Candice: Well it’s another new year. They just seem to fly by I must say. We were watching ‘Back to the Future’ over Christmas and I still can’t believe it was made in 1985. We also introduced the near four year old to it, and she really liked the skateboard chase so that was a good sign. None of this Disney rubbish in our house (except ‘Frozen’ from which she likes to re-enact ‘Let it go’ in full, including cape toss and hair loosening).
I have to say I do like Christmas but I find the day a bit flat after the build up. There is all that planning and shopping and discussing and eating and then the big day comes… and I open my presents and go… “oh”. It’s not necessarily that the presents are bad its just the build-up is so much I need a lie down after all that. I prefer the bit afterwards; or would that be known as the sale shopping afterwards? I got some good bargains this year and could keep going but have just had to rein myself in before the credit card bill got too large.
January has become more of a big thing in our house as we now have two birthday’s to celebrate, my daughter’s and my husband’s. I go in to full planning mode as soon as boxing day comes round getting ready for their big days, especially as this will be the last year we can celebrate with my daughter before she goes to school.
And of course, there is the need to book a holiday to look forward to. Tick, that one is done.
And so on to book reading and writing. I haven’t had the chance to watch ‘The Miniaturist’ as it was on over Christmas but I shall be interested to see how it compares to the book. We did watch the first episode of ‘McMafia’ last night, which looks quite good. But the brain is already ticking over thinking of ideas for Book 3. I have a few but Phil and I need to book in our Post-It note session to work out the plot before we go in hell for leather, as we found last time, it works better that way.