November has whizzed by in a whirl of birthday celebrations and Christmas prep. I can’t believe Christmas is less than a month away! We are really looking forward to getting our tree up (well the girls and I are. Ryan, not so much.)
A Date Night for My Birthday
Ryan and I went to the cinema to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which we really enjoyed. We went to the posh Gallery section, which has a bar and extra comfy seats. You also get nachos, popcorn and soft drinks included in the ticket price. I don’t want to go back to the normal cinema experience after that though!
A 40th Birthday Costume Party
My friend’s husband had an excellent 40th birthday party, in a marquee in their garden. As he was born in the 1970s, that was the costume theme and we had great fun coming up with our costumes. Ryan constructed a huge cardboard space shuttle. We then had to deconstruct it to get into the car…
I went for a Clockwork Orange inspired costume, which is a nice easy one, if you are looking for a Halloween costume next year! I found a tutorial for the make-up, but essentially it’s just loads of eyeliner and false eyelashes. They feel quite weird but you get used to it!
Everyone made a real effort with their costumes, and there were quite a few punks, a Miss Piggy and Kermit, Worzel Gummidge, and a Troll, amongst others. It was a very funny night.
An Origami Workshop
I had a birthday afternoon treat with my sister and friend at Southwood Stores, near Milton Keynes. Not only is this an amazing shop (I want to buy EVERYTHING) they also hold all sorts of creative workshops.
A Christmas Adventure
We went to the World’s End Garden Centre , to visit their Winter Wonderland. The girls loved it and you can see more pictures and a video on my separate blog post.
I got some amazingly snug slippers from Marks and Spencer with some of my birthday money…
… My sister MADE me a sweatshirt…
… and gave me a great silicone BYO travel cup that I’ve been eyeing up for a while.
Ryan bought me some Sellotape. I’m not even joking! I’d been ranting that “All I want is a role of Sellotape” so he took me at my word. It is really handy as I always need it and the girls have always pinched it. He did get me proper presents too, don’t worry!
Have you had any festive fun yet? I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to, please leave me a comment!