Hi everyone and welcome back to a new year of blogging! Wow, feels like I’ve been away for ages. Hope you are all well and were able to enjoy the Christmas and New Year festivities. The week leading up to Christmas just felt like a whirlwind!! Now we are into January everything has sort of come to a stop and I’m really grateful to be off work right up until the very end of January. I’ve been binge-watching a lot of shows and staying up super late. My two favourite things to do!!
Quick Christmas Re-Cap
Christmas feels like a lifetime ago now! This year I hosted Christmas at my place and I had to make sure I was super organised because my usual right-hand man had to work that night. Oh yes, I should mention that in keeping with our South American tradition, we celebrate on Christmas Eve.
Our house is very small but I did everything possible to accommodate our fifteen family members and thankfully everyone was comfortable and really had a lot of fun just enjoying the evening laughing so hard and eating way too much food! But if you’re like me and have a small house, you might find some useful tips for entertaining in a small space here.
Here are a few pics from Christmas Eve
Summer Is Definitely Here!
It has been so incredibly hot and humid here in Sydney for the last two weeks. But I’m not complaining because I love Summer! I don’t feel the heat as much as the rest of my family do (they’re not fans of Summer). A long time ago a friend of mine nicknamed me Sahara, ha! she couldn’t understand how come everyone else was a sweaty mess and I seemed to be fine in the heat!
It never ceases to amaze me how clutter just happens! I don’t hoard and I am consistently cleaning and tidying up, yet I still had to take a whole day and do some serious de-cluttering.
My son was away for four days after Christmas. He went with his best friend and his family on a beach holiday. So I took the opportunity to tackle his room first. He had so many clothes that didn’t fit him anymore plus bags and bags of junk!! Usually, Sam is pretty good about keeping his room sort of tidy but he has a big built-in wardrobe and this is where all this “stuff” had accumulated.
I took down all the Christmas decorations on Boxing day and as much as I love Christmas, for me once it’s over it’s over. All I want to see is my house back to normal.
A New Year Of Blogging
January will be my eighth month of blogging! I am really enjoying it and towards the end of the year, I felt like I was finally getting into the rhythm of things. But, I did find that with working full time and trying to stay on top of all the things, getting a post out every day was a big challenge.
For this year I’m thinking that a realistic goal for me would probably be posting three days a week. So I’m aiming to post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Like I mentioned before I’m off for nearly the whole of January so I might be blogging more. But when preschool goes back I will definitely be back here at least three days a week.
I’m hoping to keep posting about everyday life, self-care, Early Childhood Education topics, recipes, and tips on cleaning and home organisation. I do hope you will join me in 2022!