• Simple and Slow Christmas

    Simple and Slow Christmas

    The meaning of Christmas is different for everyone. From religious meanings to seeing loved ones opening gifts, to spending time with friends and family. For some Christmas may not conjure up such feelings of warmth and love. Christmas for some is a tough time of year when they are reminded of lost loved ones or they may not have all their friends and family around them.

    Whatever Christmas means to you, use this time to do the things you want to do.  Be kind to yourself and give yourself the time to enjoy the smaller things in life that we can all apprecicate just a little more at this time of year. Its not all about having a picture perfect pinterest worthy house, although I feel a little hypercrytical   writing this as I’m such a lover of phototgraphy and capturing those special moments in time. What I think I’m trying to say is do whats right for you and don’t feel the pressure to be a certain way.

    For us Christmas is about spending time together as a family and enjoying the slow and more simplistic days. Eating and drinking way too much, spending the afternoons hybernating under a cosy blanket watching Christmas films with a big glass of baileys

    Getting outdoors and taking a walk, this might be with friends and family, alone or just with the dog.

    Light all the candles or pop on the fairy lights nothing says Christmas to me like a twinkle light.

    Enjoy all the food, big dinners, relaxed supers its all about the food for us. 

    Taking a digital detox and enjoy some tech free time. Spending actual time with my family may seem like a strange thing to say but we often get so consumed in the digital world we forget to have proper conversations with people with live with and see daily. 

    Lazy mornings and pj days its all about enjoying the simple things this Christmas.

    So all that is left for me to say is enjoy your Christmas however you choose to enjoy it. Do Christmas your way and enjoy the simple things it brings. This next week I’m going to be switching off, taking some time to finish off my shopping, wrap all the presents, buy all the food, catch up with friends and reading my Christmas books.

    This year has brought a lot of change in terms of blogging, but I’m excited for what 2019 has in store, I’ll be back in January rested and ready for a brand new year with lots of new content coming your way.

    Just one last thing to say is thankyou to you all for sticking with me though my little wobble as I figured out where my blog was going.

    Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I’ll see you back here in 2019.

    Until next time 

    Caroline X 

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    10 Comments

    1. December 14, 2018 / 2:44 pm

      I can’t wait to hit the off button so we can all slow down – it’s very much needed and we certainly won’t be doing any rushing around of the Christmas holidays because for us also it’s just about being together.

    2. December 15, 2018 / 6:55 pm

      Loving your new focus Caroline. I’ll be switching off soon too. Happy Christmas! Xx

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        December 16, 2018 / 11:41 am

        Thank you susie xx

    3. December 16, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      Christmas to me is all about my family. I’ll be switching off til the new year and enjoying time just the six of us, eating all the food, getting out for long frosty walks, and making memories. I can’t wait!

    4. December 17, 2018 / 12:47 pm

      I will be slowing down! I have the week off work and Im planning on taking a social media detox too. I can’t wait. Loving the new focus of the blog xxx

    5. December 17, 2018 / 12:59 pm

      I can’t wait to switch off over Christmas. It is all about my family and I’m lucky to have a job that I can switch off from. It’s going to be so much fun, they are a great age this year!

    6. December 17, 2018 / 8:21 pm

      Thank you for this post. I think that it is all too easy to get caught up in the mayhem of Christmas, and I certainly don’t feel like I have that end of term feeling – I wish I did have it. I’m going to be easy on myself this Christmas, as next year my daughter will be in school and my baby will definitely need to have more than one present. Claire x

    7. December 17, 2018 / 8:21 pm

      Thank you for this post. I think that it is all too easy to get caught up in the mayhem of Christmas, and I certainly don’t feel like I have that end of term feeling – I wish I did have it. I’m going to be easy on myself this Christmas, as next year my daughter will be in school and my baby will definitely need to have more than one present. Claire x

    8. December 18, 2018 / 10:04 am

      Happy Christmas! I love the good feeling everywhere at Christmas, and I’m planning on taking the time off to spend with my family. The pressure on having the perfect Christmas can be huge, but it’s the simplest things that I remember from my own childhood – unwrapping presents in my parent’s bed, or pulling crackers around the table, or silly party games. Have a wonderful break!

    9. January 5, 2019 / 8:22 pm

      I hope you’ve had a great break and I can’t wait to see more of your blog in 2019. Wellbeing is definitely something I need to be better at. As life as has got fuller, I seem to be rushing about more, when really I should be slowing down. Can’t wait to read more. x

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