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Hey Everyone! Hope you are all well and all had the most magical Christmas. I had a really amazing fun filled family day and it was definitely one of the best Christmasses I've had in a while. Sadly my Dad was working but we spoke all day and then when he was back we all had drinks, more food and laughed and joked. It was such a good day and I can't believe how fast it's gone. Today I thought I would do my annual 'What I Got For Christmas' post. This is actually my 4th what I got for Christmas post which is mad. Ever year I'm a bit apprehensive to write this post as I know there's a few people who like to always moan about them so here's a little disclaimer beforehand. I am not bragging. I am simply showing my appreciation and how grateful I am to have the family and friends I do. I always donate at this time of year and always think of those less fortunate than myself. If you don't like this kind of post then stop reading now. If you do like this type of post then I hope you enjoy seeing what I got from my amazing friends and family this Christmas.

What I Got For Christmas 2016


Hey Everyone! Hope you are all well and all had the most magical Christmas. I had a really amazing fun filled family day and it was definitely one of the best Christmasses I've had in a while. Sadly my Dad was working but we spoke all day and then when he was back we all had drinks, more food and laughed and joked. It was such a good day and I can't believe how fast it's gone. Today I thought I would do my annual 'What I Got For Christmas' post. This is actually my 4th what I got for Christmas post which is mad. Ever year I'm a bit apprehensive to write this post as I know there's a few people who like to always moan about them so here's a little disclaimer beforehand. I am not bragging. I am simply showing my appreciation and how grateful I am to have the family and friends I do. I always donate at this time of year and always think of those less fortunate than myself. If you don't like this kind of post then stop reading now. If you do like this type of post then I hope you enjoy seeing what I got from my amazing friends and family this Christmas.

So Christmas is the day after tomorrow! I can't get over how fast everything has gone this year. I suppose me getting a job and working basically non-stop over the past six months has just made the year go that little bit faster. I just can't believe how close 2016 is. It's just absolutely crazy. Anyway, as Christmas and Winter is so close I know a lot of us are spending time with our loved ones. It's the time of year where we tend to hold on that bit closer to our friends and partners and tend to do more stuff with them. Today I thought I would do a post of four date night ideas that you can do with your loved ones. Enjoy.

Decorating The Tree Together
If you are in a relationship or have recently moved in together than there's no better way to celebrate this than going out shopping for a christmas tree and putting it up in your house and decorating it together whilst drinking wine and listening to christmas music or watching christmas films. I think this would be the perfect date night if you want to stay inside but still have a cosy romantic night. 

Ice Skating 
No matter where you live there will always be a place close by where you can go ice skating either as a couple or with your closest friends. I love ice skating and without being big headed I am actually quite good at it. I've never fallen over when I've been. This is actually surprising for me because I can barely walk on two feet normally...I actually just fell down the stairs before writing this post as well. However when you think 'date night' you just think ice skating. I mean how romantic is it to just walk around hand in hand talking and laughing about life. It's just so romantic. However it's not just something for couples. If you want to get a group of friends together and then go on a little trip then this would be perfect. 

Visiting Christmas Markets/Winter Wonderland
Heading down to your local Christmas market or Winter Wonderland if you live in London would be the perfect date night. There's always so much to see and do and you can always have a look for presents for your loved ones and enjoy drinking hot chocolate or mulled wine and eating the vareity of food that they always have on offer as well. Sometimes these markets often have rides (especially Winter Wonderland). The possibilities are endless at these markets and there's always so much to see and do.

Go & Watch A Pantomime or Theater Show
I love pantomimes and at the moment there 'Elf The Musical' is showing in London which I think would make the perfect date night. You could go and see the lights along Oxford Street and then end the evening by going to see the show which is located near Tottenham Court Road station. I personally haven't seen Elf (I know, I really need to get it watched) but I definitely want to go to the show before it closes. 

Go For A Walk Together
This is a very simple idea but why not head to town and just go on a walk together whilst watching all the Christmas lights together. I think this would be such a lovely way to catch up on each others lives as well as just being a really cute way to spend some time together. 

Have A Festive Move Night 
Why not grab all your friends as well as your partner together and have a movie night complete with drinks and snacks and just watch all the festive classics? I know I'll be doing that after Christmas with a few of my friends. Love Actually, The Holiday, Polar Express and Arthur Christmas are all on the list so far! I cannot wait!

