December Favorites

Happy New Year, readers!

I still can’t believe 2017 is finally over, it hasn’t been a good year for the world in general and I really hope 2018 is going to be better.

I have so many personal things I loved in December that I decided to include only a few of them. Christmas is my favorite holiday and the whole month is a treat for me, I love that I can always end a crappy year with some positivity and time spent with loved ones.

Here are some of the things I loved in December.

The snow at the beginning of the month. Even if I live in northern Italy very close to the Alpes, it’s rare that we experience some snow before January or February. However, this year we’ve been delighted with a White Christmas and I still can’t realize how lucky I felt when I woke up and the hills and roofs were all white.

The Crown. My only TV show of December has been the second season of The Crown. I love everything about this series and I’m sad that this cast is going to be replaced for the third season. They are planning a new round every two seasons because the actors would start to appear too young as soon as the story progress.

Journey app. Since discovering the DayOne app on iOS, I looked for something similar on Android and I finally found Journey. It syncs with Google Drive and it’s free (!) and it’s basically a digital private journal. I like to write one (or more, it depends) line a day recapping what happened and I usually add a photo or two. It’s like a private Instagram/Twitter thing where I can record my memories.

Instagram Detox. The last favorite of mine is the time I spent unplugged on Christmas day and the day after. It was refreshing and relaxing and I felt so good that I’ll definitely reduce my time online in the future.

Star Wars – The Last Jedi. I finally managed to see the second chapter of the new trilogy right after Christmas and I loved it, even more than the first one! It isn’t my main fandom but I’m sure I’m going to get the DVD (still old school here) when it will be available.


How was your December? What are your favorite things of the month?


5 thoughts on “December Favorites

  1. gekitsu says:

    yes, the last jedi was amazing! not only did i love it, i like that it polarises enough to be a film people can discuss. i feel that’s missing a bit these days, with so many big-franchise films being tailored to check every fan desire checkbox and be a fairly unstructured serving of cinematic junk food beyond that.

    i also got a few art books and comics that i really enjoyed. art books: hardware – the definitive sf artworks of chris foss, the art of the last jedi, and awaking beauty – the art of eyvind earle. comics: daniel warren johnson’s extremity. it’s a somewhat gory take on a part star wars, part ghibli universe, with *gorgeous* inks!

    and, of course, christmas cookies!


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