So, Christmas is coming.
There, I said it. You have to start coming to terms with it eventually. I’m trying to be very organised this year, given the uncertainty of my upcoming redundancy, I need to make sure I am properly prepared. That being said, I bought my first Christmas present a couple of weeks ago and to be honest, I think it’s going to be pretty hard to top these personalised cufflinks.
I absolutely love personalised presents. So when thinking about what to get for certain members of our family, I knew that for Wes’ Dad, I wanted something personalised from Short Rib. He lives in the north of Scotland, so we don’t see him very often at all. I thought it would be nice to get him something from our boy whilst he’s still super small.
A three woman band of Fiona, Greta and Jenni and they make the most AMAZING stuff which is personalised with handprints, footprints or just text of your choice. So when I stumbled across their cufflinks, I was super sold.
You will have no doubt noticed how quiet it has been around here for the last couple of weeks. At first, it was just because we all got pretty poorly with Short Rib bearing the brunt of it but since then, things have taken somewhat of an awkward turn. Things are changing in the Mighty Duxbury’s household and right now, I can’t even be sure they’re for the better.
I’ve mentioned a few times on this blog how much I love and value my full-time job as a solicitor. How hard I worked to get there and how long it took… it all gave it credibility almost. That I was where I wanted to be and doing the right thing. Now, it’s going to be taken away from me. Slowly, right before my eyes and there is literally nothing I can do about it. At the same time, I don’t know when I’m going to lose my job… “When the sale goes through” isn’t in my calendar anywhere.
So some time, probably soon, but we can’t tell you when, I am going to lose my job.
Piercings and tattoos… it’s a bit of a cringeworthy subject to be honest. I have (and have had) both. Obviously the tattoos are still here but the vast majority of my piercings are long gone. Fact is, I haven’t had a new tattoo or piercing in ten years.18 year old Amy, about to go to University and generally a bit of a plonker thought they were awesome. 28 year old Amy, who has a husband, a son and a career, thinks they’re a bit shit. Regrets, I have them, yes.
But, as part of the Blogtober challenge, I have to talk about them. So talk about them I will… begrudgingly though.
Today’s prompt is a bit of a weird one for Blogtober… the challenge has us talking about our favourite type of animal. It’s difficult for me to pick out my favourite animal in general because I fluctuate between about four. There are all the usual picks like dogs, cats etc. but I like to go a little bit more exotic. I live right next to a zoo after all.
I have a few weird favourites. Not typically cute but ultimately I love them. So, in true to form fashion I’ve created a list of my top animals that are strangely cute…
So today (Day 9! Jesus) is all about one thing that I can’t live without. I know a lot of people right here stop and say “My kids, my husband, my phone” yadda, yadda and fair enough I agree. I couldn’t live without Wes and Short Rib and would be a bit unstuck without a phone. As the cold nights are drawing in and it starts to get more wintery though, there’s another item I’d be pretty lost without. That, is my slow cooker.
For Blogtober today, we’re looking at films that we never get sick of watching. For me, the answer to that are Disney films (I’m a massive Disney Nerd btw). That’s pretty much without exception, but I can’t write about all of them. Instead, what I’m going to do is provide you with a list of what are, in my opinion, the most overlooked Disney movies of the lot. This includes all of their Pixar stuff too.
Disney films are timeless classics, designed so cleverly to entertain adults and children alike – it’s amazing what you pick up on when you re-watch them as a parent. The innuendos (intentional or not), voice actors you actually recognise and an appreciation for the subtle details. These five films however, you don’t really hear too much of and that’s a shame, because they’re fantastic.