I think I am slowly emerging from the Christmas bubble and getting back to normal life. I am one of those strange people who love January, as we celebrate not one but two birthdays this month. But before the birthday celebrations we need to take our decorations down this weekend. Christmas has been brilliant this year, and even though the kids are 15 and nearly 12, the magic and excitement is there but just in a different way.


It was my mission to read two books over the Christmas period and I failed miserably. However I am very nearly at the end of this book, and it has been a brilliant read. Not what I expected at all as one of the characters is living in some kind of after life.

Make a Christmas Wish

And staying with the after life, have you watched The Good Place on Netflix ? I saw it recommended on somebodies Little Loves a few weeks ago (sorry I can’t remember who it was), and what a great programme featuring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. We finished watching season 1 last night, and then imagine our joy when we realised there was also season 2 on Netflix. Plenty of laughs along the way, especially as there is no swearing in The Good Place….. Forking shirt balls is my favourite !!!

The Good Place

‘Alexa what time is it’ … ‘Alexa play my Spotify list’. Yes we joined the 21st century as Morgan got an Amazon Echo Dot for Christmas. and it’s safe to say he loves it. I am very tempted to get one for the living room now. Plus you can even ask ‘Alexa’ to burp and fart. Oh the fun we had with it on Christmas day.


We ‘made’ the trip down south to Bath for our festive break away. I loved going away just before Christmas as it was a chance to chill out before the big day. We visited Bath twice, ate in lovely restaurants, relaxed in our luxurious lodge, and visited Wells cathedral which is one of the most breathtaking buildings I have seen.

The Roman Baths

Bath Mill Lodge Retreat

Wells Cathedral


I mentioned my red sparkly top in my last Little Loves post and I have definitely got my monies worth out of it over the Christmas period. I am just wondered when it’s no longer acceptable to wear sparkles.

Red sparkly top from Dorothy Perkins

And lastly

I have been recapping all of our travel memories in a post I wrote a few days ago. Between us we took 14 trips, which funnily enough was the same total for 2016. From Bath to Greece, Iceland to Northumberland we have had a fantastic time making memories as a family, as a couple, and also when we go off on our own adventures. I can’t wait to see where 2018 will take us.

Sani Dunes