At the weekend, it was my birthday. I’m saying that not for any other reason than someone said something to me that week that I was shocked by. They told me I was difficult to buy for. (I honestly thought I was easy, just make it unicorns, gin or glitter and you’re golden!) But, they followed up with “if you need or really want something, you’ll just buy it yourself. And I don’t want to get you junk!”. Which, got me thinking. There are so many people that I think that about. I always want to give them something that shows how much I care. And, with my parents and best friends birthdays coming in quick succession, well I’m having to get my thinking cap on! (Or do my normal back up plan of buying them a nice dinner out!) So, I thought I’d share a few gift ideas for the traveller in your life;
“Even the largest avalanche is triggered by small things.” – Vernor Vinge
Like I mentioned on my last It’s The Little Things post, it’s one of my resolutions to get these up to date. So wow, look at me posting a little things post almost in the correct month! December was, as you could have guessed extremely busy both in and out of the office. What with finishing up work for the year, catching up with friends, a holiday and of course Christmas & New Years I don’t know how I’d expect it to be any other way!
So, on that note, here are twenty-five or so little (and not so little) things that made me smile in December;
In some ways, being able to make an income from blogging is an absolute dream come true. (And something I certainly didn’t think I’d do when I started sharing my rambles online!) Spending my evenings writing about what I’ve been up to, still makes me as happy as when I started and my heart still lights up when someone compliments my little slice of the internet. But, benefits aside, turning your blog into a business is far from easy. In fact, I still daren’t even think about the idea of going full time yet. Because, well, it means taking full responsibility for your earnings. And I still love the stability of knowing what’s in my monthly pay cheque. But, if you are looking to be a little more productive in terms of your blog, I’ve shared some tips below!
I don’t treat myself to clothes as often as I used to. Mostly because, well, when I moved and had to sort my wardrobe I found so many pieces of “fast fashion” I’d picked up on a whim and only worn once. Many of them I couldn’t see me wearing again. And, with the knowledge that I’d probably paid less than £15 for most of them, I didn’t think it was worth the effort and fees of listing, selling and shipping them. So instead my local charity shop received two black bags filled to the brim of nearly new clothing. Why am I mentioning this? Well, one of my new year’s resolutions was to only buy clothing I know I’ll wear. So here are five things I’m looking to add to my Spring wardrobe;
Wait a second, is this a 5 Happy Things that’s actually on time?! New year new me indeed! December was a really hectic one with loads of great things, so it was actually pretty tough to narrow it down to just five happy things for this list. So, I’m sure I’ll find myself going into more detail about other things I didn’t mention somewhere on here eventually. But anyway, let’s just jump on in and chat about five things I loved about December;