Thursday, 27 December 2012

Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas 2012!
My Christmas day started at 7:00am when my excited youngest sister crept in to my room with a torch. We unwrapped our stockings and had a lovely breakfast of scrambled egg on toast with bucks fizz. It was surprising to have heavy rain and thunder at Christmas (yes I had to mention the weather) and we're still waiting for the snow, forever dreaming of a white Christmas. The lunch was incredible, thanks Mum, and the table has never looked so grand in the red and gold theme for this year. Our tree was covered in gold baubles and tiny red wooden figures which looked adorable and the twinkling lights were so magical when lit up! Not much else to say really, it was a very relaxed day, and we enjoyed the Christmas specials and movies on TV, and ended the day with full bellies and watching the box set of An Idiot Abroad which I bought for Dad. Oh, and I am delighted with my presents this year, I'll do a separate post on those though, what a treat!

I took way too many photos this year, but I tend to forget the littles details of Christmas too easily if I don't take any photos, and most of them are of my cats. Normal. I also managed to take some photos of my Christmas outfit but I got my 9 year old sister to take them so they are a little blurry. I need to train her to be my outfit photographer haha! Anyway, the rest of the photos were taking by me, and I tried to reduce them down, but there's still plenty the enjoy.
Dress from H&M / Cardi from New Look / Belt from Primark / Slippers from Bedroom Athletics / Gold glitter bow from Crown and Glory

I hope you all had a magical Christmas!

Monday, 24 December 2012

Secret Santa

It's Christmas Eve! I've been a bit ill recently, and my blog posts are lacking a bit, despite having so many planned! A few weeks ago, I decided to participate in a Secret Santa run by Rachel from Life Of A Sweetaholic, and was thrilled with my presents! I was super excited and couldn't possibly wait till Christmas to open them. A massive Thank You to Clare for all these wonderful gifts.

Wishbone bracelet // Heart and bow bracelet // Star lip gloss from H&M // Hand cream from L'occitane // Nail varnish in Grace Green from Models Own // Peel off face pack // Amazing hair bow from Miss Selfridge

Christmas at Tulleys Farm

The other day I drove my dad and youngest sister to Tulleys Farm (which was pretty scary because I'm still learning) as her end-of-term/start-of-the-holidays treat. Tulleys always do really great events for Christmas/Easter/Halloween, and so I got to pretend to be a child for a few hours participating in an elf hunt, watching a puppet show and decorating a gingerbread snowman (my sister decorated a reindeer). It was absolutely freezing, but still no sign of snow, and I would have taken more photos of the pretty twinkling lights, but I was too preoccupied, however I did take a photo of the wonderful nativity scene made entirely out of vegetables!

Music I've Been Listening To: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Andrew Belle / Christmas Time by Cider Sky / Red Hands by Walk Off The Earth / Posters by Youth Lagoon / Dissolve Me by alt-J / Something Good by alt-J

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Book Wish List

I can't believe it's Christmas in only a few weeks! Does anyone else remember last year's Christmas so clearly that it can't possibly be a whole year ago? I have decided to put together a Christmas wish list, but this one is just for books, there are other things I'd like too but I thought it'd be nice to separate them out.

1. Wreck This Journal (Keri Smith)
 I have been wanting this book for so long, it just looks like so much fun and each page has a little challenge that can be interpreted in any way, so it's great for when I'm not feeling that inspired. Also, I've seen pictures online of the pages and how people have decorated/destroyed them and so I'm bursting with ideas!

2. The Fault In Our Stars (John Green) I've already read this book, but fell in love with it so much that I want my own copy to keep and flick through whenever I please. I'm a big fan of John Green's books and YouTube channel, and there are so many incredible quotes in this book, not to mention how much it pulls at my heartstrings.

3. Tim Walker Pictures As you probably already know, I'm quite obsessed with Tim Walker and have already bought his Story Teller book, I would have got this one at the same time but it was quite pricey, luckily I've found it on Amazon for almost half the price. I do hope I get this book one day because I will treasure it forever.

4. Life of Pi (Yann Martel) I was recommended this book by a fellow blogger, and after seeing a trailer for the movie, I became intent on reading the book first. It's a fantasy adventure exploring the spirituality and practicality of a young Indian boy when he is stranded at sea with a tiger. If the book is anything as good as the trailer then I'm in for a treat!

5. Love Letters of Great Men (Ursula Doyle) I stumbled across this book somehow and previewed the first few pages online out of curiosity. The title explains it all, but what I loved most about it is how deliciously written the letters are, so overwhelming with love! I'm a hopeless romantic, and wished people still wrote long and adoring love letters, so I know I would definitely enjoy this book.

6. Moleskine Pocket Sketchbook You can never have too many sketchbooks, and Moleskine seem to be really popular, I adore the curved edges and slightly yellowed paper. It's also a really handy size to carry around a jot down little sketches, I really want to get back into sketching, I don't seem to have any time to do large drawings anymore. I love seeing what other people do in their Moleskines, anything from quick watercolours, detailed ink drawings or quirky doodles.

So that's my book wish list, I have just finished reading The Hobbit and watching the movie the day it comes out, and hoping to read the Lord of the Rings series soon, as well as any of these books from my list. So many books, so little time!

P.s. Don't miss out on my GIVEAWAY for UK bloggers, ending on Friday 14th December. Prizes from Crown and Glory, Models Own and Yankee Candle. Exciting!

Sunday, 2 December 2012

100 Followers/Christmas Giveaway! (Closed)

A few weeks ago, my little blog reached 100 followers on GFC, I couldn't believe how far my blog has come in such a short amount of time, and it was amazing to think that out there were 100 people who actually enjoy my blog enough to follow it. It's also very exciting to think that all this has happened within 5 months, just think what'll happen after a year! And so to say thank you I have organised a small giveaway of lovely little goodies in time for Christmas. I thought I'd give away prizes that I would like to win myself, and I actually bought myself the same Crown and Glory bow, another Models Own nail varnish and a selection of Yankee Candle products - I think I'm getting obsessed!

This giveaway is for UK bloggers only (sorry but I don't have much money left, involved in too many Secret Santas) and will end on the 14th of December. The winner will be picked at random contacted by email within 48 hours and announced on my blog.

Good Luck!

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