It feels like I haven’t chatted to you guys for ages!! We got back last night from our holiday in the canary islands, so as I’m writing this I’m spending my sunday in loungewear with lots of tea and sofa time.

It’s actually the first time I’ve been away at this time of year and I wasn’t sure how festive it would feel, but we completely loved it! It still felt super festive, but without less of the ‘I need to see x’ and ‘I have to do this before this day’, if you know what I mean. I’ve got a lot better at travelling but it isn’t something I enjoy, and I had a few really bad IBS flare ups which was a bit disappointing, definitely something I need to manage in the future. (Just incase you needed a dose of reality within the Instagram story snaps)

Now I’m home there’s a few more little bits and pieces I need to do before the big day arrives (10 days and counting if you can believe it!) but I’m planning on getting that all done this week. Christmas itself looks a lot more of a chilled event than normal and a lot less rushing around thankfully. We usually go and see everyone on the day itself, but this year they are coming to ours, so that will be a super nice change.

In other news, I’m really trying to get less stressed recently about the little things. Learning that I’m not responsible for everything that I think I am. It’s a long journey but small steps everyday is the motto I’m going with.

I’m sure I’ll be posting on here before Christmas, so I’ll see you soon.

Are you feeling festive?

  • I can only imagine how gorgeous the Canary Islands were! Sounds like such a wonderful place to vacation. My husband and I always talk about vacationing this year to relieve some of the stress put on us with the holidays but have yet to do it. I am so sorry to hear about the IBS flare up! I have had a lot of stomach issues for the past ten or so years and I can understand how much it can throw things off. Oddly enough, I started doing keto just before Thanksgiving and have not had one stomach issue which is really peculiar to me! I’m not sure if it is just a fluke or what but I am not upset in the meantime ha ha!