Monday, 6 January 2020
Happy New Year you guys
Almost the first week gone, how are we all coping? January can be such a hard time for some folk and for others it is invigorating, a fresh slate to start anew. Today is the 12th night (12 days after Christmas so all of our Christmas decorations come down today, I do hate that, love our decs and the house always looks so bare!).
2019 was a great reading year, I think this was my 2nd or 3rd year doing the book jar challenge. Basically starts January the 1st until December 31st, for every book I read I put in £1 (you can change the amount to suit you). It is an easy way to save as you don't miss it so little at a time, then at the end of the year you have money not in the budget and you can treat yourself.
I usually buy from wee independent businesses, indie authors, book related gifts and sometimes a wee something I normally wouldn't spend so much on (one year I got the Harry Potter wizard box). You can use any jar, I like my wee Harry Potter book shaped one, 2019 box has been cleared already.
I had a look back at my 2019 reads, I read so many great books but only a handful made it into the 5 star category so I didn't do highlight post, I was going to include the 4.5 ones but there are so many I would have had a huge huge post.
This was our first Christmas with wee Luna, now at time of posting 22 weeks old. Having a kitten is an education, she is the cutest wee thing but also a cheeky, fearless, no sense wee crack pot. She was so spoiled by us, friends, family and my work colleagues, she even got her own Christmas card!
Very much looking forward to some walkies, good books and happiness. Here is to a fabulous and healthy 2020 for us all. I will be sorting another giveaway asap, the Twitter and Instagram competitions are still live (Orenda one is now closed) but will be closing soon so if you haven't already there is still time to enter, good luck.
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