Christmas shop, Starbucks and a day off.

On Friday 17th November Mr S and I went shopping, such great exciting news I know, we do this once a year for the ‘big Christmas shop’ and we get to spend some time together with one of the children.

First stop was of course Starbucks, the intention was to sit down and brainstorm ideas on what we had planned to get K and A, but Mr S was complaining about being tired and hungry..

He didn’t want any of my cinnamon swirl and to be honest it wasn’t that great, it had raisins inside the cinnamony bit and the fussy eater that I am only nibbled on it, even the icing wasn’t good.

R had a babychino, which is basically frothy milk and some shortbreads and loved every second of it!

Wilkinson’s was our first stop, and after having a browse around we came to the conclusion that there wasn’t much there for stocking fillers, our plan was to get smaller items such as books and toys while up town and do the bigger items online using Amazon.

Mr S left to find himself some hot food in the form of a hotdog from one of the stands in the main center.

I however managed to grab myself some sparkly goodies for some future flat lay projects I’ve got cooking up! Who can resist cheap and pretty deco!

After Wilkinson’s our next port of call was the many pound land style shops in our town, last year we found so much great things to keep them entertained in the morning of Christmas Day, this year however, not much, and it was a actually a little disheartening but we did find a few bits.

Next stop was Asda, Asda never fails with good seasonal bits, we found some books and also grabbed the children some pjs for Christmas Eve, I will need to buy R’s from Next as I couldn’t find anything in store for her.

Our final stop was Witherspoon’s for some lunch, at this point Mr S said he started to feel really rubbish and blamed it on the chicken but I’m convinced it was just the hotdog he got earlier, we both had chicken burgers (mine was fried in buttermilk) and R had macaroni cheese full of veggies, she only ate the peas haha!

She also loved this smoothy that she got with her meal, she actually figured out straws too which surprised me, I remember K and A having a bit of trouble with straws, but this went down well.

After that we went to go get a taxi back home and prepare for the school run, Mr S went to bed for a bit so me and R played a little before heading out to collect K and A from school.

Despite the lack of small stocking fillers it wasn’t a bad day, it was nice to get out with Mr S and spend time together as he’s often working hard either at work or on his website.

Once he children got home we sat down to watch Monsters University and ended the day with pizza.

Now it’s time to do the big toys!! How is it almost December already?

Until next time

Mummy Cat



  1. November 18, 2017 / 10:05 am

    Wow you are so organised I haven’t started my xmas shopping yet

  2. November 18, 2017 / 10:57 am

    I wish i could dedicate a whole day to just Christmas shopping, OH MY GOODNESS, im so jealous.

  3. November 18, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    I haven’t finished my Christmas shopping yet, I need to finish it asap! x

  4. November 18, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    A babychino omg that is the cutest thing I ever heard! Great post!

  5. November 18, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    This year is really flying by! I really can’t believe how fast Christmas is approaching! A babychino?!? I had no idea Starbucks had this option! So cool!

  6. November 19, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    The dreaded Christmas shop!! It’s so tedious finding stocking fillers, especially when the hubby is playing up! At least you found a few, good luck with the Amazon shop!

  7. November 19, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Starbucks is CRAZY around the holidays. I was just there this morning and the line was almost out the door. I just started Christmas shopping a couple days ago and I have to admit.. I’m getting more excited as November comes to an end!

  8. November 21, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    Sounds like a good lil day! I love a starbucks but not a fan of cinnamon in general so I wouldn’t have gone for that, if you’re into cheese try their cheese & mushroom croissant… its to die for!

  9. November 23, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    I’ve never heard of a “babychino” but it sounds so cute!

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