Trip To The Cinema 
There are some cinemas out there that will do some showings of the Christmas films we all know and love however there are also some non-festive amazing films out there at the moment two, the most popular at the moment being Star Wars, James Bond and The Hunger Games. James Bond and The Hunger Games have both been out for a while now so that means that the cinemas will be a lot quieter which is always a bonus. 

Cook A Christmas Meal Together 
If you are in a relationship or even just with a few friends who are going to be apart over the festive period than why not get together and make a Christmas meal complete with Turkey and all the trimmings and even a secret santa! There's no better way to celebrate Christmas than a few days early or late and it's such a fun night. Me and my closest friends are all getting together for a Christmas meal after Christmas and we are all super excited. 

So here are just a few date night ideas than you can take part in across the winter season and festive period. If you're not in a relationship like me than fear not as a lot of these ideas you can just do with a few of your closest friends. Whatever you do and however you spend it just remember that it's the littlest of things than can help your relationship or friendship grow even stronger. 

Have you been on any wonderful date nights recently?
Hugs and Kisses

Blogmas Day 23 | A Few Christmas & Winter Date Night Ideas


So Christmas is the day after tomorrow! I can't get over how fast everything has gone this year. I suppose me getting a job and working basically non-stop over the past six months has just made the year go that little bit faster. I just can't believe how close 2016 is. It's just absolutely crazy. Anyway, as Christmas and Winter is so close I know a lot of us are spending time with our loved ones. It's the time of year where we tend to hold on that bit closer to our friends and partners and tend to do more stuff with them. Today I thought I would do a post of four date night ideas that you can do with your loved ones. Enjoy.

Decorating The Tree Together
If you are in a relationship or have recently moved in together than there's no better way to celebrate this than going out shopping for a christmas tree and putting it up in your house and decorating it together whilst drinking wine and listening to christmas music or watching christmas films. I think this would be the perfect date night if you want to stay inside but still have a cosy romantic night. 

Ice Skating 
No matter where you live there will always be a place close by where you can go ice skating either as a couple or with your closest friends. I love ice skating and without being big headed I am actually quite good at it. I've never fallen over when I've been. This is actually surprising for me because I can barely walk on two feet normally...I actually just fell down the stairs before writing this post as well. However when you think 'date night' you just think ice skating. I mean how romantic is it to just walk around hand in hand talking and laughing about life. It's just so romantic. However it's not just something for couples. If you want to get a group of friends together and then go on a little trip then this would be perfect. 

Visiting Christmas Markets/Winter Wonderland
Heading down to your local Christmas market or Winter Wonderland if you live in London would be the perfect date night. There's always so much to see and do and you can always have a look for presents for your loved ones and enjoy drinking hot chocolate or mulled wine and eating the vareity of food that they always have on offer as well. Sometimes these markets often have rides (especially Winter Wonderland). The possibilities are endless at these markets and there's always so much to see and do.

Go & Watch A Pantomime or Theater Show
I love pantomimes and at the moment there 'Elf The Musical' is showing in London which I think would make the perfect date night. You could go and see the lights along Oxford Street and then end the evening by going to see the show which is located near Tottenham Court Road station. I personally haven't seen Elf (I know, I really need to get it watched) but I definitely want to go to the show before it closes. 

Go For A Walk Together
This is a very simple idea but why not head to town and just go on a walk together whilst watching all the Christmas lights together. I think this would be such a lovely way to catch up on each others lives as well as just being a really cute way to spend some time together. 

Have A Festive Move Night 
Why not grab all your friends as well as your partner together and have a movie night complete with drinks and snacks and just watch all the festive classics? I know I'll be doing that after Christmas with a few of my friends. Love Actually, The Holiday, Polar Express and Arthur Christmas are all on the list so far! I cannot wait!

Trip To The Cinema 
There are some cinemas out there that will do some showings of the Christmas films we all know and love however there are also some non-festive amazing films out there at the moment two, the most popular at the moment being Star Wars, James Bond and The Hunger Games. James Bond and The Hunger Games have both been out for a while now so that means that the cinemas will be a lot quieter which is always a bonus. 

Cook A Christmas Meal Together 
If you are in a relationship or even just with a few friends who are going to be apart over the festive period than why not get together and make a Christmas meal complete with Turkey and all the trimmings and even a secret santa! There's no better way to celebrate Christmas than a few days early or late and it's such a fun night. Me and my closest friends are all getting together for a Christmas meal after Christmas and we are all super excited. 

So here are just a few date night ideas than you can take part in across the winter season and festive period. If you're not in a relationship like me than fear not as a lot of these ideas you can just do with a few of your closest friends. Whatever you do and however you spend it just remember that it's the littlest of things than can help your relationship or friendship grow even stronger. 

