So now we’re in December, we can fully enjoy the festive music and dig out the back catalogue of Christmas songs on dusty CD’s (or via spotify/google music/iMusic, which ever takes your fancy).
My favourite Christmas song, is definitely Little Drummer Boy-obviously partly because of David Bowie, but also because Bing Crosby really reminds me of my Grandfather. He doesn’t look like him or even sound like him, something just reminds me of him-maybe its a generational thing.
I asked some of my blogger friends their favourite Christmas Songs.
We’re at that time again people-it’s December, it’s time to dig out the Christmas DVD’s, find that dedicated Sky Christmas channel, and circle all of your favourite Christmas movies in the bumper edition, festive TV Guide.
My favourite Christmas movie, has to be Polar Express-I love the story of magic, and the possibility of a child losing their belief in the magic of Santa, but ultimately finding it again. The songs, the animation-it’s all so festive, it’s just perfect.
I asked some of my blogger friends their favourite Christmas Movies.
This week I have drafted in my blogger friends to add their opinions and thoughts on subjects I’ve chosen to write about.
Today is day 2, and the subject today (as you can see from the title), is;
For those with daughters, what one piece of advice would you give them for their future?
Personally, I would tell my daughter to keep the confidence she has now at the tender age of 3, to make sure she gets where she wants to be in life and not let herself get walked over.
Hannah from Hi Baby Blog would tell her Daughter never to be afraid to take a risk, you never know what brilliant opportunity is waiting for you if you’ll have a little courage.
Beth from Twinderelmo simply but perfectly would tell her Daughter to believe in herself-always.
Sharon from Everyone’s Buck Stops Here would tell her Daugher to make sure she has a comfortable bed and a comfortable pair of shoes, because if you aren’t in one you are in the other.
Amy from Amy & Tots would tell her Daughter to always be who you want to be, not who others want you to be.
Jo from Pickle & Poppet wants her Daughter to never be afraid, and to stand up for what she believes in.
Vikki fromFamily Travel With Ellie never wants her Daughter to let anyone dull her sparkle.
Megan from Truly Madly Kids wants her Daughter to celebrate herr body, it can do amazing things!
And finally, Alex from Better Together Home was given some advice from her Nan, that she hopes to pass on to her Daughter!
“Keep your eyes and ears open, and your legs crossed”. (Alex’s Nan-you legend!)
It;s funny how we tell our boys about respecting others, but our girls we feel the need to make sure no one disrespects them.
Thanking my lovelies over at UK Parent Bloggers for their contribution!
(If you want to have a nose at yesterday’s blog, about advice we’d give our sons, see here-Future Advice For Our Sons-UK Parent Bloggers)
I was tagged by Jaymee over at The Mum Diaries to do this short quiz on bedtimes at my house!
1. Describe your usual bedtime routine.
The children go to bed at 6:30 (latest). If I’m knackered I go when they go, and just watch TV in bed/read/work. Hubs comes up at around 10, and I tend to watch something on my iPad to get me tired. I’m not one of those people that can just drop off, so I make sure I’m as tired as possible so I can go straight off.
2. What are your favourite pyjamas?
My Alice in Wonderland pyjamas from Primark are my absolute favourites. I also have Harry Potter ones for the summer which I also love.
3. What is your current bedtime reading?
I re-read 50 shades a lot. So that’s what I’m currently reading. But, anything by Sarah Morgan, Giovanna Fletcher or just general romance books are my bedtime read of choice.
4. What would I find on your bedside table?
My lamp that I never use (it doesn’t even have a bulb). Two tealight holders and some tealights, my diary and two notebooks, a pen, my water bottle, my contraceptive pill, and when I eventually go to bed, my iPad, kindle and mobile. I have a drawer full of crap, and underneath in a little cubby hole are all our medicines.
5. What scent makes you sleepy?
None that I’ve found so far-or I’d be inhaling it from around 6pm to try and comatose myself!
6. What is your usual bedtime and wake up Time?
I don’t have a usual one. Some nights it’ll be as early as 11, others not until the early hours. Wake up, as in actually getting up, is between 7&8.
7. What are your top three bedtime products?
Oh I only have two! St Ives face wipes and Olay night-time cream.
8. What is your most common sleeping position?
I start off on my left side every night with hubs on his left side too. But it never lasts and I usually wake up on my back.
9. Do you have anything you like to take to bed with you?
Nope! Eddie, my childhood teddy is always down the side of my bed, but I don’t take anything actually into the bed with me.
10. What is your worst bedtime habit?
Hubs would say it’s snoring and talking in my sleep, but I think sleeping with my mouth open, dribbling is the worst!!!
So that’s all from me-I now tag Roxanne from Every Cloud Mummy, Sarah from Boo Roo and Tigger Too, Hayley from Devon Mama, Alex from Better Together Home and Natalie from Hello Cuppies!!!
The ten questions for my nominees to answer
- Describe your usual bedtime routine.
- What are your favourite pyjamas?
- What is your current bedtime reading?
- What would I find on your bedside table?
- What scent makes you sleepy?
- What is your usual bedtime and wakeup time?
- What are your top three bedtime products?
- What is your most common sleeping position?
- Do you have anything you like to take to bed with you?
- What is your worst bedtime habit?
The rules of the Bedtime Tag:
Step 1: Thank the person who nominated you, and link back to their blog.
Step 2: Display the Bedtime badge; which you can find at the top of this post. (save the picture)
Step 3: Answer the ten questions included above.
Step 5: Nominate between three and five fellow bloggers to take part, and set them the questions.