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09 December 2018

Five Things I Need To Do Before The End Of The Year

We're almost half way through the final month of the year and there are still some things on my TBR... Eeek! Is it time to panic?

I'm pretty sure I can get most of these ticked off, but wish me luck anyway as life has a tendency of getting in the way.

Five Things I Need To Do Before The End Of The Year, to do list
  1. Finish Christmas Shopping
    I guess this is actually a pretty big one, but I need to actually finish my Christmas shopping! Oops. Usually I'm pretty much done by now, but this year I'm on a go slow.
  2. Go for a Winter Walk
    I just want to wrap up warm, grab a flask, and be out in Nature. I'm thinking Cragside or Wallington Hall to get some use out of my National Trust Membership, and I know I'll really feel the benefit mentally from being outside.
  3. Set My 2019 Reading Journal
    I got an absolutely gorgeous Rainbow Reading Journal and Planner from Stella Bookish Art and I can't wait to use it. It has a space for your favourite books from the year before and I need to fill it in.
  4. Visit The Laing Art Gallery
    One of my favourite things to do in those last days before Christmas is to visit the Laing Art Gallery. With the festive rush outside it's like a quiet slice of heaven, some peace in the crush of shoppers. My favourite piece is no longer on display (boo) but I still like to have a wander around.
  5. Finish my Currently Reading
    I love to start each new year with a clean slate, so I try to finish all of the books on my Currently Reading shelf on Goodreads before midnight. I've managed it the past five years so fingers crossed I do it again.
What do you still need to do before the end of the year?


  1. Good luck on completing your to do list! I really need to finish my Christmas shopping, but my main problem is people haven't told me what they want or given me ideas! Haha. Going to the Laing Art Gallery before Christmas sounds like a really lovely thing to do :)


  2. This sounds like a good list and some things you can achieve before the end of the year - I'm going to try finishing my currently reading list too and also see a few exhibitions before they finish.

  3. Good luck, I hope you will complete your lost, and I wish you lots of fun with reading journaling during 2019.

  4. I need to START my Christmas shopping ahah! I have been so bad this year, OMG! Good luck on completing your list!

  5. Erm I think starting my Christmas shopping might be a good one for me! I need to get a new journal for next year too. Good luck with everything! x


  6. I also need to finish my Christmas shopping but I think I'm just going to shop online for the last bits, it's less stressful ha ha. A winter walk sounds so nice, I love being outside at this time of year, it's so cosy when you wrap up all warm. All the best completing your to-do list Cora! <3 xxx

    Bexa |

  7. Hope you manage to accomplish all of these! I quite like starting a new book in the New Year too; i tend to use finishing my CR as motivation for staying up till the bells!
    Amy x

  8. Christmas shopping, oops!😅

    Shirley |

  9. These are excellent goals. Currently mine is to successfully wrap and hide Sam's presents.

  10. Good luck on your list! I'm feeling slightly smug this evening as I'm officially done with Christmas shopping and things are wrapped!

    My task for this evening is writing Christmas cards for work!

  11. Visiting the art gallery sounds like a great Christmas tradition and a good way of escaping the rush for some reflection.

    Lyd- x


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