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The Christmas Wishlist

21 Nov 2014

Christmas is nearly here! I know some of you may be more bah humbug than me but I'm really excited. This is my first Christmas living with my partner and we have a little puppy to dress up in ridiculous outfits so lots of look forwards to! When I was emailed by Festive Lights, being reminded how close it was, I thought I'd share with you my Christmas wishlist to get you all inspired for your Christmas lists/buying and excited for the big day.

Like many of us, I adore The Great British Bake Off and would love a proper KitchenAid mixer. However, this hand mixer would fill that hole in my heart until I was rich enough to spend around £400 on a mixer! Look at its retro beauty.

I remain a huge Laura Lee Jewellery fan, and I adore this initial necklace. So dainty!

A cute festive tee from Topshop 

These flying pugs are hilarious and would definitely brighten up a room! 

I'd love some initial letters on the fire place! 

I'd love a parka for walking Teddy now the weather is getting colder. Especially as this one has a furry inside. Snuggly! 

Being a huge chav, the idea of a 7 foot light up tree makes me really excited! This would be amazing!
 or a massive fake deer head!

I realise now my lists are changing and this is almost full of home stuff! What's on your lists?

Blogging silence and Preparing for Christmas

11 Nov 2014

I've been completely AWOL recently. It's been down to lots of things - University is completely hectic at the moment and I'm out the house from 7am to 7pm every day plus reading and homework! I've also had mega writer's block for a while and have been really anxious about people reading my blog and what they think about me. A strange insecurity to suddenly develop! 

Anyway rather than ignoring my blog whilst I'm stuck for ideas, I thought I'd catch you up on what I've been doing. 

Protecting Teddy against fireworks

And going for long walks when it's sunny

Plenty of cooking on my days off so we have food in the freezer for tired evenings

Doing lots of knitting ready for Christmas.  (this is the inside of fairisle knit, it doesn't look like that on the right side!)

For all you fellow knitters, here are some things I'm enjoying knitting (without giving too much away about surprise presents):

And this cardigan in dark grey for my boyfriend Sam

I've also been trying to fit in sleep where possible!

If anyone has any idea about blog posts they'd like to see like hair tutorials, makeup and nail reviews and how to's, Christmas gift guides etc let me know x

Raw Chocolate

3 Nov 2014

Now it's getting colder, I'm really craving more and more chocolate so I thought I'd share with you what I'm snacking on 

These are bars from The Raw Chocolate Company. The cacao is sundried rather than heat treated and minimally processed. They are also all vegan, fairtrade and organic and even the factory is zero emissions and with biodegradable packaging so I can feel completely guilt free when nibbling! 

Most importantly, taste wise they are really chocolatey! They remind me of a posh dark chocolate, with intense flavour and a rich texture. I have tried the chocolate orange, chocolate coated gogi berries, chocolate mint and chocolate vanoffi! You can order them all online now

OOTD: Wintery Walks

1 Nov 2014

The weather can't seem to make its mind up! 

Last weekend we took little Teddy out for a walk in the cold wind (although now it's fairly warm!). I decided it was my opportunity to crack out my winter wear... Excuse my slightly windswept, not pleased about being out the house face! 

Here I am wearing the Ski Bunny t-shirt from the Brat and Suzie winter range which is £22 but currently £14 in their flash sale until Sunday night! I am also wearing a fair isle cardigan from Primark, chunky snood from H&M, earmuffs from Accessorize, Topshop skinny jeans, Topshop Chelsea boots and Rhodesian of Edinburgh satchel in lime

Cosy wintery! Hope you're enjoying your weekend

OOTD: Simple Workwear

31 Oct 2014

Taking blog photos now the clocks have gone back is an absolute nightmare! I have to take the pictures in doors with so much lighting and they still look rubbish! I've been waiting for the weekend to take blog pictures, but as this is a workwear post I had to do this tonight! 

Doing something interesting but appropriate with workwear is really hard to do unless you work in a cool, London office! I like mixing dark trousers in different cuts e.g. culottes or skinny black jeans, with bright colours and different textures of tops. I also like dresses, but as I'm currently on a placement with children I have to get on the floor and play a every day, but then look sensible to talk to parents. dresses aren't practical.

This is my simple workwear look -  I'm wearing skinny trousers from Warehouse (who have a huge sale on at the moment!), a pink vest top from Warehouse (similar here), Brogues from Dorothy Perkins (similar here) and a tweed jacket from TK Maxx. I've accessorised it with some pink lippie and a really simple silver necklace c/o Marc Jacobs from Harvey Nichols

I have to show you a close up of this necklace - it's so delicate and interesting!

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