December didn’t get off to a great start, my grandad passed away just after six weeks of my nan passing. However, December did get better… despite now being in Tier 4.
Lots of foodie London days out, chomping on gingerbread doughnuts, drinking all of the mulled wine and a virtual Christmas dinner.
A lot to be grateful for this month. I still have my other two grandparents, my family and friends.
So without further a do, here are the things that bought me joy in December.
Gingerbread doughnuts – from Morrisons. So delicious and creamy.
Random days out in London – eating at the Roseate House, Honest Burgers and Dalloway Terrace. Also seeing the London lights, which were beautiful.
Opening my advent calendars – I bought myself a white choc Hotel Chocolat one this year and Joe bought me a gin advent calendar too! There’s something exciting about eating chocolate for breakfast every morning till Christmas.
Making banana and chocolate crumble – Oh my gosh, this was heavenly, I could of eaten it all, but I shared with Joe and my grandparents.
Virtual Christmas Dinner with friends – We spent a Saturday eve eating mushroom welly, drinking copious amounts of gin, playing games and chatting to close friends, was a blissful evening.
Secret Santa – I felt like this person got me spot on! Orange chocolate twirls, orange chocolate buttons and flavoured gins, yes please!
My grandad’s funeral – Although it was a sad occasion, it was a beautiful service. It was so personal – I designed the order of service, my cousin read a poem, we had a signed letter from Watford football club that my grandad would have loved. It was a shame we couldn’t have a wake at a local pub as we went into Tier 3 the day before, but we will have a day to commiserate in the Summer instead.
Joe and I also had a Chinese takeaway and some sparklers to use (like we did for my nan’s wake), it’s something we are going to do every year to remember the occasion.
What things have bought you joy this December?