10 Things I Have Loved This Month – November

10 Things I Have Loved This Month

Okay, so I know I say this every single month but I honestly have no clue what has happened in November, it has gone so quick. In fact, I had to look through my phone to remind me what had happened. Anyway, here we are again and I  am joining in with the wonderful Stevie at A Cornish Mum Blog. She is running a linky based around listing 10 things of anything but I love her idea of listing 10 things that you have loved each month. It is a really nice way of looking back over the month and all the lovely things that have happened.

So, here are my 10 things for November.

1. Our new living room – We have been in this house for nearly 5 years and I have dreamt of a wallpaper clad feature wall for most of that time! We finally have it! I am writing this when the room is not quite finished but will be sharing pictures once I have sorted it all out. My Dad & G worked really hard last week to get it all done and I love it!


2. A School Visit – As I have mentioned in previous posts we are considering moving Little Man from private nursery to a school nursery in September due to him being an October baby. We went to look around a local school this month and Little Man loved it. He was dying to go in and play. Was lovely to see him excited to go!

3. The magic of Christmas – This Christmas will be Little Man’s fourth but this year he has felt the magic! I have been waiting for this! We have written a letter to Santa and been talking about Christmas loads! He is even in his first nursery nativity in December. Hearing my 3 year old sing Away in a Manger around the house makes my heart burst.


4. Vlogs – I spend a lot of my evenings watching YouTube. I choose it over normal TV most evenings. I really enjoy watching vlogs; beauty, lifestyle but especially parenting vlogs. You can see here my favourites. I would love to vlog myself but have never felt very comfortable in front of the camera, the only one I am really proud of is the one where I spoke about Post-natal Anxiety, I had such lovely feedback from it, you can see it here.

5. Costa – Just look at the photo below and you will see why it is in my loves for the months. I love Costa’s Christmas range. This photo was taken on a coffee date with my Mum; I had a black forest hot chocolate and she had a gingerbread & cream latte. Just scrumptious!!

6. Twitter – I find Twitter really hard to keep up with sometimes, I really must sort out my lists. However, I have really enjoyed chatting with people on it this month. As an extra bonus I am nearly at 3000 followers. Eeek!

7. Theatre trip – I have loved going to the theatre for as long as I can remember. We took Little Man on his first theatre trip last week and he loved it. Blog post to follow this week.

8. A lovely gift – My Dad took Little Man out for a walk one Monday afternoon to give me a break from my very moody toddler. They came back with these lovely Hyacinths, just what I needed on a rough day. Little things like this mean an awful lot, especially from two of my favourite people.

9. Magic Sand – I got Little Man a little pot of Magic Sand, I think we have the cheap version but he has really loved it this month. I think I will get him some more for Christmas as it’s great for sensory play and surprisingly not very messy!

10.Christmas shopping – I don’t want to boast but I’m going to anyway! I have nearly finished my Christmas shopping. I really wanted to focus on Little Man through December and building him up to Christmas so I got my shopping out of the way in early November. I have never been this organised but it feels so good to have it all done. Now I have a lot of wrapping to do!

So November is done. Happy December all! May it be filled with mince pies, Santa visits and tacky Christmas jumpers!

A Cornish Mum



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  • Mrs Tubbs
    02/12/2015 at 13:48

    What a great way to remind yourself of all the good things that have happened this month.

    • Mummy in Training
      06/12/2015 at 14:07

      Thank you 🙂 xx

  • A Cornish Mum
    14/12/2015 at 00:19

    I’m the opposite to you at the moment, usually I have finished my shopping at the beginning to November, but this year I still haven’t finished arghhh I’m off out tomorrow to try and finish it though! I wish my two were still Sam’s age and still believers, I feel a little sad they are growing up way too quickly for my liking!

    Thanks for linking up to #TenThings lovely, have a well deserved amazing Christmas

    Stevie xxx
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    • Mummy in Training
      19/12/2015 at 16:43

      Eekk hope you’re all done now xx


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I’m Rachel, a 30 something Mum to 6 year old Little Man & 2 year old twin girls (one with us & one in the sky).

I’m an anxiety sufferer, list writer and secret chocolate eater.

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