Recently I discovered a new blog ‘Is This Mutton?’ and Gail who is certainly living life her way. Gail kindly invited me to join her WOW – #wowonwednesday link up. Last week I shared my Traditional Festive Baking and this week I thought I would just put together a post of 5 things I’ve done this week which had a WOW Factor for me.
1. Our first Festive Bon Bons Link Party
Deb from Deb’s World, Jo from And Anyways.. , Donna from Retirement Reflection and I, co-hosted the very first Festive Bon Bons Link Party. A fun way to share our thoughts around the Festive Season by answering 10 questions. You can read my post HERE where I share my answers and also link through to others which you may enjoy reading.
2. Spending time with my grandsons
I just adore my two grandsons, Ethan (7.5) and Elliot (3.5) and the Festive Season is just the best time of year to share with them. I spend each Wednesday with them but also had a sleep over last week which was extra fun. There is much excitement in their house as Elfie arrived, the Christmas Tree is up and they wrapped some gifts. On Thursday, we took Elliot to daycare and Ethan and I had some one-on-one time which is always special.
Each year, I buy a Christmas tree decoration for each of the boys. It is a lovely tradition and one that I hope will create memories for them to remember their ‘Nan’ in the future.
This coming week we will be baking which is always messy but fun!
3. Breakfast with my Saturday Sisters Running friends – an annual tradition
Saturday mornings I drive to Brisbane to run with a Saturday Sister. We have been running together for 12 years and enter fun runs together throughout the year. My daughter originally introduced me to the group and we became known as the Saturday Sisters. Although life has taken over and there is only my friend and I running regularly, we always meet up for a breakfast throughout the year as a group and especially at Christmas. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the Emporium Hotel in Brisbane and caught up on what we have all been doing in 2021.
4. Van Gogh Alive
After my breakfast with my Saturday Sisters, I met up with another friend and enjoyed the experience of Van Gogh Alive. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but the combination of classical music and Van Gogh works projected on to many screens throughout the room was so creative and enjoyable. If it comes your way be sure to put it on your Must See list.
5. Festive Dressing on a budget
Each year I like to wear a new outfit for the Festive season and this year I decided to try to stick to a budget and see what I could come up with. I know that quality is important but sometimes the budget just won’t stretch that far. I believe you can still look good despite the price tag. I’d love to hear what you think of my outfit and what you like to wear for the Festive Season.
I have three looks to share with you. Of course, living in Australia, it is Summer which may not be suitable for the Festive Season where you are. For me it is about feeling comfortable, looking stylish but also cool as where I live in Queensland this time of year is hot and humid!
Just a note: I’m not affiliated in any way with the clothing or accessories shown. I just like what I’ve purchased and the looks I’ve ‘put together’ for the Festive Season.
#1 – A colourful dress that is cool and comfy.
Accessories were my leather earrings from Crossmore Road and wooden necklace, the dress was SHEIN
#2 – Skirt and Top – Cool and summery
#3 – My choice for Christmas Day – Red and White
Over to you! What had the Festive WOW Factor for you this week?
Linking up with Natalie at her Weekend Coffee Share