Sunday, 1 December 2019

Hello December | 2019


AD | Hello my lovelies, happy December! I cannot believe that this is gonna be the last "hello monthly" post I am going to be sharing for this year, just wow. This year came around and has gone so quickly, so much has happened and I am so happy with how life is right now and what has been happening in my life, things are doing so well. Here is what I have been up to last month...

The beginning of November was really good. We decided to get our livingroom freshened up with some paint in return for Christmas time, we were sent some paint from B&Q Stores* to do so and I highly recommend buying your paint from here if you are looking to do your home up a little bit for Christmas or the New Year.

I also actually decided to start going back to Slimming World, if you have followed me for a long while then you'll already know about my Slimming World journey and how much it had helped me in the past, I'd given it a lot of thought now for over a month or so and I decided to take the step to go back to weekly group appointments. I don't want to lose weight as I am happy right my weight, but I want to manage my weight a little better and to keep myself healthy and motivated. However, I'm not able to do so as apparently you can't join SW to manage your weight, you have to lose at least 7lb to join which makes me super sad as I thought that SW would be really supportive no matter what your body size.

If you watched my Instagram highlights then you'll already know that during the middle of November, I had a hospital appointment with my rheumatoid arthritis professor as I was starting to feel in a lot of pain, so he agreed that I needed a steroid injection to get me over these colder winter months that we are having in the UK right now. I wanted to share this because although I am in remission with my ulcerative colitis due to coming off daily chemotherapy and switching to cannabis, sometimes I do need that little bit of a boost when it comes to my bones and the joints in my body.

You may have also seen on my Instagram that my beautiful little princess Daisy was taken into the vets as she had a little fight with a hedgehog in our garden and was bitten on her paw - I didn't even know hedgehogs could bite! Thankfully though both Daisy and the hedgehog are okay, the hedgehog wasn't even hurt, but Daisy was put on tablets and is finally getting better. I wanted to include this in my monthly update for two reasons: one) thank you so much from the bottom of my heart to all of the lovely people who have taken the time to send me such wonderful messages asking how Daisy is doing, and two) to make everyone who has a furry family member aware to keep an eye on their animals at all times when they're outdoors so your pets don't get bitten too.


I ended November feeling really festive and excited for Christmas right now and I'm really looking forward to celebrating it at home with my husband, my best friend and my family.

I want to end this post by saying a massive thank you to everyone, new and old who have checked out my website this year, it means so much to me and all of your views and comments add up and fill my heart with joy - I adore each and every one of you for supporting my website and myself. I'm wishing everyone such a wonderful festive time over this next month and into the new year ahead, stay safe, have fun, make memories and take a lot of pictures! I'm sending you all so much of my love and joy.

With love, Alisha Valerie. x

45 comments:

  1. Your living room looks so good from what I have seen! Hope you feel ok and are having a relaxing weekend xx

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  2. True, this year its already gone quick. I'm glad everything going well for you and we are about to do some changes to our rooms as well. Your living room looks pretty good and you did well on the choices.

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  3. The year certainly did fly by. I wish the best of success as we wrap up the year and for all of 2020!!

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  4. This is such a lovely blog post and I agree this year has gone by so so quickly! Glad to hear that daisy is okay! Xx

    Ayse x

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  5. It's crazy how fast this year has gone by! I'm also glad to hear that your pup (and its hedgehog adversary) is doing okay. Thanks for sharing and happy December!

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  6. finally it's December! I can't wait to get into the festive atmosphere and mood(:

    Cate ღ 35mm in Style - 2019 Advent Calendars Giveaway

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  7. So insightful! It's crazy that it's already December and we are embarking on a new blogging and everything else year! Congrats on your successes!

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  8. I completely agree! This year has really flown over, it's pretty scary when you think of it!

    Carly xx // www.prettystyleofliving.wordpress.com

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  9. It's crazy how much time has gone by. I'm so glad daisy is ok and I hope you have an amazing December!

    Theblackprincessdiaries.com

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  10. This year has gone way too quickly for me!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  11. I can’t believe how fast this year has gone. It feels like we just stared 2019 but now we’re so close to 2020! I hope Daisy is feeling better.

    Jordan | myflourishingretrospect.blogspot.com

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  12. This year has gone so quickly! I'm glad Daisy is doing better. I'm not feeling super Christmassy yet which is a shame, I'm hoping it comes soon! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  13. Hmmm...
    How times fly
    This year's gone already

    www.odunmancy.blogspot.com

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  14. Sorry to hear that November wasn't great for you, health-wise. I hope you have a wonderful December!

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  15. November sounds like it was a tough, busy month, but I’m glad to hear you sounding so upbeat about it all. I hope December treats you better! It’s Christmas time, and that always helps me feel good! 😋

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  16. It's hard to believe that in a few weeks time we'll be entering 2020! I hope you have a much better December than November Alisha! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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  17. Thanks for sharing your slice of life! Hope 2020 brings you better health and strength. Enjoy the holidays! ��

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  18. Wow November was a bit of a rough month for you, huh? I'm so sorry and hope you and Daisy are feeling a bit better.

    Wishing you and your family a lovely December, a very merry Christmas and a fantastic 2020!

    Hayley | www.thriceuponadream.com

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  19. Happy December! Glad to hear that you and your kitty are feeling better. Enjoy the holiday season!

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  20. I can't believe she was bitten by a hedgehog they look so innocent! That's really bad about slimming world too do they kick existing members out when they hit goal then?

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  21. Such an awesome post! Loved reading about the steps you took with slimming world and the Instagram highlights are a great idea!

    Xoxo Annaleid

    www.actuallyanna.com

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  22. Thats a real shame that you can't join slimming world.

    I can't believe that this year is coming to a close though, it doesn't seem possible.

    And I honestly had no idea that a hedgehog could bite! Hope little Daisy is ok now x

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