Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Day 25

ITS CHRISTMAS!!! And today it is all about L.O.V.E.
How ever you spent your day, I hope your hearts and homes were surrounded with love. 
Today is the last day of our advent calendar and we must say, it has been an amazing countdown to Christmas.  Its built up our spirit in a more broader sense than ever before. We have learnt to give more, to love and appreciate more, and to focus on the more important things in our lives.
Before we sign off, we just want to thank those who have taken some time to spare in reading the blog.
From us both, we wish you all a MERRY and WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS and we hope your time has been filled with joy, laughter and lots of love xx

Monday, 24 December 2012

Day #24

Its Christmas Eve and according to our advent calendar, we are to dedicate it to F A M I L Y.
Family are the most important people you share your life with. Spending it with your loved ones, friends and family... is what this festive season is all about! Enjoying each others' company… eating, drinking, and whatever fun traditions you do during this special time!
Today my family & I stayed in our jammies, watched loads of Christmas movies together and snacked on yummy treats. To top off our day, we had a great dinner at Toby Carvery. Now, this roast was immense; a four course meal seemed easy at first but wow, were we wrong! Some people (ahem, Sean) even went extra large too.
So, I'm currently writing this post trying to battle out this food coma in time for Midnight Mass later with the family… for us Christians we must not forget the real reason why we are celebrating this season!!

Merry Christmas Eve <3

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Day #23

YAY! A fun Christmas activity to do just in time for Christmas Eve =)
“Have a go at making Gingerbread Men”
Whilst blasting out ultimate Christmas classic songs, we mixed together the ingredients, rolled, cut and baked. We had plenty more fun being creative and decorating them with silly faces. The parents joined in too; we were all like big kids in the kitchen.
Now, time to grab us a cuppa and enjoy these tasty little treats.

Day #22

Working with young people is a big part of both our lives, our duties to teach and make an impact. So, today's task meant a great deal to us.

 "Act of giving. Donate to a chosen children's charity."

Being a part of a well-known Children's Hospital has encouraged me to perceive and live each day to its fullest. There are young people and children out there who are very ill, some dealing with life-threatening conditions. Helping these vulnerable individuals make the most of each day; seeing them smile and laugh is the biggest reward. So, I took this opportunity to make a donation to "Make A Wish Foundation." This wonderful charity goes out with purpose and one purpose only - to grant the wishes of those children; giving them a precious moment that they will remember forever.

Guiding and mentoring children in a school are just some of the things teachers have to think about. Being a great teacher that Sean is, he always does what he can to bring the best out of the pupils he works with. But today, he wanted to help outside the classroom, support children out there that are at risk. After all, they ARE the future! So, he donated towards "NSPCC" to help children who may not even have a magical Christmas this year.

Today we wanted to help make a difference and today we did!

Friday, 21 December 2012

Day #21

"Feel festive, grab a winter warmer."
We've been waiting for this one for a long while but it came in perfect time. Christmas holidays have finally begun and to start it off, we toasted with a couple of winter warmers; Starbucks toffee nut lattes. Being 21/12/12 today, the world hasn't ended, we're still here... and we fulfilled our Advent task =) 

We're all warm and fuzzy and ready for the great festivities ahead... Bring it on!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Day #20

“Reach out and do a good deed...”

… or several, so our task reads for the day! Ekkkk.

I mean, I know there are many of you out there, well- natured with good hearts,… open to doing good deeds everyday, anytime and everywhere you see an opportunity to do so. Like offering your seat to a pregnant lady or opening the doors to someone with full hands. Small acts of kindness burden no time on your hands but SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS and that is what’s wonderful.

I found a lovely quote to take us through the day:

This really made us think. The fact that someone can have so many wonderful intentions to do good for others but until actions are applied alongside those intentions, they will just be considered as 'talk' and no impact. Whereas, doing a good deed for someone, regardless of how small or how random it is, that action will be recognised and welcomed.

So, reach out and try offer just one good deed a day. Even an unexpected smile is always a good first step!

Happy Thursday everyone! x

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Day #19

“Share your appreciation.”

Monday’s task was to be grateful and what a pleasant pursuit it was. But what we must not forget is, before we can even be grateful for things, we must appreciate!

We all know how it feels to be appreciated, that lovely feeling that warms our heart. We should naturally desire to return that feeling back to them. In light of that, our task today is to send a card to someone we adore as a way of showing our appreciation. Helping to elicit their qualities by reminding them how great they are and expressing how much we admire them.

Take a moment to reflect on your life; your friends, your family, your talents… realise you are blessed with all these wonderful things.