🎅🏻HELLO DECEMBER 2019 Woohoo!!! Tis the season to be jolly! I just love this time of year and the build up is just as good as the Christmas period. Putting your decorations up, making your house cosy, Christmas shopping, Christmas movies & music, carol concerts, mulled wine, hot chocolate, Christmas markets, meals out with friends, wrapping gifts, Christmas parties, food planning I love it all! 💗🎅🏻
FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH
1. Some lovely lunch dates with family and friends
2. A delicious meal at Catch fish restaurant in Holmfirth
3. Celebrating my nephews 2nd birthday
4. Lovely cinema trips & drinks with friends
5. Taking Max to The Digital Kids Show in Manchester
6.. A lovely mum and daughter Sunday with Isabelle having lunch at Harvey’s restaurant Huddersfield and a cinema trip to see Frozen 2.
7. Our fantastic annual Christmas Cabaret evening & party for my Theatre School
LIFESTYLE, LEISURE, PLACES & HOME
Catch Seafood Restaurant, Holmfirth
I’ve been wanting to eat here for a while after being recommended by quite a few people. Tony & I booked to go with my brother and sister in law James & Kate, who live in Holmfirth, and the restaurant definitely lived up to my expectations. As it was a Saturday night it was quite busy but not to the detriment of the service which was excellent and the food which was delicious. I chose the most beautifully cooked Sea Bass and enjoyed quite a few of their delicious and extensive gin selection. Great ambience, great food and a great night. www.catchseafood.co.uk
BEAUTY, HEALTH & STYLE
Dermalogica Facial for teenage skin Isabelle is 14 nearly 15 and is quite lucky with her skin compared to many of her friends. She gets the occasional breakout but nothing as drastic as she thinks it is being a typical teenage girl!!!! She does suffer slightly from rosacea in her cheeks and as I little treat for excellent school and dancing results recently after a very busy term I booked her in for a lovely facial. When I was younger I used Dermalogica skin products which do wonders for young skin breakouts so I looked for a salon that did Dermalogica facials near me. It turns out another salon very close to mine called Clarity Beauty in Holmfirth uses this brand and do a specialised teenage facial, which not many salons do, so I booked her in. She spent a blissful hour at this lovely salon and the therapists were very professional and very welcoming. They do a skin mapping to see which products will be best for her. The facial is designed to combat congested troublesome skin and balance oil production. Dermalogica products are bacteria fighting which leave skin fresh and soft to touch. Since she had the facial she’s barely had any blemishes and it was a very reasonable price of £25.00. www.clarityskinandbeauty.com
COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH
Ingredients & Method
Simply mix a measure of advocaat with lemonade and ice in a tall glass for the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season!
FILM OF THE MONTH
love George Michael & Wham and feeling very excited for Christmas this year Isabelle and I decided to go and see this film one cold Sunday morning. All in all we both enjoyed it, It didn’t blow us away but it was a pleasant, easy watching film which was a nice start to Christmas. There was quite a good plot twist at the end which I wasn’t expecting and Emilia Clarke in the leading role gave a bubbly performance. Worth a watch to get you in the spirit if you like Christmas movies.
THIS MONTH I’M LOVING
It’s Christmas!!!! Plus I’m feeling very organised with my Christmas shopping this year.
THIS MONTH I’M NOT LOVING
No parking spaces because of crazy Christmas shoppers
THIS MONTHS FAVOURITES
1. I’m a Celebrity get me out of here
2. Costa’s Gingerbread Latte
3. ‘42nd St‘ the musical screened in cinemas
4. Lydia Elise Millen Vlogmas
5. Frozen 2 💗
THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH
Time goes by so fast, people come in and out of your life. Don’t miss the opportunity to tell people how much they mean to you.