Have you been on any wonderful date nights recently?
Hugs and Kisses

Hey Everyone!! Christmas is officially three days away. Three!!! How insane is that?! I can't believe how fast December has gone and Christmas has come around and can't believe that it's only a few days until we hit 2017! What is going on?! I've still got a couple of presents I need to get but I'm pretty much done which makes me super happy. I've done all the wrapping for the presents I have got so far so I am thinking when I'm out shopping I'll get them wrapped when I'm out. You know at Christmas they always have stalls that try to raise money for different charities by getting volunteers to wrap any presents? I think it's such an amazing idea and a great little simple but extremely effective way to give back at this time of year.

The Ultimate Christmas/New Year Party Playlist


Hey Everyone!! Christmas is officially three days away. Three!!! How insane is that?! I can't believe how fast December has gone and Christmas has come around and can't believe that it's only a few days until we hit 2017! What is going on?! I've still got a couple of presents I need to get but I'm pretty much done which makes me super happy. I've done all the wrapping for the presents I have got so far so I am thinking when I'm out shopping I'll get them wrapped when I'm out. You know at Christmas they always have stalls that try to raise money for different charities by getting volunteers to wrap any presents? I think it's such an amazing idea and a great little simple but extremely effective way to give back at this time of year.

Hi Everyone! Can you believe that Christmas is one week today?! I can't believe how fast it's come around and I can't actually believe how fast December has gone. Today I've just spent the day wrapping presents and shopping for last minute drinks and stuff to have over the festive period (may or may not have bought over 7 bottles of prosecco...oops). I'm so excited it's ridiculous. I haven't really felt that festive over the past couple of years as I've always been working and really busy. This year however I managed to book a lot of my leave in December which has definitely gone in my favor and has definitely made me appreciate the festive season this year a bit more. Anyway, enough rambling. Today I thought that I would do a christmassy tag as well I can't get enough of Christmas themed things at the moment. I found this tag on quite a few blogs so I thought why not do one to help you all get into the Christmas spirit and let you know a bit more about what I like around Christmas.Hope you enjoy!

The Christmas Tag


Hi Everyone! Can you believe that Christmas is one week today?! I can't believe how fast it's come around and I can't actually believe how fast December has gone. Today I've just spent the day wrapping presents and shopping for last minute drinks and stuff to have over the festive period (may or may not have bought over 7 bottles of prosecco...oops). I'm so excited it's ridiculous. I haven't really felt that festive over the past couple of years as I've always been working and really busy. This year however I managed to book a lot of my leave in December which has definitely gone in my favor and has definitely made me appreciate the festive season this year a bit more. Anyway, enough rambling. Today I thought that I would do a christmassy tag as well I can't get enough of Christmas themed things at the moment. I found this tag on quite a few blogs so I thought why not do one to help you all get into the Christmas spirit and let you know a bit more about what I like around Christmas.Hope you enjoy!

Hey Everyone! Hope you are all well! I've just come back from a 4 day trip to Germany which was amazing (blog post coming up before Christmas) and have spent the day today just chilling, trying to finish my Chrismas shopping (I've only got a few more presents to get), wrapping the Christmas presents I've already bought and blogging whilst listening to Christmas music. Everything is better when you have The Pogues 'Fairytale Of New York' playing in the background. I just love it. Anyway, enough of that. As I am feeling extremely festive at the moment I thought that I would do a post telling you all about my Christmas traditions. Christmas if you don't know me in real life or don't follow me on social media is by far one of my most favorite times of the year and there are always a few things that I always do that just makes it that little bit more special. I hope you enjoy this post.

My Christmas Traditions


Hey Everyone! Hope you are all well! I've just come back from a 4 day trip to Germany which was amazing (blog post coming up before Christmas) and have spent the day today just chilling, trying to finish my Chrismas shopping (I've only got a few more presents to get), wrapping the Christmas presents I've already bought and blogging whilst listening to Christmas music. Everything is better when you have The Pogues 'Fairytale Of New York' playing in the background. I just love it. Anyway, enough of that. As I am feeling extremely festive at the moment I thought that I would do a post telling you all about my Christmas traditions. Christmas if you don't know me in real life or don't follow me on social media is by far one of my most favorite times of the year and there are always a few things that I always do that just makes it that little bit more special. I hope you enjoy this post.




