I only realised yesterday that I never turned over the page in my calendar to November, so that's how this month has been. Super quick, very busy and over in a flash! I want December to go by much slower, so that I can enjoy everything I love about the festive season. The twinkling lights, hot mulled wine and getting together a little more often. Here are five things I've added to my December to-do list.
Put Up Our Tree | Over this weekend I want to find time to put our tree up. I never like to leave it too late as I like to make the most of it and I can't wait to get decorating. We're looking at picking up our annual Christmas decoration - I'm thinking a ring as a celebration of us getting engaged this year.
Plan our January Getaway | We've just booked to go away to Prague in January and I'm so excited. I love getting to do city breaks and although it's tempting to book another one (I'm thinking Wroclaw or Riga next), I want to make the most of this trip first. I've turned to Pinterest to pin some gorgeous images of Prague and make a list of the places we want to go whilst we're there.
Make The Most of The Festivities | Although I sometimes find December a tad overwhelming with Christmas around the corner, several birthdays and parties to go to. I want to make the most of it this year by saying yes to a lot (without getting too overwhelmed) and explore what's going on locally too. I missed going to a firework display this year, so I'm even more determined to go and do ice skating, Christmas drinks and our trip to London later the month too.
Enjoy Our Weekend Away in London | We go away for the a couple of days to London just before Christmas and it was a way for us to feel festive. Every year I tend to prioritise other things right until the last minute of the festive season so this year I wanted to make sure I had time put aside to stay away for the night, visit the Christmas markets and eat all the food (and mulled wine!).
Start My Christmas Shopping | I've actually got ideas for everybody this year and I'm taking the more relaxed approached to my Christmas shopping as I tend to get quite stressed out, so it takes the joy out the whole experience. I haven't started as early, but I'm hoping to do it over a space of a couple of days so it's all done and dusted before the big day.
What's on your December to-do list?