Blogmas Day 1 – Welcome & My December Bucket List

Oh no.  She’s doing blogmas again.  We all know how well that went last year, and the year before that.  Horribly, that is the answer.

But now, I’m here and filled with all of the christmas spirit I could possibly muster up (which, believe me, is one hell of a lot) during possibly the most stressful time of my life as of yet (thats right, my mocks are in January) and I’m here to bring you a post every single day up until Christmas Eve.  Thats right, 24 festive posts from yours truly, all starting today with my Bucket List!

Also, have you put your tree up yet?  I have and IM SO EXCITED!


I would LOVE it if there was any snow this year.  It’s unlikely, and made even more unlikely by the fact that I now live in the south of England and not the north.  However, you never know and I’m hoping it might snow – it’s October when I’m writing this and the weather is SO CHILLY so that’s always a promising sign, right?


I’ve wanted to do this every year for like three years now, but never have I managed to find time!  This year it is my mission to make a yummy batch of mince pies which are perfectly festive!


Wow, how festive.

Clearly you aren’t aware of just how festive my local garden centre is.  They’ve got an ice rink, and reindeers and all the decorations you could ever want, and I didn’t get the chance to visit last year so I’m making it top priority that we go this year: I need some new decorations anyway, as I buy some every year, so this should be perfect.


I know, not very festive at all but it’s true: my year 11 GCSE mocks are looming ever closer and I’d really like to do well on them as they’re what sixth forms look at to give you an offer.  If I do well, it means I can go to a sixth form that I really like and do the A-Levels I want to do.


Yes, I do this every year but this time I’m really pushing the boat out.  I’m talking full sized tree, festive decorations EVERYWHERE, fairy lights as far as the eye can see; it’s going to be magical.


Obviously this is somewhat of a given, me doing this and everything, but this December I really want to make sure I successfully complete blogmas!


Are you mad?

Possibly, yes.  But where I live is so pretty, I really want to spend more time walking in the outdoors and experiencing the place at christmas, plus I could take some good pictures if the UK promises not to be rainy, gray and bitterly cold.


I’m yet to get my hands on a good christmas candle to see me through, so any suggestions are widely appreciated!


I remember in first school and when I was younger, I used to make pomanders, which are oranges with cloves stuck in them and sometimes ribbon tied around them.  The smell of them always makes me feel so festive so I really want to make some again!


I’m shockingly bad at anything craft related, but it’d be fun to try and make some christmas related ornaments for my room or something.  Blogmas post anyone?

Okay so thats all I can think of so far, maybe I’ll come back and add to this post every so often, and update you guys on what I have or haven’t completed!

Happy Blogmas Day 1, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Soph xx



  1. December 1, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Really excited for your further Blogmas posts! 😀

      • December 2, 2017 / 8:37 am

        And good luck with the Mocks! You’ll do great ❤❤

        • December 2, 2017 / 11:08 am

          Thank you so much!!💛

  2. December 1, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    Loved this post! Wish I could do blogmas but I just don’t have the ideas and it would fail half way through! I’m sure you will smash it this year though and good luck with your mocks I’m sure you will be fine! Xxx

    • December 1, 2017 / 10:50 pm

      Thank you so much Eden!! Blogmas is all about planning ahead and having scheduled posts (I hope? I’m praying this doesn’t flop!!), thank you so much for the vote of confidence on my exams, I wish you luck in any tests and exams you have at the moment too!!😘❤️

  3. December 1, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    I definitely want to spend more time oustide in the wintery weather agh!! And decorating my room to make it all festive and cosy oh yes! This list is perfect hehe :)) x

    • December 1, 2017 / 11:51 pm

      Eeee I’m glad you liked it💗💗

  4. December 1, 2017 / 11:26 pm

    The best Christmas scents I’ve found is anything Apple Cinamon or Apple Pie. It makes the room feel so cozy ❤

    Can’t wait to read more of your posts!

    • December 1, 2017 / 11:51 pm

      They sound lush!! Thank you💓💓

  5. December 2, 2017 / 12:19 am

    Some really great goals here! Hoping you achieve them 😀

    • December 2, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Thank you Chloe😘

  6. December 2, 2017 / 1:43 am

    Happy blogmas!! Best of luck in completing it successfully. I can’t wait to read your half of our post 😁 xx

    • December 2, 2017 / 11:10 am

      I’m so excited for our post!! Thank you for reading ❤️❤️

  7. December 2, 2017 / 8:27 am

    Good luck on your mocks! I bet you’ll do amazing!

