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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

{Happy New Year!}




{all is bright!}

Happy New Year!

Sunday, 29 December 2013

{An English Christmas}

I spent Christmas with my cousins in Essex. It was lovely--full of tradition, fresh air, country walks (short walks for me), fetching turkeys from local farms, a Boxing Day meet etc... It was simply LOVELY.
Here are some pics from the Christmas festivities...
{fetching the turkey from the local farm!}

{lovely walks in the countryside}

{homemade Christmas crackers}

{Christmas crackers had mustachios & hats inside}


{Christmas day bubbly}


{here comes the turkey!}

{party poppers extraordinaire!}

{Boxing Day Meet}

{beginning of the hunt}

{would you like a sherry??}

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family & friends...and I wish you a happy happy NEW YEAR!!!!

Saturday, 21 December 2013

{Covent Garden Christmas Cheer}

My boxes arrived this week, and it really does feel like Christmas being acquainted with all my things again: 
{boxes are here!}

{my flat is starting to really feel like home}
I spent last night in Covent Garden--I couldn't resist taking a picture everywhere I looked. It was simply stunning:

{I absolutely loved this Burberry old fashioned car and the Burberry bubble man--how magical!}

{the ceiling displays at Covent Garden were simply stunning}

{large London snow globe}

{pretty pretty lights!}

Happy happy holidays to all of you, my readers. May your Christmas be merry & bright, and may you get to spend loads of time with the people you love.
Happy Christmas from London!

Thursday, 19 December 2013

{quotable thursdays-Christmas greetings}

{great joy}
Hi all,
I can't believe Christmas is next week -NEXT WEEK! Today the quotes are dedicated to Christmas greetings...
My boxes arrive today so it will certainly feel like Christmas around here once they get here this morning. I'll be sure to post pics of my flat complete with all my stuff in it.

{joyeux noël}

{merry Christmas!}
some lines from my favourite Christmas carols/poems:

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
-Christina Rosetti

Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming 
from tender stem hath sprung!
of Jesse's lineage coming, 
as those of old have sung.
It came, a floweret bright, 
amid the cold of winter,
when half spent was the night.
-Lo how a Rose e'er blooming
{let it snow, snow, snow}

{let it snow, let it snow, let it snowwwwww!}

{c'est noël}

Wishing you all the very best this holiday season,

Saturday, 14 December 2013

{mulled wine season}

ahhh...I do love this time of year! Mulled wine, Christmas lights, cozy fireplaces...
Last night I had a couple of girlfriends over for mulled wine & mince tarts. Great excuse to catch up & indulge;) For some interesting historical mulled wine recipes & one you can do today see this article in the guardian (the ginger wine definitely added a little je ne sais quoi)

{preparing the pot}


& some lovely Christmassy images inspired by mulled wine: 

{gorgeous simplicity}
{mulled wine-inspired table decorations}

{gorgeous pinecones}

{classic Christmas}
{great red nails!}
{I just love this TOO too much!}