And just like that, in the blink of an eye, it’s almost the end of 2017. It’s been a crazy year for me; from buying a house to starting a new job, and ticking some places off my bucket list – there’s been lots of highs and lows, and I’m excited to see what 2018 has in store.
But before we start talking resolutions etc. it’s time I shared with you my final wishlist post of 2017.
1. Get Into The Festive Spirit
There’s nowhere to hide the fact that this year its taken me a little bit longer to embrace the festive spirit. But it’s officially December, I have my work Christmas party next week, and I’m finally starting to feel Christmassy. I’ve got lots of lovely plans over the next few weeks including visiting different cities, catching up with old friends, and endless drinking of mulled wine.
2. Christmas Decorations
At my parent’s house, we used to get our tree up and decorate the house as soon as it hit December, and although I have quite a busy weekend this weekend I’m going to have a look through what we already have, and maybe get the tree up over the next few days. I can’t wait to have the first Christmas in our home.
3. Bake Mince Pies
I love to bake, and mince pies are something I tend to do every year. I haven’t found the time to bake them just yet (but I’ve made my way through a few boxes already) but December will definitely be the time I get my apron on.
4. Cheese And Wine
This month we’ve got our friend’s annual cheese and wine party. We couldn’t go last year as we were in Edinburgh, so I’m really excited to get together with everyone before Christmas, and eat ridiculous amounts of cheese.
5. Visit London Again
I’ve been to London a few times in the last few months, but I would love to go again before Christmas. Jordan and I have a few days off during December, so I will definitely be having a look to see if we can get down there for a night or two. If anyone has any good hotel recommendations, I’m all ears!
6. Christmas Party
Next week is my work’s Christmas party, and I already can’t wait. It’s at Artisan in Manchester, which is one of my favourite restaurants, and it will be my first festive dinner of the year. Seen as it’s a Tuesday, I’m going to try and be well behaved as I’m working the next day, but I’ve said those words a thousand times before.
7. We Blog North Christmas Shindig
During December, I’ll also be attending the We Blog North Christmas party at Randall and Aubin which will be a great excuse to catch up with some of my favourite blogger girls. I’ve never been to the restaurant either, and the menu looks amazing.
8. Get To Grips With My New Camera Lens
I bought myself an early Christmas present in the form of the 45mm lens for my camera, and this month I can’t wait to get to grips with it and create some festive content. I’ve had a play around on my friend, Jacinta’s, a few times, and I love it.
9. Host Christmas Day
This year will be our first Christmas in our home together, and we have Jordan’s parents coming round on Christmas day. My main wish is to get through the whole day without giving anyone food poisoning – or maybe I’ll just stick to the dessert…
10. Celebrate 4 Years
And finally, this month will be mine and Jordan’s 4 year anniversary. It’s always an awkward time having it straight after Christmas because of the amount of money we’ve already spent, but I’m sure we will do something to celebrate.
And there you have my final wishlist of the year. I really want to keep these going throughout 2018 and I hope you do too.
What are you hoping for this month?