    I’m really hoping for snow too. Although not enough to shut the roads, I nearly became stuck at work last year and surprisingly enough it’s not my favourite place to be stuck! | Latest blog post: Decorating for Christmas – BLOGMAS Day 1

    • December 2, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Oh wow!! Snow is gorgeous, this is my second Christmas living really out in the sticks in the countryside and It would look so pretty if it snowed; it’s be quite inconvenient though!!

      Thank you for your comment💜💜

  8. December 2, 2017 / 11:24 am

    good luck with exams (*shudders*) and good luck with blogmas. Love this bucket list – imagine, we left the UK JUST as it started snowing, the disappointment is real!xx

    • December 2, 2017 / 11:31 am

      Haha I can imagine! But you’re in Toronto, which is definitively better than the U.K., and it isn’t snowing where I live!😂

  9. December 2, 2017 / 11:27 am

    yes I love everything here!!! <3 I love everything that comes with Christmas lol

    • December 2, 2017 / 11:32 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it!!❤️❤️

  10. December 2, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    Definitely check out Yankee Candle for some awesome Christmas candles! You can’t go wrong😄 Looking forward to read the rest of your blogmas posts!🎄

    • December 2, 2017 / 2:33 pm

      Eeee i love Yankee candles, Christmas memories and Christmas Eve are my favourite scents EVER!! I have an extra blogmas day 2 post up right now as well as one going up today at 6PM if you fancied a read ❤️🎄

      • December 3, 2017 / 4:43 pm

        I’ve yet to try those two! Yankee Candles are so expensive so I only limit myself to one or two😕 I think I’ve already read them – I definetly enjoyed it❤🎄

        • December 3, 2017 / 5:21 pm

          I always just buy the votives so they’re not that expensive, they last for ages though!!

          • December 3, 2017 / 5:38 pm

            I think I’d better do that! The jars are pretty bit a bit harsh on the wallet😂

  11. December 2, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    The Garden Centre sounds so cool and simply amazing! Have fun! ❤️

    • December 2, 2017 / 6:34 pm

      Thank you!! x

  12. December 2, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I have a blog post all about my favourite Christmas DIYs over at ! I love this post and can’t wait to read all of your blogmas posts! 😘❄️🎅🏼 Good on you for going for it! Xx

    • December 2, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      Thank you!! I can’t wait to read your post!♥

  13. December 3, 2017 / 11:20 am

    I LOVE THIS MERRY CHRISTMAS IN ADVANCE!! I really hope we get snow too 😀 but the south of England seems to hate it. Ohh and I wish I’d done Blogmas 🙂 I’m off to read day 2 now!

    • December 3, 2017 / 11:42 am

      Yay!! It’s still not too late to start – I’ve seen some people doing a post every day this month just writing about what they got up to this month, you could maybe do something like that?? I’m super used to lots of northern snow so I’m hoping it’ll snow down here! Fingers crossed! xx

      • December 3, 2017 / 12:52 pm

        Aww yay 😀 Hmm, I might do that!

  14. December 3, 2017 / 11:33 am

    This is very similar to my xmas bucket list (tho I don’t have one lol), hope you get to do all those things!!! Ooh ooh, maybe you should do a post here showing your xmasy room, I’d love to see that!!! 😀 😀 <3

    • December 3, 2017 / 11:39 am

      You’ve guessed tonights blog post!! I’m doing a post all about my christmas tree and any other festive touches to my bedroom! x

      • December 3, 2017 / 7:45 pm

        Oh really? That makes me so happy!! Yassssss can’t wait to read it!!! 😊🦄🎄🎄🎄

        • December 3, 2017 / 7:49 pm

          It’s up now!! X

          • December 3, 2017 / 7:50 pm

            Yassss I’ll check it out!!

  15. December 5, 2017 / 6:23 am

    COOL Bucket List! 😍😍 Hope You Achieve Everything On It! ❤️❤️

  16. December 8, 2017 / 11:23 am

    Good luck on everything dear!! Happy december! ❤

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