Project 365 and Diary Update Week 27 2014

This week it was all about Christmas in July. For all of you who don’t know what this is (I didn’t until I started blogging), it’s when brands show off their goodies for the coming Christmas to the press! It’s really very because the venues are all decked out for Christmas, they’re usually held in glamorous locations and they make it feel and look like christmas! There are trees, decorations, lights, presents and in some cases, snow!! It’s lovely to get a first glimpse of what’s coming to stores, to see prototypes of toys etc that will be ready for Christmas but aren’t quite finished yet. The big supermarket giants gave us a taste of their new products, literally… Lots of delicious Christmassy food to eat!

This week I visited a total of 11 events over three days and it was exhausting. I only had a short amount of time in between dropping the kids at school, jumping on a train into Central London, where ALL the events take place, then whizzing back and forth across town to different venues. Exhausting but worth it. To thank us for attending, we are usually treated to a goodie bag to take home with us, which can be filled with many a fabulous gift, or equally lots of tat!!


Day 180 – Finally allowed the kids to eat the Butlins chocolate bar that I brought home from Britmums Live.

Day 181 – Teen took his sister to see Malificent at the cinema. I dropped them there and OH picked them up. It was the last day it was showing and I didn’t fancy going so Teen offered which I thought was so cute! They both said the film was brilliant!

Day 182 – The first Christmas in July event. It was B & Q!

Day 183 – This photo was taken at the Waitrose event where we were treated to lots of food samples, including Heston Blumenthal’s new yummy ranges!

Day 184 – Believe it or not, this is a very intricate, amazing Christmas tree made entirely out of chocolate. It is hand made and would set you back £700 were you to buy it! It’s from La Maison du Chocolat… the tasting session in there was a bit nice I can tell you!

Day 185 – My twins sports day and this photo sums it up. They didn’t want to join in and they looked upset the whole time. Poor little things. Although H did manage a few events, neither enjoyed it.

Day 186 – My daughter had a friend over and they were making loom bracelets. Either by hand or on one of the many looms my daughter owns!

So there we have it. More Christmas in July events this week too as well as a secret blogging project that I’m involved with. It’s so secret in fact that even I have no clue what it is. All I know is that it’s organised by Tots100 and a few of us are getting together on Saturday to discover our mission…… I’m slightly worried at this stage now and wondering what the hell I’ve let myself in for!!

Watch this space!


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  1. suzanne3childrenandit says

    Gosh you’ve been busy Carolyn and what with the end of term too, it must be exhausting! I opted out of these ‘Christmas in July’ events, I just couldn’t spare the time. Sadly I can’t make the secret event either but it sounds VERY exciting! Your sad twins look so forlorn – bless them.

    • Mummy Endeavours says

      I know it’s been manic!! Might have to skip tomorrow actually as I need to work but I do enjoy going to the Christmas in July events (I don’t get out much haha)… and my twins, it was painful seeing them like this but they were fine as soon as sports day had finished!! x

  2. Wow a tree made if chocolate my wee man would be in heaven!

  3. I’d love a Christmas in July event. It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas! The secret event sounds intriguing.

  4. Whoo Christmas, i keep getting emails for post ideas, but never been invited to any events. Looks like so much fun..

  5. OMG I couldn’t think of Christmas for months! I love the fact your teen volunteered for the cinema- not sure mine would!

  6. I saw something about Christmas in July before and I could not understand what it was about (new blogger here). Thank you for explaining! And it sounds like you have had a good week!

  7. wow what a busy week, I want to see Malificent

  8. I haven’t bothered with any Christmas in July events this year, it’s just too strange to even think about it before the summer holidays!

  9. A very busy week! We went and saw Maleficent a few weeks back – it was magnificent 😛

  10. Gosh 11 events over 3 days? I am exhausted just thinking about it!

  11. wow you must be tired after attending so many events! x

  12. WOW you have been busy!! My little boy hasn’t had a sports day yet but im pretty sure he will be the same lol! That or sulking because he hasn’t won every race lol! A chrsitmas tree made of chocolate just WOW i think i would have been tempted to take a bite lol!!


    • Mummy Endeavours says

      Ha I so wanted to have some, it was rather posh in the shop though and I daren’t ask, although we did get to try other chocolates which were yummy x

  13. I’d love to have gone to some Xmas in July events (particularly Morrisons and Wilko) but sadly wasn’t invited. I know there were loads last week too, but did not get a look in. Tesco were kind enough to invite me but I wasn’t able to make it. Sounds like you had a full on week. Liska xx

  14. Sounds like a very eventful week!

  15. I really want to see Malificent. Not sure if I can wait till it comes out of DVD so may have to drag the other half to the cinema to see 🙂
    Love Vicky
    Around and Upside Down

  16. Thanks for linking up to Project 365.

  17. Sounds like you’ve been super busy! I’m going to the Argos event on Tues so can’t wait to see what it’s like.x

  18. Christmas in July? What a dream! haha

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