Christmas

Advent Calendar – Week 1

By 9th December 2012 2 Comments
Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

My girlfriend had been working on making me an advent calendar for Christmas. She loves her crafts and cross stitched 20 unique Christmas themed pockets for this amazing advent calendar which she put together with her stitching skills!

Unlike a traditional chocolate advent calendar, my girlfriend has bought 24 presents for me to open every day! This blog post is a catch-up of the first 7 presents!

Photo Ornament

Photo Ornament

Last year in Christmas, me and Hannah went to the York Designer Outlet where I experienced ice skating for the first time. It’s surprisingly easy if you ever roller bladed when you were younger, although it does take a few minutes to get used to being on ice! This Christmas Tree ornament is reversible and has another picture on the other side from when me and Hannah went to Robin Hood’s Bay near Whitby. I need to get a Christmas tree now to put it on! 😀

Waldo Pancake Pencil and Rubber

Waldo Pancake Pencil and Rubber

These are two separate presents but I thought I’d picture them together! Waldo Pancake designs are amazing. I found an ‘upside down mug design’ mug in HUU’s media office and thought I’d turn it over so it was the right way around. If you can’t read the pencil very well it reads “Rest behind ear then look for”.

Penguin Keyring

Penguin Keyring

I think Hannah know’s how much I like penguins! She adopted a penguin for me which we went to see on our year anniversary! I’ve grew a love for these flightless birds during my GCSE years when me and my friend Chelsi from America were discussing our favourite animals. This penguin keyring now sits nicely with my keys 😀

Penguin Rubber

Penguin Rubber

I told you that she knows how much I like penguins! This is a penguin rubber but I won’t be using it as a rubber. It will sit on my desk with my “me to you” bear, spartan helmet, picture of me and Hannah at the End of Year Ball 2012 and ZINGY!

TY Penguin

Ty Penguin

Awwwww! Look at those eyes 😛 I can’t put this keyring on my keys. I don’t want him to get all dirty so at the moment he’s sitting staring out of the pocket he was in until I can find him a home. My girlfriend knows me too well.

Christmas Bookmark

Christmas Bookmark

Hannah is an English student at our university, and like most English students she loves to read! She’s rubbed some of that love for reading onto me. I don’t usually read much at all, and what I do read is either a technical book or a good Sci-Fi book. The thing is, when I think of Sci-Fi, I think of space and everything futuristic, but my girlfriend proved me wrong when she got me a copy of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley which apparently was one of the first books to start the genre. Because I’ve never read Frankenstein, I always associated it with some form of horror genre with the film, but I suppose it is “science fiction”. So far I have been enjoying it although I am quite slow at actually finishing a book. Not slow in the sense of actually reading it, but I always end up putting books down and not coming back to them for a long time.

So there is my first 7 presents of my advent calendar! I can’t wait to see what else I’m getting in it. I will be filling it up for Hannah next year, but I can see it being very hard to come up with small gift ideas…

Author James Croft

James is a .NET developer for Black Marble Ltd. with over 5 years app development experience in Microsoft platforms. He enjoys blogging, helping others learn to code, making YouTube videos, spending time with his girlfriend but most of all, penguins.

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