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The Christmas Season For Me

It is of course the Christmas season and what is a Christmas season without certain things? Well, to expand on this, I guess we all have personal things which makes Christmas so Christmassy!

So, for some fun whilst I listen to some Christmas music, here is my list of Christmassy things in Christmas. (Not in any particular order which also sums up the state of my brain. 

  • The Polar Express
  • Christmas Adverts on TV
  • Christmas songs on the radio
  • Walking into shops with Christmas music playing
  • Going into the city in mid December
  • Friends getting in the mood
  • Most Christmas (even the not so cheery “Fairytale of New York” )
  • Christmas songs in choir
  • School Christmas Concerts
  • Church
  • Home Alone 1 & 2
  • Tea
  • Snow (fresh and blankety)
  • Starbucks in the city
  • Advent calendars
  • Bing Crosby
  • The last week of school
  • Christmas decorations
  • Driving by decorated houses
  • Being wrapped up warm
  • Watching videos  / reading about how other people around the world celebrate Christmas
  • Playing Christmas songs on piano
  • Christmas shopping
  • Christmas gift wrapping
  • Giving and receiving Christmas cards
  • Blogging in a Christmassy mood
  • Uniquely decorating my room
  • Hot chocolate
  • Scarves
  • Heavy jackets
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Being with family
  • Thinking of past Christmases
  • Social Media
  • The school Christmas Dance
  • Social Dancing
  • Christmas dinner at school
  • Chocolate
  • Toy shops
  • Christmas-asized shops
  • Department stores
  • Shopping centres
  • When my mum buys in all the Christmas dinner supplies and extras
  • Bed
  • Children
  • Most Christmas films
  • Other people Christmas shopping
  • Ice rinks
  • Websites / blogs which have changed to a Christmas theme
  • Talking to others about Christmas
  • Orchestras
  • Hot water bottles
  • Christmas clear outs of the home and bedroom
  • Pianos
  • Singalongs
  • Snowmen
  • Sledges
  • Stockings
  • The internet
  • Christmas specials (TV)
  • Helping others
  • Log fires
  • Warm houses
  • Christmas stories
  • Gifts under the Christmas tree
  • My mum’s little model Christmas village
  • The classic Christmas songs
  • Church organs
  • Christmas fairs
  • Wreaths
  • Holly
  • Jingle bells
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Being stress free
  • Christmas Catalogues
  • Love
  • Supermarkets
  • Shopping Channels (only at Christmas)
  • Lego
  • Relaxation
  • Biscuits (preferably in tins)
  • Libraries
  • Frost
  • Nativity Scenes
  • Pantomimes
  • Robins
  • Christmas Humour
  • A tidy and decorated room
  • Heat indoors, cold outdoors
  • Christmassy Paintings/ Artwork
  • The Town Centre
  • Laughter
  • Joy
Your impression of me just got 100% weirder.  Oh and I should maybe mention that these are only some of the things, I could probably think about a zillion other things but then that would mean hard work and I’m allergic to the ‘W’ word.
Ah well, I guess everyone has their own things to make them get into the Christmas mood!
Note: The photos used in this blog post are all from my Instagram account, click here to check some more of my photos out! 

I’m in the Mood!

I think we can all safely say that we are well in to Autumn. I mean look around you (assuming you are somewhere on the earth where it is Autumn at the moment)! Actually, I guess we could say it is winter now since we turned the clocks back only last night…

Personally, I think Autumn is the most beautiful of the four seasons because of all the vibrant colours and the breathtaking scenes. It’s definitely my favourite season!
The air has certainly got colder recently and I’ve searched out my scarf, hat and gloves to start wearing soon!
Halloween is just around the corner as well and since I’m too old now, I don’t really go out anymore and I’m never invited to any parties so I’m fine with my computer which also happens to be my best friend. Plus, I have a piano lesson on the night of Halloween this year.
And we all know that just after Halloween, it’s bonfire night which I will not be seeing a lot if seeing as it falls on the first day of my “Work Experience” which doesn’t finish until 9:00 pm. I think I’m getting the most work experience here, realising the harshness of working life.
Probably no one who follows my blog has noticed that I haven’t been posting a lot on my blog recently. Well, that’s mainly because of school. I’m in an important year now and I have prelims (preliminary exams) in about four weeks so I really need to study for that. I actually have a bunch of photography that I’ve played with and I’ve scheduled photos to be posted or the next two weeks! Dedication right here folks!
Another thing to mention, which is what the title of this post is actually about is the fact that I am really getting in the mood for Christmas. It may be the feeling of Autumn, I don’t know, but I’m unusually feeling really excited for Christmas at such an early time. And *warning: confession coming up* I’ve got all my Christmas shopping done. That’s a record for me considering I’m usually running about at the last-minute for Christmas presents. But no, not this year!
Ah well, I’m just gonna have to get my head down for now, work hard, do well and contain my feelings!
Oh, and enjoy the photography I’ll be posting in the next few weeks! I enjoyed going out and taking them!

Bye for now!

Photography in the Home

At the moment, it is just near the middle of my summer holidays. To my regret, I have not taken one photo so far. It has either been too rainy and horrible weather outside to go out or I’ve had to be doing something else. No photos have been taken at all.

If you are a regular reader here, then you will know that I used to post at lease one or two photos a day. You may also be starting to wonder why on earth I haven’t been posting any in a while. Well, my excuse is as above.

So, today in all my moping around, I decided to do something about it. Although not too bad a day, weather wise, I was unable to go outside as my parents were too busy to drive anywhere, and I wouldn’t dare take my camera into the streets near me, alone. That’s one heck of a recipe for disaster.

After a little longer of moping, I decided to get off of my backside and use what was around me. Surely, there must be a few interesting things to photograph around and about the house? I was in luck.

I never thought I would get so many interesting and unusual pictures, but I guess nothing is impossible!

So, here are just some of the edited photos from today. I’ve uploaded them all in this blog post instead of one a day, just to kind of say sorry for not following my old schedule. So here you go, and sorry.

‘A Mug’s Jungle’. If you were a tiny being walking beside this mug tree, which I did make myself in my second year of high school, you would almost think you were in a mighty jungle of mugs. Wouldn’t you? Why else would it be called a mug tree?

‘A New Planet’. Looks like a planet doesn’t it? One which has never been discovered before until now? Well, silly you, it’s only a lump of de-frosting bacon for dinner.

‘I’m a Rusty Teapot’. This is quite an old teapot. We have never really used it, and yet it lays on the worktop, scratched, rusted and almost of no use to us now. Rest in peace, teapot.

‘No Man’s Land’. A chess board. A few fancy effects added. With the gap in the board, where no piece dares to go, you can’t help but call it no man’s land.

‘Stationary Stationary’. You can’t help but think (or at least I can’t help but think) that stationary never moves. Is that’s why it is called stationary? Because it is always stationary? Answer that one, Mr Einstein!


Ah well, that’s all I have for now!

Until the next time,



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