December Life Lately
What I did
My favourite Christmas film is The Muppet Christmas Carol so when I started getting Facebook ads for a showing at the Bridgewater Hall with a live orchestra I knew it would be the perfect thing to do just before Christmas. We've been a few times to see films with a live orchestra (La La Land was my favourite) but this was so fun and Christmassy - I loved it so much!
We had a lovely quiet Christmas this year. We started with Christmas Day parkrun as always then spent some time at Phil's parents' before heading to my parents' in the afternoon. I loved giving everyone their presents and I'm so happy I got an overlocker! I can't wait to learn to use it!
Boxing Day marked 5 years since we got engaged (5 years! How?!) so we did our favourite walk at Lyme Park which was where Phil proposed, and then went for our annual Boxing Day curry which we do every year.
Twixmas this year has been very quiet and I've mostly spent it reading and sewing, but we did celebrate 50 parkruns in a year on New Year's Eve, a goal we've been trying to hit since we did 49 parkruns in 2019. With a few icy weeks recently and a lot of cancellations it wasn't easy to get to 50 but I'm so proud of us for doing it!
What I made
What I read
- The Guest by Emma Cline
- Conquest by Nina Allan
- Death of a Bookseller by Alice Slater
- Yellowface by R F Kaung
- Maame by Jessica George
- Chase Darkness with me by Billy Jensen
- Thicker than water by Tyler Shulyz
- Empire of Pain by Patrick Raddden Keefe
What I watched
- Miracle on 34th Street
- Planes Trains and Automobiles
- Die Hard
- Star Wars - A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi
- The Talented Mr Ripley