Hey Everyone! So as you can tell from the title of this post I haven't named it Blogmas and that's because I have pretty much failed with it this year and instead of trying to upload two posts per day and putting way to much pressure on myself I have decided to just post regularly throughout December instead of just daily as I think I will enjoy it more and I won't be putting as much pressure on myself. Blogging is meant to be fun after all and not a chore. Today I thought that I would a bit of a romantic post giving you all a few christmassy date night ideas. It's the time of year where we tend to hold on that bit closer to our friends and partners and tend to do more stuff with them so I thought why not compile a list of things you can do together! Enjoy.

Festive Date Night Ideas





Hey Everyone! So as you can tell from the title of this post I haven't named it Blogmas and that's because I have pretty much failed with it this year and instead of trying to upload two posts per day and putting way to much pressure on myself I have decided to just post regularly throughout December instead of just daily as I think I will enjoy it more and I won't be putting as much pressure on myself. Blogging is meant to be fun after all and not a chore. Today I thought that I would a bit of a romantic post giving you all a few christmassy date night ideas. It's the time of year where we tend to hold on that bit closer to our friends and partners and tend to do more stuff with them so I thought why not compile a list of things you can do together! Enjoy.

December is probably one of the best months for music. I absolutely love it. There's nothing like baking cupcakes in the kitchen or cleaning the house, or putting the christmas decorations or even just having a nice pamper evening in doors than listening to Christmas songs. I thought that I'd put together a Christmas playlist of all my favourite Christmas songs of all time as well as some absolutely amazing tunes that have to be played this time of year. ENJOY!

1. Wham - Last Christmas
2. Marish Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
3. Michael Buble - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
4. Collabro - White Christmas
5. Michael Buble - Santa Baby
6. Destiny's Child - 8 Days Of Chtristmas
7. S Club Juniors - Puppy Love
8. Coldplay - Christmas Lights
9. Ariana Grande - Last Christmas
10. Phillapa Hanna - A Christmas Carol
11. Boney M - O My Lord/Mary's Boy Child
12. Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
13. Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
14. Cliff Richard - Mistletoe and Wine
15. Ariana Grande - Santa Tell Me
16. The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
17. Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas Time
18. Leona Lewis - One More Sleep
19. Justin Bieber - Mistletoe
20. Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone
21. Elton John - Step Into Christmas
22. The Ronettes - I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Clause
23. Andy Williams - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
24. The Crystals - Santa Clause Is Coming To Town
25. Andy Stewart - Auld Ang Zang
26. Michael Buble - Silent Night
27. The Ronettes - Sleigh Ride
28. Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime 
29. Slade - Merry Christmas Everyone 
30. John Lennon - Merry Christmas (War Is Over)

So there's a nice little Christmas playlist for you to listen too whilst you're wrapping up the presents in the evenings and drinking your hot chocolates. These are perfect songs to help get you into the Christmas spirit. I will be putting a Christmas playlist on my spotify which will includ these and much more songs as well later this evening so be sure to head on over and follow me at Fleur Danielle Griffin. 

                                                 What are your favourite Christmas Songs? 
Hugs and Kisses

Blogmas Day 8 / My Festive Playlist


December is probably one of the best months for music. I absolutely love it. There's nothing like baking cupcakes in the kitchen or cleaning the house, or putting the christmas decorations or even just having a nice pamper evening in doors than listening to Christmas songs. I thought that I'd put together a Christmas playlist of all my favourite Christmas songs of all time as well as some absolutely amazing tunes that have to be played this time of year. ENJOY!

1. Wham - Last Christmas
2. Marish Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
3. Michael Buble - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
4. Collabro - White Christmas
5. Michael Buble - Santa Baby
6. Destiny's Child - 8 Days Of Chtristmas
7. S Club Juniors - Puppy Love
8. Coldplay - Christmas Lights
9. Ariana Grande - Last Christmas
10. Phillapa Hanna - A Christmas Carol
11. Boney M - O My Lord/Mary's Boy Child
12. Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
13. Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
14. Cliff Richard - Mistletoe and Wine
15. Ariana Grande - Santa Tell Me
16. The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
17. Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas Time
18. Leona Lewis - One More Sleep
19. Justin Bieber - Mistletoe
20. Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone
21. Elton John - Step Into Christmas
22. The Ronettes - I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Clause
23. Andy Williams - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
24. The Crystals - Santa Clause Is Coming To Town
25. Andy Stewart - Auld Ang Zang
26. Michael Buble - Silent Night
27. The Ronettes - Sleigh Ride
28. Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime 
29. Slade - Merry Christmas Everyone 
30. John Lennon - Merry Christmas (War Is Over)

So there's a nice little Christmas playlist for you to listen too whilst you're wrapping up the presents in the evenings and drinking your hot chocolates. These are perfect songs to help get you into the Christmas spirit. I will be putting a Christmas playlist on my spotify which will includ these and much more songs as well later this evening so be sure to head on over and follow me at Fleur Danielle Griffin. 

