I have very much switched off for Christmas. As Dawn from Dawniepopsies blog said last week, my phrase of the moment is very much “F**k it, it’s Christmas”.

This weekend, I wrote my Christmas cards to people who have played a part in the success of this blog this year, and in the continued success of my digital title Twinkle Style & Travel Magazine.
I had the cutest cards made at Instajunction with a collage of some of the fun moments of my year from Instagram. I hope the PRs etc who receive one will have fun spotting their events.

Also, as most of you will know, I have been on a diet. In just over two months I have lost one and a half stone. This weekend was my last weigh in until the first weekend in January; so that I can enjoy Christmas guilt free. My plan (hopefully it works) is to lose another few pounds before Christmas, then put a few on over that festive week; so that when I weigh myself in January I should be the same as now.
I’ve been walking in the crisp Winter air with my new pedometer from Ozeri. The
4×3 Motion Digital Pedometer is great as it is so easy to use and measures calories burned and distance too. It also has a 7-day memory which is handy.

Other than writing and watching TV, i’ve been enjoying Christmas films such as Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger. It, and the first film, are so funny and light-hearted. I’ve also been listening to talking books on Audible. I’ve just finished Jenny Colgan’s Christmas In The Cupcake Cafe which was a gentle easy listen with some great characters, and I have just started Miranda Dickinson’s Take A Look At Me Now, which sounds like it is going to be a really good chick-lit story.

I’ve put up all my Christmas decorations, and I’ve also been using a light switch timer in my hall so that i’m not waking up in these dark mornings to a completely dark house. It works on the actual light switch rather than a plug point, and is accredited by the Police. Great for those who don’t like these Winter mornings.

Next week is the Scottish Blogger’s Christmas Party. I have my Christmas jumper ready to meet the dress code, and have my secret santa present wrapped. I’ve also got dinners with friends planned to swap presents. The festive season really has begun!