December 2017 will be remembered as the month I sat around feeling sorry for myself. The last post I made was about how I thought I had bronchitis – apparently, it’s “just” a cough, albeit a cough which made me actually vomit during a meeting at work (oh god, the shame). Just when I thought it was getting better, I then picked up another cold which has made my cough worse again, so spent the week between Christmas and New Year’s on the sofa.
It’s so ridiculous and pathetic – I’m normally such a well person, so I can’t really understand why I’m so run down. At least I have another week off work for more lying around feeling sorry for myself.
There were some highlights in December though.
Crafty Fox at the Mercato Metropolitano
The perfect timing for some Christmas gifts, I met up with an old friend to visit the Crafty Fox market which was held at the Mercato Metropolitano which is just gorgeous. I wish I had another reason to visit Elephant and Castle – they currently have a Backyard Cinema there but I think they’re mostly booked up.
As for the market, I managed to get a lot of gifts there, and some fun things for myself. I do love a Craft Fox event.
Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar
I normally blog about this weekly, but I just did not have the energy. It was packed with all the usual goodies, with some new items like the iconic Brazilian Bum Bum Cream and QMS Medicosmetics. It does feel like a lot more items have gone to my Mum than in previous years, so maybe this one hasn’t been as good? Still enjoyable though.
I mentioned last year that Christmas has become incredibly difficult for me to cope with but circumstances this year meant I was able to have a very quiet Christmas day with both my in-laws and my Mum (and Husband of course). We didn’t go insane with gifts or anything like that – the commercialism of the holiday is getting truly ridiculous and makes me feel quite uncomfortable at times. That said, I did get the latest Mr Jones Watch for my collection which I was incredibly grateful for. It was a very relaxed and peaceful day with wonderful food and good company.
We got addicted to Dark, the first German language series on Netflix. It blew my mind – the level of detail, the intricacies of the many stories being told. On several occasions, a reveal happened on screen but the implications of it wouldn’t hit me for a while. This meant I frequently turned to Husband at random moments and screamed excitedly at him. Cannot wait for series 2.
First trip to London
My Mum had my niece for a couple of days over the Christmas break, so we decided to take her on her first trip to London. On the itinerary – Liberty, Carnaby Street, and of course Hamleys. She was a little overwhelmed when we first stepped into the famous toy store, but as soon as she saw Peppa Pig cuddly toys, she figured out that this was her shop. It was very adorable seeing her excitedly spotting different things, and I managed to convince her to get a Supergirl doll (they didn’t have Wonder Woman). Walking round the busy streets with her yelling at people to get out of the way is a memory I’ll cherish!