10 things I liked and loved in December

I’m a bit late posting this but as I’ve decided to do this every month this year I’m starting as I mean to go on. Looking back on December there were loads of things I liked and loved. Here are my top 10 things I liked and Loved.

1. All things Christmas. I love the twinkly fairy lights, Gingerbread lattes, frosty mornings (although we haven’t had many) and the general excitement on the build up to Christmas. 


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2. Watching Finlay as a sheep in his Nativity and Kyle singing Carols at their Christmas concerts. 

3. Taking Ava to the Winter Wonderland at one of the local Garden Centres and seeing her little face as she explored everything.


Enjoying winter wonderland at Wyvale. Love her xx #littlefierceones

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4. Our trip to Birmingham to the Christmas Market. The stay at Travelodge was a bit of a disaster (review to come) but it was nice to spend some time with James and Ava.   IMG_4588   5. Our Night Off together thanks to Mamas and Papas.

6. Hogwarts in the Snow, a magical day out.

7. Mead Open Farm and seeing Santa. Such a lovely family day out.

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  8. Christmas Eve. Building a Gingerbread House, Christmas Eve Box, Special bath bomb, new Pyjamas (Thanks Monsoon), watching Santa flying over the house, sprinkling Reindeer food, watching a film with Hot Chocolate, putting out the sacks and stockings and food for Santa, Cuddles and Christmas stories, Excited Children and an excited Mummy.


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9. Christmas Day, although it did have its problems with the boys visiting their Dad it was still a lovely day. Ava wore a beautiful dress and the boys looked very smart with their clothes from Monsoon. 


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10. Having time to spend with the family. It’s been so nice having time off from work and being able to spend quality time with everyone. 


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  1. January 5, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    Aw I’m so pleased you’ve decided to join in with my liked and loved theme for ten things 🙂 I love reading positive posts, and it sounds like you had a brilliant month minus the Travelodge slight disaster 😉

    Stevie xx

  2. January 5, 2016 / 11:13 pm

    Such lovely photos! The holidays are so great to photograph, so much joy and all those fun decorations 🙂
    I would love for you to also link this up to my #GratitudeGoals linky 🙂

  3. January 5, 2016 / 11:25 pm

    Love your photos! Great things in December.. Christmas is so magical with little ones! <3 Sorry to hear about your Travelodge disaster but I'm interested to hear about it! 🙂 x

  4. January 6, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    Such lovely photos! Sounds like you’ve had a really special Christmas with your lovely family. Your little girl looks so sweet in her Christmas outfits! X

  5. January 7, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    A lovely little list with some lovely pictures. December has to be my favourite month, there is nothing better than sparkly lights and putting the tree up and most of all having lots of family time, x

  6. Helen
    January 8, 2016 / 7:15 am

    So many lovely and special memories created in 2015! I absolutely LOVE Ava’s sequin dress she wore for Christmas – I’ve been looking for something like that for my daughter’s first birthday. Here’s to making many more happy memories in 2016 – happy new year! 🙂 #PicknMix

    Helen x


  7. Tracey Abrahams
    January 8, 2016 / 7:17 am

    It looks like you had a wonderful December. The Hogwarts day must have been very cool, I would like to do that myself.
    I also love Ava’s tutu pyjamas, soo cute!

  8. January 8, 2016 / 9:58 am

    Amazing photos! What a nice record! #picknmix

  9. January 8, 2016 / 10:14 am

    What a stunning shot of Ava in that beautiful dress. You had a wonderful December month, great memories and thanks for sharing x

  10. January 8, 2016 / 10:15 am

    Such lovely photos Eilidh! You obviously had a fantastic Christmas. Ava is so cute 🙂 Happy New Year to you all! #PicknMix

  11. January 8, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Oh her little sequin Christmas dress is so grogeous you have a few things on there I would like to try next year – go to a Christmas fair and Hogwarts – Happy new year 🙂 #picknmix

  12. January 8, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Oh what lovely photos. I love the idea of 10 things you liked in the month too, great positive thing to do. Your little girls dress is gorgeous! #picknmix

    • January 9, 2016 / 8:48 pm

      The ten things idea is part of my ten things linky so feel free to join in 🙂 I love when people do as I love reading such positive posts – it;s my smiley post and reads of the month 🙂

      Stevie x

  13. January 8, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    Looks like you had a fab December and Christmas. Hogwarts in the snow looks fantastic – I’d love to go this time of year! I’ve been before but never at Christmas #PicknMix

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 4:49 pm

      I would love to go again, it was so good! x

  14. Cheryl @ ReimerandRuby
    January 8, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    Lovely list of lovely things in December… truly December is a busy month for everyone. Gorgeous photos! #PicknMix

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      It definitely one of my favourite months x

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 4:01 pm

      Thank you, it really was a lovely month x

  15. January 8, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    What a magical Christmas you had! You looked gorgeous for your night out on the town. The Birmingham Christmas markets sound fab. Ava’s dress is stunning. I adore Christmas too. It’s the most magical time of year. Thanks so much for hosting #Picknmix x

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 3:31 pm

      I do love Christmas, I was a bit sad the other day when I saw all the Christmas stuff int he sales in the shops x

  16. January 8, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    Gorgeous pics!I loved the Harry Potter Studios and would love to have gone to Hogwarts in the snow!Ava’s dress in 9. really is beautiful xx #picknmix

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 3:30 pm

      It’s such a beautiful dress! The studio tour was amazing, I would definitely do it again! x

  17. January 8, 2016 / 11:06 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had a lovey December. I love the pic of Ava at Winter Wonderland – soo cute! #picknmix

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 3:28 pm

      Thanks, yes it was a lovely month x

  18. January 9, 2016 / 9:19 am

    Most of these are what I loved in December too: all things Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Christmas markets, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Wish I’d been to Hogwarts in the snow, though, as looks amazing! #picknmix

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 3:23 pm

      It was amazing, definitely a highlight! I loved it x

  19. January 9, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    Sounds like you had a wonderful December. I do love Christmas and December. Now it’s January I can’t wait until spring though now it’s just cold and miserable #picknmix

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 3:22 pm

      Yes I’m with you on that. I can’t wait for some warm sun x

  20. January 9, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    Love your photos, they have captured those special moments xx #PicknMix

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 3:20 pm

      Thank you 🙂 x

  21. January 10, 2016 / 12:19 am

    What a busy and fabulous December you all had. Lots of great pics and lovely days out. Christmas eve sounded magical and I think I just fell in love with Ava’s christmas day dress! Emily #PcikNMixFridays

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 3:12 pm

      I love her dress, wish they did one in my size x

  22. January 10, 2016 / 10:32 am

    All those photos are lovely! It’s nice looking back isn’t it

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 3:11 pm

      Yes it’s lovely, I’m definitely going to do it monthly from now on x

  23. January 11, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    Looks like December has been one of your highlights in 2015? Ava looks so beautiful at the Winter Wonderland at one of the local Garden Centres and in her shimmering dress. Absolutely gorgeous! Glad to see you had a great December. x

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 3:11 pm

      Oh it was definitely a good month, thanks for all your lovely comments x

  24. January 12, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    Oh what a lovely roundup of happy memories. I love this. Adorable photos too hunny. I hope you have a lovely new year ahead. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me blog hop. I hope to see you again this week for another great round. #sharewithme

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 3:01 pm

      Thank you, yes I’m planning on doing these once a month, they are so nice to look back on x

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