keep his hat on if Mama has hers. Phew.
Max is obsessed with cars and diggers, he “vrooms” them all a round the house, he loves lining them up and picking up lego man who are hitching a lift from the lounge to kitchen. This JCB digger basically blew his mind, it is big and bulky, but fits in with his growing collection quite nicely. Beep, beep.
Canon Powershot S120
So I am 44 videos in to YouTube, which is nuts! So far I have got by, using just my iPhone 5S and iMovie, which has been all I needed…up to now. I am longing for better quality, better shots, better editing, better sound and higher definition in my videos. There are some fabulous vloggers out there who are producing such quality content that I have decided I want better for my channel. I love making my diary videos, so I invested in a camera. A camera that is just for my channel on YouTube. Other vloggers that I admire all recommend the Canon Powershot S120 so I dived in and made a sneaky purchase on Amazon. So far, I am over-joyed at the quality and it is easy to use and navigate, even for a novice like me. I feel like this also marks an important step in my YouTube journey. (I hope).
I did not know whether or not to include this as you have read the book Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, as I am years behind most readers since having Max, but I was also heavily disappointed by the ending. No spoilers. Do not worry. My husband just finished it and disagreed so you may or may not like it?! Wow. I should write book reviews right? Even though I was not thrilled with the last chapter, I loved the book. I found myself going to bed earlier and earlier, just so I could read 5 chapters before Mr.Sandman arrived. It is highly addictive and there are some brilliant twists and turns. I really want to see the movie now.
I hope you enjoyed our November favourites and do let me know what you have been loving this past month or is there anything you are looking forward to sampling in December? Leave me a comment below and I will grab the Quality Street! Happy December darlings x