Crazy Times, call for early measures!

Normally, I spend the first week of December writing and sending out Christmas cards. With the sadness of this year, I really want to make the Christmas Cards special. What that’ll be, I don’t know at the moment.

However, with our postal service taking a strike for a whole week at a time, I feel like I need to get a quick start on them! Especially for those overseas!


December Goals…Tick or not too Tick

It’s a new year! Did I finish off the Goals at the end of the year…Let’s start off this new year on a good start!

  • Christmas Cards to be out by the 9th of December (nearly wrote 9th of Christmas!)

I swear that I had all the cards ready and made to go and then I forgot to get envelopes! It was too hot to walk to the shops (I don’t drive). So I had to wait till the 10th and when the day was a bit cooler. Even then I didn’t have half the addresses. I used to have them on my phone, but they’ve disappeared (no idea why). I had to re-ask everyone and so some that I knew off by heart got sent out, but the others were sent later. Then the envelopes I went to use, wouldn’t stick and I had tried to stick them on the way to the post box. I had to go back to my house and sticky tape them. Below is a picture of the first lot that was sent out. I didn’t take a photo of the insides, because I had already written messages inside.


  • ALL Gifts to be bought by 23rd…I am NOT going out on the 24th.

Yes! This one worked out really well! I am, was very organised, two presents didn’t get here in time, even though I had bought them before the supposed cut off time.

  • All food to be bought by the 23rd.

This one was also done, mainly because, once again it was something that had to be done by. For Christmas this year I had to travel three hours away into the middle of nowhere, without good internet on the 24th. Which meant that everything had to be done by the 23rd.

  • I am currently reading a couple of different books at the moment and I would really love to write a review of the book “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult by the end of December.

Well I definitely finished and wrote a review, and you can read it here

November Goals…Too Tick or not too ticks?

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  • Handcraft Christmas Cards for at least family and immediate friends, to then be posted on Card Day in December (9th of December)

I have got all the materials all together and I am currently in the process of making them. I will take some photos of them to share with you all!

  • By mid-November I will have determined who I have presents for and what I have left to get.

Yes! I went through my box of Christmas presents and determined how many presents I have for who and how many. From there I know who I’ve got left and luckily with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, I was able to get a couple more. I’m at least 3/4 quarters done, which is good!

  • I am currently reading Cassandra Clare’s “Lady Midnight” The Dark Artifices, Book one and then write a review about it…Good or Bad…I’ve been wanting to start reading this series for a long time and I finally got my hands on the first book.

This has been done! You can view my review for it here

Gift Cards

They are amazing little things aren’t they?! I was given one as a present for $100 for a favourite Bookstore of mine and I have been just looking and looking…and looking…and I don’t know what to pick and with all the sales on at the moment, I have a lot too choose from! I am currently using my Goodreads account to see what books I can get my little hands on.

Any other suggestions though? Anybody find any good books recently?

(You can find my Goodreads account here, and see what books I want to read).