This year the lead up to Christmas has been a very different one. My life is different than it ever has been, since I have practically moved out from my parents and set off to university. Therefore, some of my usual traditions have been somewhat compromised or differed.
This has it’s positives though. For the first time Christmas has crept up on me as I haven’t been longing for it. I haven’t been waiting for a holiday or for a period where I can forget my stresses and be happy since I’ve been having fun in my course, with new and old friends. Even with essays to do, I’m enjoying my university experience and I think that’s important. For once, Christmas seems like the cherry on top of this amazing end of my year. Christmas is an extra present at the end of it all.
Of course, Christmas this year has meant so much more too. I get to spend time with my family which when living in a different city is much harder than it used to be.
Anyway, hello Christmas, you’ll be with us in little more than a few hours. I wish everyone a splendid day tomorrow!
Disclaimer – I do not own the above image, it is from: http://gunnercooke.com/gunnercooke-christmas-reading-list-2014/
I have recommended Ingrid Nilsen, MissGlamorazzi, on a few occasions previously. This time I’m recommending her because she is doing a DIY December series on her main channel. In these videos she does some Christmassy crafting and some Christmassy cooking every other day up in December until the 25th.
So far Ingrid has made a wreath with fairy lights, hot chocolate, a garland with rosemary and cocktails… and there’s still much more to come!
Check out her first few #DIYDecember videos below:
PS. Until January, I’ll be taking a break from posting, so I wish you all a very merry Christmas (or Holiday) and a very lovely New Years!
Today I’m recommending my top 5 YouTubers who are taking part in Vlogmas this Christmas Season. If you’re unfamiliar Vlogmas is a Vlogging Everyday tradition starting on December 1st and ending on December 24th, Christmas Eve. I will leave you with day one of each YouTuber’s Vlogmas to give you a taste of their content.
Number 1 – Catrific
Number 2 – TalkBeckyTalk
Number 3 – Jenna Ezarik
Number 4 – Chyaz Vlogs
Number 5 – Tanya Burr (and Jim Chapman)
Tanya’s husband Jim, while not doing Vlogmas this year, vlogs every weekday anyway so it is worth adding him in here too. Click on his name to check out his vlogging channel!
To continue this year’s Christmas theme, that of me showing you gift guides by some of my favourite YouTubers, here are some videos by Dani Austin and Ruth Crilly…
Fleur DeForce on YouTube is becoming a regular recommendation on my channel. This time is because of her wonderful Christmas videos, mainly gift guides, which I love to see every year. Since I’m not able to make my own gift guides on my blog this year, which were largely influenced by Fleur’s videos last year anyway, I thought I’d leave you with her wonderful (and recent) videos.
Last year I did gift guide posts as we got closer to Christmas, this year, I have to admit, I don’t have time. But… I didn’t want to just neglect the idea altogether so today I leave you with TalkBeckyTalk’s recent videos (plus a lush haul video she put up) and on Monday, I’ll share with you some of Fleur DeForce’s Christmas videos.
Cereal Time is a week daily breakfast show on YouTube. Starring Jimmy Hill of Jimmy0010 and Charlie McDonnell of Charlieissocoollike as the hosts, this becomes a very British channel.
Many people have pointed out Cereal Time’s similarity with Good Mythical Morning, an American YouTube channel with week daily shows and very similar content which has been running for over seven seasons. It is true that the two shows are the British/American counterparts of each other but I think if you enjoy GMM and want something new or a little different to enjoy, Cereal Time is there for you.
I want to recommend this show because I’ve been enjoying it so much. I love the hosts a lot and have been watching their individual content for a while. I’ve even recommended Jimmy before on my blog.
The videos consist of challenges, games and discussions as well as structured sections, a different one each day, which are: Feature Tombola, Answerphone Mondays, Old News Tuesdays, Skype Games and Cereal time University.
So far their videos have included, June Christmas, making each other out of cereal, answering exam questions from British GCSE papers, creating superheroes, whether they would date ‘that dog’ and science experiments.
There’s little more to say, so check out the examples below and go visit Cereal Time.