52 Weeks of Gratitude – Week 8

Week 8 and I’m grateful for:

1) Christmas bargains. The Santa ones remind me of the kind of decorations we had when I was younger, I just had to get them!
2) A relaxing weekend ahead
3) Being able to turn off the alarm this morning (I have a feeling I’ve put this before and maybe more than once because it really does make me happy when I can switch it from auto to off!)
4) Maintaining my weight this week instead of gaining
5) Feeling in control of my eating again
6) The support from family and friends with my weight loss journey
7) Warm gloves and a fluffy scarf
8) The chill in the air that tells me Christmas is getting closer
9) Comforting casseroles
10) Charity shop bargains. We’re collecting the Kathy Reichs, Temperance Brennan series of books and I found another four at the charity shop today. They only cost £5 for the four 🙂 We don’t have the first one yet though so I can’t start reading them 🙁

Christmas decorations - 52 weeks of gratitude - week 8

I’m joining in with This Enchanted Pixie and her 52 weeks of gratitude linky 🙂



  1. Kara Guppy 13th October 2014 at 5:08 am

    Nooooo not christmas stuff!!!! Lets get Halloween done and dusted first

  2. Sylvia F. 12th October 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I cannot stand Christmas stuff in the shops when it's still Autumn and Halloween isn't even here 🙁 it looses it's magic for me, I'm so fed up with all the blink and sparkle that when it comes to Christmas I sometimes have no joy of celebrating it 🙁

  3. Hollie B 12th October 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I LOVE charity shop hunting! One of my fave past times. x

  4. Ryan Costello 12th October 2014 at 7:10 pm

    That Christmas decoration photo just reminds me of my own youth! I dont blame you for not passing on them…

  5. Jibber JabberUK 12th October 2014 at 4:46 pm

    I hope you find your missing book soon. I love a good look through charity shops for books.

  6. You Baby Me Mummy 12th October 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Lovely list hun. I am excited about Christmas too x

  7. Beautykinguk 12th October 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I hate having an alarm so really love switching it off!

  8. Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily 12th October 2014 at 2:32 pm

    I'm a Christmas planner too and I've found some brilliant bargains this week x

  9. Jen Walshaw 12th October 2014 at 10:20 am

    Oh I LOVE christmas and also have read all the Kathy Reichs books. They are ace

  10. Mum Reinvented 12th October 2014 at 9:41 am

    Ooh you've made me feel all christmassy now! Well done on staying the same 🙂

  11. Joanna Imran 12th October 2014 at 8:45 am

    Oh gosh I hate seeing Christmas stuff so early too! Last time I went to shops, I saw Christmas shelf before the Halloween one lol! It actually makes me think that yet another year is coming to an end…

  12. Kate Thompson 11th October 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Argh I *hate* seeing Christmas stuff before hallowe'en is out of the way! I love Autumn and yet every year it's rushed to make way for Christmas – and this year stores are showing no restraint!

    1. Ant 11th October 2014 at 8:35 pm

      PMSL. You wouldn't last 2 minutes in this house. I'm surrounded by Christmas freaks!!!

  13. beautyqueenuk 11th October 2014 at 9:55 am

    Turning off the alarm is something I love to do x

    1. shelllouise 11th October 2014 at 9:07 pm

      It's just so satisfying!

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