Now that Christmas is over, it’s back to normality

Hello, and welcome back to my blog! Thanks for popping over! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and I wish you a happy new year!

I’m feeling a bit at odds at the moment. It’s that strange in-between feeling. I’ve had around two weeks off work and blogging, so I’m finding that it’s taking me a while to get back into the swing of things.

Whilst work and blogging was firmly on the back burner, my London marathon training certainly wasn’t. I’ve already clocked up 31 kilometres in training this year, in addition to Pump and Barre class.

I still can’t quite believe that this is the year I’ll actually be completing the London Marathon! It still feels very surreal!

Anyway! As the title of this post says, Christmas is very much over, and we are definitely getting back to some form of normality.

Our girls returned to school yesterday, and it was clear to see that they were excited to see all of their friends again!

I also returned to work yesterday, although with less enthusiasm than our girls returning to school!

We had a lovely Christmas spent at home watching our twins open and play with their gifts, as well as spending time with family and eating far too much food!

We didn’t do anything for New Years Eve, we rarely do, and to be honest my husband and I were in bed just before 11pm! I slept soundly thanks to my trusty ear plugs, which is less than can be said for my husband who spent most of the night trying to doze off in between the sound of fireworks going off!

I also celebrated my birthday at the beginning of January, and had a lovely afternoon tea in a place called Octavo’s Book Cafe & Wine Bar. You can read all about that in yesterday’s blog post!

Now that normality has almost resumed itself, what do I hope 2019 has in store for us?

Well, all I really want is a happy and healthy year for everyone!

Thanks for reading!

30 thoughts on “Now that Christmas is over, it’s back to normality

  1. Happy New Year Emily, thanks for sharing. Sounds like a you had a lovely festive season to recharge the batteries. Keep on with that marathon training! #ThatFridayLinky

  2. Happy new year! What a wonderful time it sounds like you all had. Good on you for actually going ahead and putting your name down for the London Marathon, it’ll be an experience! Wishing you and your family all the best and hoping you find that normality soon. – TBP/A

  3. What a busy woman you are … training for a big marathon and already celebrating your birthday. The rest of us are only playing catch-up! Have a great year and hope your training goes well. #ThatFridaylinky

  4. Happy New Year lovely! Looks like you had a fun Christmas. I don’t enjoy the New Year celebrations as I’m usually too exhausted by then to care. So we used my husbands air-miles and escaped to Charleston New Years eve. It back fired somewhat as we didn’t arrive until nearly midnight and felt utterly knackered – we had to laugh! xx

  5. I actually love the getting back to normal phase. Christmas is great but it’s nice how tidy the house looks when you take the deckies down!
    When our kids were little we’d always host a NYE party at our house, so they could go to bed when they were ready, or we’d stop over at some friends, again so the kids just sleep when they run out of steam. Nowadays the kids are all out with their mates so we enjoyed a chilli and games night at a friends and got in at 3, after some of the kids (much to their surprise!)
    Happy New Year and Happy Birthday!

  6. Happy New Year, I hope it’s a good one for your family! It feels like you’ve been training for the marathon for ages now, it must feel very surreal now it’s only just round the corner!

  7. Happy new year to you Emily.
    Wow! The London marathon! Well done for entering and all your training will pay off, I’m sure. Looks like the girls had a brilliant time too. #thatfridaylinky

  8. I think you are not alone in the finding getting back to blogging a little strange. So many people I know are feeling like their mojo has gone slightly. Loving the look of the Book and Wine bar?! Pretty intriguing… And well done on all the training #ThatFridayLinky

  9. Happy New Year. It’s aways nice to take time out for Christmas. Here’s to a wonderful year all round – and wow, the London Marathon. Good luck with all of your training x #ThatFridayLinky

  10. Happy New Year to you and yours! It’s an odd time I find and lots of us will feel way better once Spring shows up. Well done on your running and fitness efforts – inspirational and in my head I would love to do the Marathon although very much doubt I ever will. Must be a fabulous feeling. Oh and envious of your birthday afternoon tea – aim to make up for my OH failing to organise one for me despite my firm request for my December birthday so going to head to Paris for one this year whatever happens #ThatFridayLinky

  11. Happy belated birthday, happy New year, and yes, happiness and health for us all. That is what really matters most! Normality can be good, even, and uneventful! xoxo #thatfridaylinky xoxo

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