Happy December my loves!

Can you believe it’s the final month of the year? It’s been the longest and shortest month in equal measure, somehow, and I’m very much in ‘slow down’ mode. From work – suddenly the diary is full of Christmas jumper days and team lunches and random festive gatherings – to replacing any and all at-home event with ‘present wrapping and cheesy Christmas film’ night, December really does bring its’ own brand of magic.

We’re even taking a break for the holidays over at & Chai in a week or so. There’s still time to pick candles – great as gifts or as a treat to yourself – and I can’t wait to pack up your orders. I’ve just about recovered from our Black Friday weekend… Louise and I have so many exciting launches we’re working on, so we’ll be grateful to have some time away from the minutiae of everyday studio life. Hand in hand with winding down for the year, I’ve been doing plenty of careful thinking about what’s next for Daisybutter. But more on that soon.

Immediate thoughts about the Omicron variant

Of course this week has been wrought with confusion and a touch of anxiety around the Omicron variant of COVID-19. (I can hardly believe we’re 19 months into a whole pandemic.) On a personal level, I’ve been nervous about something like this cropping up mid-winter for a while, so it’s almost no surprise? And on another I’m frustrated that we seem to be going around in circles… yet nobody’s treating it like one. Needless to say, I’m anxiously awaiting my text from the NHS (forever thankful!) to get my booster vaccination booked in!

Spending time with pals

I’ve gratefully soaked up plenty of time with friends over the past few weeks. It’s why these Sundaze posts have been a little fewer and far between than usual. From takeaway evenings coupled with playing new Nintendo Switch games to bingo nights with the girls, I couldn’t be more thankful to be surrounded by the best people. It’s such a treat, too, after the past couple of years. Roll on all of our cosy holiday plans!

The great bullet journal migration

Excitingly, I’m almost done with my bullet journal set-up and migration for next year. Although it might seem early, I’m the type of person that likes to be firmly Festive and Not Doing Much in the final two weeks of the year. And, of course, I’ve got a blog post coming up all about the collections, trackers and pages I’ve set up for my journal. I’ve found it so fun (and therapeutic) to map out my planning tools for next year, and I even enlisted the help of my Cricut Maker 3. Expect plenty of journaling and Cricut craft posts next year.

How was your week?

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