December 2022 new in

Well after being ill for most of December I honestly thought I wouldn't have purchased much however, it seems like I still managed to do a fair bit of shopping before being ill and even whilst being ill. The theme seems to have stayed the same as previous months with a lot of football items being purchased however, for the first time in a long time I have actually purchased some games, ready to make some gaming progress throughout 2023 after not playing much in 2022. So here is everything I picked up in December 2022... 

We went to Old Trafford to see Man Utd women play in December and I promised my nephew if they had a Fred the Red soft toy I would get us one to share so now we have a lovely Fred the Red soft toy sat in my office ready for when the nephew comes to visit. 

I was a bit surprised to see scarves with the Women's players on them so of course I had to have the ones they had on offer. Granted they only had Russo and Toone ones but as they are two players I enjoy watching I didn't mind picking these up and adding them to my growing collection of football scarves. Fingers crossed we will start to see more women's scarves available at games in the near future.

I am sure most people stop buying annuals when they are a kid however, when I saw this one for £2.99 I couldn't resist picking it up. As you all know by now I absolutely love football so this is perfect for me however, the main reason I got this annual is because the women are in it. This has a nice little section about the Euro's win so it is getting added to the Euro memorabilia collection.

Once I was feeling a bit better my mum took me out shopping for the day just to get me out of the house for a bit, I wasn't expecting to buy anything other than a few Christmas presents however, that soon changed when I came across this women's football monopoly which is 100% up my street. This was a treat to myself for actually taking time to get better rather than rushing back to things like I usually would. I am really looking forward to sitting and playing this with Liam.

I guess you can sense the theme in Decembers pick ups... women's football. We needed a calendar for 2023 and there was only ever going to be one winner if I was picking the theme. I am absolutely loving this champions edition and it is going to be great relive the Euro's win all through 2023. Now I just need to decide if it is being hung in the office or the games room as I spend equal time in each room these days.

Oh look another women's football purchase. When we went to Old Trafford I made sure that we got there early enough for me to go into the shop to buy the new away shirt as I have had my eye on it since release. I knew I wanted one of my favourite players Leah Galton on the back of this as I have wanted a Galton shirt for the longest time. I am so glad to have this shirt in my collection now.

On a trip to Home Bargains I came across this tabletop tripod for just £3.99 and couldn't resist picking it up as I think it will come in really handy for this years content. I am really using 2023 to work on my content both blog wise and social media wise so who knows this might help me improve on those. I have a variety of tripods now so I have one for every occasion for the year. It is going to be interesting to see how long this lasts with it being so cheap.

I hadn't bought many new games in 2022 as I wasn't playing anything due to lack of motivation and time however, I made use of the December sales and picked up a fair few games that I had my eye on for a while. First up I got Gotham Knights, this game has got mixed reviews but I managed to pick it up for £24.99 so I am looking forward to giving it a go for myself so I can make my own opinion up of it.

I also finally picked up a copy of Sackboy A Big Adventure, I have wanted this since it's original release date however, I just hadn't got around to picking it up. I found it in the sales for £24.99 in December though so I finally bit the bullet and purchased this. I think this is a game that me and Liam could end up playing together although I think I would enjoy playing it on my own too.

I won a competition on Instagram in December and I received one of the games I wanted to pick up in 2022, the new Saints Row game. I wanted this when it was first released however, with my lack of gaming I just couldn't justify purchasing it. I am so glad I won this as I don't think I would have purchased this for a very long time if I was left to buy it myself.

I am quite ashamed to say I have never played a Halo game in the past, this is because I mainly played on PlayStation growing up so Halo was never available to me. I found this for £14.99 in the sales though and I have heard pretty good things about the campaign on the game so I thought I might as well pick it up and see what it is like, who knows it might mean I go back and play some other Halo games if I like it. 

So there you go it was quite an expensive end to 2022 with how much I ended up picking up throughout the month. 2023 is the year where I am going to be aiming to save as much money as possible to get things done in the house so I think these new in posts might end up getting shorter and shorter as the year goes on however, there are certain things I am saving for that are gaming & tech wise so there should still be a few items each month. For now though it is time to get saving.

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