                                                 What are your favourite Christmas Songs? 
Hugs and Kisses



Hey guy! So today I am back with a bit of a different post for you all. Currently I am sat on my sofa watching the news and I am hearing about the terrible flooding that has happened in a place called Islington in London due to a burst water main. So many homes have been affected and it makes me so sad to think that these people will be affected for a long time including Christmas. It got me thinking about the things I have and how grateful I am at the moment so I thought I would do a post all about the things that I am grateful for. I hope you enjoy it.

Blogmas Day 4 | A Few Things I'm Thankful For This Christmas




Hey guy! So today I am back with a bit of a different post for you all. Currently I am sat on my sofa watching the news and I am hearing about the terrible flooding that has happened in a place called Islington in London due to a burst water main. So many homes have been affected and it makes me so sad to think that these people will be affected for a long time including Christmas. It got me thinking about the things I have and how grateful I am at the moment so I thought I would do a post all about the things that I am grateful for. I hope you enjoy it.

Hey Everyone! Today I thought I'd do a post sharing with you all my favorite festive films. Christmas is a time of year where you can get nice and cosy with a mug of hot chocolate and put on a really festive film. It's also the perfect thing to have on in the background as you wrap Christmas presents as well. It just makes everything a lot more festive so here's a selection of my favorite films, some of which have already been watched more than enough times already this year. Oops. Anyway, enjoy!

Blogmas Day 3 | My Favorite Festive Films


Hey Everyone! Today I thought I'd do a post sharing with you all my favorite festive films. Christmas is a time of year where you can get nice and cosy with a mug of hot chocolate and put on a really festive film. It's also the perfect thing to have on in the background as you wrap Christmas presents as well. It just makes everything a lot more festive so here's a selection of my favorite films, some of which have already been watched more than enough times already this year. Oops. Anyway, enjoy!

Hey Everyone! Today I thought that I'd do a post all about the best places to do Christmas shopping. With only 23 days left until the big day I'm sure a lot of people, like myself are started to stress out about what to buy people for Christmas or where to do their Christmas shopping. Thankfully this Christmas I have a lot of time in December where I'll be heading out to look for presents for my friends and family. Yay! Anyway, before I ramble on too much here are a list of some of my favorite places to do Christmas shopping.

Blogmas Day 2 | The Best Places To Do Christmas Shopping


Hey Everyone! Today I thought that I'd do a post all about the best places to do Christmas shopping. With only 23 days left until the big day I'm sure a lot of people, like myself are started to stress out about what to buy people for Christmas or where to do their Christmas shopping. Thankfully this Christmas I have a lot of time in December where I'll be heading out to look for presents for my friends and family. Yay! Anyway, before I ramble on too much here are a list of some of my favorite places to do Christmas shopping.





Hey everyone! Hope you are all well and Happy December to you all! The countdown to Christmas now begins. So I have been debating on whether or not to do blogmas this year. This year has been one of the best and most difficult of my life. I've had so many ups and downs and I'm just thinking we are now into the last month of 2016. Instead of dwelling on the stuff that has happened in the past that right now really doesn't matter anymore why not end this year on a positive and happy note. As you know I haven't really been blogging that much recently so what better time to get back into it than the festive season. I thought that I'd kick things off with 50 of the most festive things to do at this time of the year. Now that it is December it's totally acceptable to sing christmas songs, wrap presents, and put up all the decorations! Enjoy!!

Blogmas Day 1 | An Introduction To Blogmas & 50 Things To Do This Festive Season.





Hey everyone! Hope you are all well and Happy December to you all! The countdown to Christmas now begins. So I have been debating on whether or not to do blogmas this year. This year has been one of the best and most difficult of my life. I've had so many ups and downs and I'm just thinking we are now into the last month of 2016. Instead of dwelling on the stuff that has happened in the past that right now really doesn't matter anymore why not end this year on a positive and happy note. As you know I haven't really been blogging that much recently so what better time to get back into it than the festive season. I thought that I'd kick things off with 50 of the most festive things to do at this time of the year. Now that it is December it's totally acceptable to sing christmas songs, wrap presents, and put up all the decorations! Enjoy!!

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