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This Plus That Equals…. November Plans 2018

This plus that equals…. November plans

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about my plans for the coming month.

Essex Vineyard Tour
So many great Christmas gifts

Present Buying

I can actually get this one ticked off as I’ve written it a bit later in the month than usual.

November is when I like to get all the Christmas presents bought and organised and I’ve done it!!

All I have left to buy are some mini truckles of cheese for a hamper and get a couple of L’s school photos printed and it’s all done. I may even start wrapping this month.

To do lists
To do lists – Image credit Go Daddy stock image


I know December will be manic, so November I try to organise as much for Christmas as I can.

Seeing Santa, booked. Getting times arranged for seeing family. Food delivery slots to be nabbed. Start buying in some food and drink.

What will we eat? What will the elves be doing, do I need to buy props? School holidays to be covered. School activities to book time off for.

All little things that I want to have arranged and ready to go before December even hits or I’ll be overwhelmed.

My Blogging Buddy
My Blogging Buddy

Get back on top of blogging

I don’t really know how, but these past couple of weeks I’ve slipped. I’ve got so much to write and so much to do but have just fallen behind.

I want to get back on top of things this month so I can enjoy my favourite month to its fullest.

I’ve been careful to not pick up too much overtime so I have some time to actually write and I have resigned myself to being exhausted for a bit. But I know in the long run it will be worth it.

November Plans
Baby Shower ready

Baby Shower

This month will see my little sister’s baby shower.

I’ve created a nappy cake to look like a hot air balloon, I have my gifts ready and will go celebrate.

Whilst I am very excited for her and for the baby I must admit I am not looking forward to the shower.

For starters it is very expensive and just before Christmas I could do without that, but also it just filled with a lot of people I barely know and is going to be hours of enforced fun, the kind of thing I just don’t enjoy, but I shall attend and smile regardless.

Feeling Calm
A lovely walk after lunch with a friend

Something just for me

This is now definitely to be a permanent fixture. I deserve one moment a month just for me.

This month I have got a few little lunches with friends booked in. I’m really looking forward to it. Catching up with one of my dearest friends for the first time in ages and seeing a mum friend for a catch up whilst the kids are at school, plus maybe even an evening out on the horizon.

It’s going to be a good month.

Finally, I’m linking up with #TwinklyTuesday, #Blogstravaganza and #StayClassyMama


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10 thoughts on “This Plus That Equals…. November Plans 2018”

  1. That sounds like a very productive month ahead. I love that you make sure you take time out for you too, that’s so important! Thank you for linking up with #Blogstravaganza

  2. Wow sounds like you’ve had a busy but very productive one. I also like to get my presents all bought and sorted by November to free up December for fun and Blogmas! #Blogstravaganza

  3. I love the nappy cake, a great idea and a practical gift! I’m with you on the blogging. I have had my quietest 5 weeks since I started in March. With work and family commitments, and a crappy laptop on its way out, it’s been hard to find the time or motivation! Little and often is my new approach… Have a lovely November! #TwinklyTuesday

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