[dropcap]I [/dropcap]decided a while ago to pull back from writing a Little Loves post at the end of every week. It was slowly becoming a chore rather than a pleasure and finding the time to read (and make) something every week was adding to the pressure of an already busy life.
The new plan is to write a post at the end of every month, which will hopefully be action packed and thus a more enjoyable read for you all.
November. Where do I start? It seems to have been and gone in a whirlwind; so much so that I was caught out with the advent calendars yet again. When will I learn that venturing into Waitrose three days before the big event is going to leave me grabbing at the only calendar left? The £10 Lindt bunny one! Whilst my purse might be a little lighter, there were some happy faces around the breakfast table this morning.
On to my Little Loves for the month of November…
I often find myself reaching for a book at 11pm so an easy read is all that I’m capable of digesting at that time of night. I’m really enjoying ‘Behind Her Eyes’ which definitely falls into this category. The story has captivated me all the way through and I’m now on the last few chapters but still haven’t sussed the plot twist. No spoilers please!
I’m on the hunt for a good December read now, so if you’ve got any recommendations please leave them in the comments below.
Aside from jumping on the ‘I’m a Celebrity’ band wagon this week, I simply must mention ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ which I saw at the cinema last week.
I went with my friend and we dragged our 16 year old daughters along too. I wasn’t 100% sure it would be suitable for them (or any of us!) but oh my goodness how we laughed!
You will see from the photograph that the cast was excellent and the characters were utterly hilarious. If you haven’t seen it and fancy a good laugh, then this is the film for you. Make sure you haven’t got your prudish pants on though ?.
‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’ by Andy Williams has been my Christmas song of choice this week – a British classic.
Other than that, I have been loving Stormzy’s ‘Blinded by your Grace’. Have a listen to the lyrics, they move me every time. I wonder what will be Christmas no. 1 this year…
I went Christmas shopping last week and a few clothing items just happened to fall into my basket, including this cosy knit from River Island.
I seem to have an abundance of grey jumpers in my wardrobe, so this colour jumped out at me when I saw it on the hanger. It certainly brightens up a frosty November morning.
I’ve also been living in my faux fur teddy coat this week and have had a lot of people snuggling up to it! The coat was gifted to me by LOTD along with a few other items to pad out my winter wardrobe.
I made a trip to Winchester last Sunday with a group of mum friends who I’ve known since my girls were at primary school – about 13 years now.
We devoured the Christmas market, sampled the mulled wine and even went ice skating! Rounding the day off nicely with tapas in a local restaurant.
I am sometimes reluctant to do these things, feeling as though we have too much on and that I need to be at home, but you know what? It did us all the world of good and reminded me how important time out really is.
Last weekend really was a busy one. On Saturday I went Christmas shopping in Bracknell’s brand new shopping centre – The Lexicon. Anyone who is local will know just how long we’ve been anticipating the grand transformation of this town.
I am pleased to report that The Lexicon is exactly what they promised and more! It’s the perfect size for a shopping centre with all the high street shops you might need but not so big that you get confused or lose your car in the car park (true story).
There’s so much going on at The Lexicon this Christmas with carol singing every Wednesday evening until the big day and the shops are open until 8pm! Perfect for those last minute stocking fillers.
You’ll also find this cute post box situated outside Pandora (convenient ?) available for shoppers to post a Christmas wish request for someone who they think deserves a treat this Christmas. How cute is that?
As you can see, I didn’t have any trouble spending the £50 Lexicon gift voucher that I was given before leaving…
How are you feeling about Christmas? Are you all done and dusted or on the verge of a nervous breakdown? I’m somewhere in the middle but looking forward to putting up my other Christmas tree this weekend (my husband isn’t aware of this news just yet ?).