December 2013 archive

Christmas Time 2013

For twenty seven years, I have spent Christmas with my family in Lancashire. After a disastrous break in tradition last year, I thought my days of turkey and Christmas pudding elsewhere were well and truly over. However, this year, I decided to spend Christmas day with the boy and his family. You’ll know that it […] Read more…

LONDON CALLING

Can you believe I’ve never been to our capital city? From Paris to Berlin, Krakow to Bratislava, Vienna to Amsterdam, Prague to Rome, Copenhagen to Munich… never London. Say what? Usually that admission causes raised eyebrows and rightly so. When asked, I’d always say, ‘It’s so expensive!’ or ‘I want to try a different culture,’ […] Read more…

HEARTS AND BOWS :: MANCHESTER’S NORTHERN QUARTER

Can you believe it’s mid-December? I certainly can’t! With Christmas shopping to finish, we decided to head into Manchester on Sunday. You could be forgiven for thinking it was an autumnal day. Truth be told, the sun was shining brightly but it didn’t last long before the traditional damp weather returned. Nonetheless, with the promise […] Read more…

One for the Boys :: Christmas Shopping

// Whiskey Stones // YMC Jumper // Uniform Wares Watch // Lambswool Scarf // Lomography La Sardina Camera  // Le Creuset Mug //   Men. They can be so hard to buy for. Each and every year, I spend countless hours searching for the perfect gift to buy each of the men in my life. My dad is the hardest to buy for. What do you buy […] Read more…

A Christmas Girls’ Night In

This year, two of my closest and dearest friends announced that they were each expecting. As you can imagine, this was news that brought great joy and excitement. For each of their pregnancies they gave up their great loves; soft cheese for Jenna, sugary sweets and chocolate for Katie. Now that each of their bundles […] Read more…

Christmas Day Wishlist :: Please, Please, Please

//  1. Equestrian Clearance Boots // 2. Cooperative Chiffon Bow Blouse // 3. ModCloth Pencil Skirt // 4. Cooperative Geo Skirt // 5. Asos Petite Blouse // 6. Cooperative Square Neck Dress // 7. The Cambridge Satchel Company Shoulder Bag // Each and every year, I spend hours searching for the perfect Christmas Day outfit. It’s a tradition of mine, yet I can’t remember when it started. Although […] Read more…

Something Old, Something New :: Hello December!

Can you believe it’s December? I want to say no, not yet! Give me another week! But a secret part of me just cannot wait until I am sipping a festive tipple and spending quality time with family and friends. I do love the first week of December though. For me, it’s a time to […] Read more…