What’s been happening in November? 

Eeeek it’s December already! My Christmas tree is up, I’ve bought most of the gifts on my list and I’m officially ready to enjoy all the festive good times.

November has been a fantastic month. I’ve been to two ice hockey matches supporting my local Glasgow team, cheered on the Scottish rugby team who were playing South Africa and had a weekend away at Archerfield with family and friends. I also enjoyed a gorgeous fireworks display at Archerfield, a lovely lunch with Thomas in Glasgow and a day out at the Big Feed with a group of friends. I also went shopping with my mum for her dress for my brother’s wedding in March and had a champagne afternoon tea at the famous Willow Tearooms in Glasgow.

We’ve also been puppy sitting for our friends a few days this month. They’ve got a gorgeous 16-week old pup named Bonnie who was an absolute delight to have. She gives amazing cuddles, is incredibly fluffy and loved playing with my dog, Ben. It was so fun having a puppy again but, man, I forgot how much hard work they are!

Books I read in November

I only managed to read 4 books in November since it was such a busy month.

Find Me by J.S. Monroe was my first read of the month. It’s a complete thriller that had me intrigued from the beginning and I raced through it. I highly recommend if you enjoy a thriller with a bit of mystery.

Then I read In Her Shadow by Mark Edwards. I’ve read quite a few books by Mark Edwards before and really enjoyed them all so I was happy to find I loved this one too.

The third book I read in November was Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell. I loved this book, which starts with a murder but then really made me like the murderer as it follows her life in the years afterward. A really interesting read.

Murder of The Bride by Faith Martin was the final book I read last month and I really enjoyed it. It’s a police procedural during an interesting murder enquiry that made me really want to find out who the killer was. I also liked the main female detective as a character.

New posts in November 

One Thing I Always Do Before Travelling

The Best Things to do in Glasgow at Christmas

Why I Don’t Like to Travel at Christmas

Glasgow; Why I Love My City

My Journey of Being Self-Employed

GlasGLOW – Glasgow’s Magical Halloween Light Experience

What’s happening in December?

December is filled to the brim with fun, festive plans!

I’m hosting a wine tasting night with some of my favourite people and then having a festive party right before Christmas. I hosted a drinks party last year before Christmas and it was so much fun that  I wanted to do it again this year.

Just before Christmas we’re going back to Archerfield to stay in the gorgeous looking Archerfield House for an overnight champagne dinner experience. Thomas and I are going with my parents, my brother and his fiancee. Despite having been to Archerfield dozens of times before, we’ve always  stayed in the lodges and have never been inside the historical house itself. I can’t wait to get inside for a sneak peek, some fantastic food and gorgeous champagne.

We’re going to my brother’s house for Christmas Day and it’s set to be a lovely relaxed day with great food, fantastic company and plenty of bubbles. Ideal!

Thomas and I are also going away for a few days over Hogmanay (the Scottish word for New Year). There’s a massive group of us going away to a rather fancy looking house in the countryside near Perth.

And that’s it for another month! Wishing you all a fantastic time over the festive period and a very happy New Year when it comes! 

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Emma x