Happy December 1st, or as my English friends have been reminding me, “24 sleeps ’til Christmas!” The British love Christmas. And with no Thanksgiving to slow the train down, I found myself at Christmas related events all the way back in October!!
My American morals wouldn’t let me publish this post until after Thanksgiving (even though I may have written it a while ago….). So here is my British winter bucket list… Mostly holiday season themed so perhaps I will update it in January.
- Go to as many Christmas markets as I can
- Drink mulled wine
- Drink mulled cider
- Have a flat Christmas meal
- Visit Dublin
- Visit Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland
- See the Northern lights
- Turn in all of my essays early
- Go ice skating (indoors and outdoors!)
- Drink buck fizz
- Visit the Eden Project in Cornwall (to see the Reindeer!)
- Eat a mince pie
- Eat Christmas pudding
- Write some poetry
- Open Christmas Crackers
- Make Christmas cards and presents
- Watch the Plymouth Christmas lights turn on
- Go to a society Christmas meal
- Do something for charity
- Play music in a nursing home
I’m also happy to say this is my first post that I’ve published as a travel link-up! I’m excited to check out everyone else’s posts on the holiday season. Merry December everyone!
Such a great list! Mulled wine and mulled cider are the things that make me feel so very festive 🙂 Hope you enjoy your British Christmas! 🙂
I know, right?! I’d never had mulled cider before coming to England and I think I’m addicted!
I’m a firm Christmas the day after Thanksgiving person haha. With all the cities lighting their christmas lights though I just wanted to light up my whole house early! Held back though, barely. They have reindeer at the Eden project?! It’s amazing on it’s own, hope you get to go!
Yes!! I can’t stand it when all the grocery stores are selling candy canes and lights on October haha. Yes I’ve heard they have reindeer – Im going this weekend though so I will report back if it’s just a myth haha!
Oh yes – head to the Eden Project – we went last week (before the Xmas stuff arrived) and it is magnificent!
Oh good! I’ve never been before but I’ve heard good things… I might try the sky swing or zip lining (even though I’m terrified), have you done those before?
This is PERFECT! Next year I want to spend some serious time around the UK in December. Thanks for making my list for me 😉
There really is NO place like the UK for Christmas…they are all crazy for it! Although they are missing the snow here 🙁
I love this list, and my it’s my first link up too 🙂 I’ve got a round up of some great places to skate in London if you’re looking!
Thanks! I’m definitely going to do next month’s link up…I just always seem to be extra busy at the start of the month so I haven’t done it in the past…but I’ve found it’s such a good way to connect with other people! I’ll check out your post 🙂
Great list! Have fun!
Thanks for reading!!
I hope you enjoy your British Christmas! Make sure you have some figgy pudding 😉
Lots of love,
Haha figgy pudding just like the children’s rhyme! I will have to test it out 🙂 Thanks for reading!
I’ve never heard of the Eden Project before, sounds like a really fun day out! 🙂
I hope so! Going this weekend so I shall report back 🙂
Wait, Christmas events in October? Nooooo!
Welcome to the linkup lovely – shall I pop your email address on the monthly mailing list for new topics (and nothing else)?
I know!! Craziness!
Yes that would be great, thanks so much! [email protected]
Happy 22 sleeps til Christmas 🙂 Love the list, my personal favourite it mulled wine xx
It’s going by so fast!!! Haha anything mulled is good in my book 😛
Great list! Christmas markets and ice skating are my favourite things to do in London in winter 🙂
I agree wholeheartedly 🙂 Hope your December is off to a great start!
What a great list! Hope that you’ll be able to tick all items off by the end of this year 🙂
I’ve already got quite a few ticked off…may even have to do a few repeats, especially of the mulled cider 😉
That is a fantastic list of things to do, i love how you have mulled wine and mulled cider!
haha yes of course, mull all the things!
Welcome to the linkup Sarah! Just discovered your blog and think it’s ace 🙂
Your list is brilliant too – I’d love to all those things and I’ve lived in England all my life!
Thanks for reading! England is certainly very festive this time of year 🙂
I love your American morals…this made me giggle so much!
What a great list and you will have so much fun ticking it all off
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Thanks for reading! Haha yes American morals may not have such a high reputation but they’re good in this case!
This is our first year as expats in Ireland and I’m loving the festive holiday spirit in Dublin. I can’t wait to get out and visit the Christmas markets here (now if the weather would only cooperate). You should definitely make a point of visiting this winter. It’s a great city!
Ohh, lovely, how are you liking Ireland? I visited Dublin last weekend and it was beautiful.
We adore Dublin. I never want to leave. 😉