November Favourites

I’m so excited!

I feel like I literally just wrote my October favourites and NOW it’s December.

BLOODY DECEMBER!

Can you believe it, Christmas is just around the corner and so is 2016 and yes I know I sound like a broken record writing that but I literally can’t believe it. When I was pregnant I felt like time was going backwards waiting for baba to make his appearence and now it’s like he was born in JULY and now it’s DECEMBER. Time is flying.

So here we go with a collection of things I’ve been loving through the month of November.

Catastrophe 

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THIS. PROGRAMME. Is so bloody funny I can’t even explain, it’s season 2 that’s showing on UK television at the moment on Channel 4, Tuesday Night at 10pm I suggest you go and catch up on More 4 and watch it and have a really good laugh! This has become the ‘thing’ myself and my mum text about and quote when we see each other. I get actual abdominal cramps from laughing at this programme sometimes and genuine cheek ache.

Kinder

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This chocolate is my kryptonite, always has been and I think it always will be. It’s milky and creamy and light and just b-e-a-utiful! I don’t think I need to say anymore because I’m sure you’ve all tried it and if you love it I bet you fancy some now, get yaself to the shop!

MAC Soar Lip Liner

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I’ve had this lip liner for a while and I will admit I only bought it because I read that Kylie Jenner used it. I wasn’t too keen on it when I got it home but nowwwwww I’ve found a love for it. I line my lips with this liner and fill them in with it too then create an ombre effect with a lighter pink lipstick I used MAC Matte Pink Plaid in this picture. It gives me a little summer feeling in these cold winter months. I have my eye on a deep red from Charlotte Tilbury, let me know a festive red you recommend!

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I have just realised there’s two food items already, but you know, I’ll start the diet in January and all that. These biscuits dunked in a cup of tea are my go to after work now and sadly I’m out of them at the moment so I can’t indulge in some right now but I will reward myself with a cup of tea when this blog is done because I’m managing to write this, edit a new book that’s been submitted to us AND soothe and put to sleep a baby with separation anxiety. PHEW.

Adele

I’m just going to leave this video here, it’s a definite favourite of this month. What. A. Voice.

White Flowers

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When we were doing our food shop the other day I picked up a small bunch of white carnations, some gypsophilia and some white chrysanthemums and put them all together in a vase I got as a gift and I just love them, they’re really starting to bloom now and it’s made me realise how much I love white flowers, I’m not going to buy anymore ready-made bouquets I’m going to buy multiple small bunches and create something myself. Why don’t you try it? It really does make you appreciate them more.

Hot Honey and Lemon

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I started to get the dreaded sore throat last week and I wanted something ‘natural’ to ease it as I’m taking so many medications right now I’d rather not add anymore to it. I don’t know whether it was just a two day sore throat or if this actually worked but either way I’ve continued to drink it because it’s so nice and refreshing. I’m sipping on one now actually (I decided against the tea and also decided against waiting until the end of the blogging session as it’s taking substantially longer than I first anticipated. I use half a lemon per drink, I cut a slice off and pop it in the cup and squeeze the remainder of the lemon in the cup and add 2 teaspoons of honey and pour boiling water over and stir.

Oh, and then enjoy.

That’s it for this month folks, I’ve been so busy with work and family and festive preparation I haven’t had a chance to really try any new products, do you have any recommendations? I need some good skin care!

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Letter To My Baby – 20 Weeks

Dear Oscar,

You are 20 weeks old today! You’re so clever for your age, as always, and as mummy would say anyway.

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Where to even begin with this one. Mummy has gone back to work part time so sometimes I’m not at home but in those times you’re with Daddy or one of your Nanny’s whom you love so that makes Mummy feel a bit better. When I come home you give me such big smiles which definitely makes my day brighter. You love to stand up, you hold on to our fingers when you do it and if there’s music playing you’ll bounce up and down doing a little dance.

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You still love to be snuggled in Mummy’s blanket. You have a lot more books this time though and we read them, you love to look at the pictures. I think The Hungry Caterpillar is probably your favourite at the moment, you read that one with Daddy. We bought you a new car seat too, it’s still rear facing but you’re higher up now so you can see more which makes you smile, Mummy watches you in the special mirror.

You don’t really laugh very much, you smile A LOT but it’s quite hard to get a giggle from you at the moment but we get one sometimes. When you laughed for the first time it was at Daddy and it made Mummy cry.

Your first word is: Mum

It makes me feel old to say I’m a Mum, I want you to say Mama or Mummy, but I’m sure we will get there. You say this most when we first put you to bed, you just moan ‘Muuuummmmm’ until I come and tuck you in again and give you kisses.

So far you’re allergic to: Milk, Banana, Pear and possibly Strawberries. It makes me a bit scared to try you with new foods but I know it’s what you need because you’re such a growing boy.

I love you so much Oscy,

Mama

A Little Christmas Gift Guide: For Her

T K MAXX is a brilliant store, I love how much homeware they have and it doesn’t just stick to one taste like a lot of brands do, they really mix it up and I get such good gift ideas from their store SO- as they have free delivery on orders over £50 at the moment why not sit back, relax, take some inspiration and get a chunk of the christmas shopping done with a cup of tea and your slippers on?

I’m going to do a few of these posts in the run up to Christmas, this first post is gifts for her! So here’s 5 little ideas- Hope I can be of some assistance.

Here’s a link to T K MAXX, if you follow that I’ll tell you exactly what to search for to get each item:

T K Maxx

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A candle is ALWAYS a good idea, I mean who doesn’t want to snuggle down in the winter, light a candle, get a hot chocolate and fill the house with a beautiful scent? These candles are great, it’s soy wax and three, yes THREE wicks, with the silver lid and black pot it looks so luxurious and smells divine, there’s a few different scents so have a little look and see which one the mother in law would prefer.

SEARCH: “Paddywax”

RRP: £24.95

TK MAXX PRICE: £9.99

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In my eyes if you can get a ready-made gift, in a box, with multiple items that MATCH you’re onto a winner. This box is so lovely, it contains 1 x Shower Gel 1 x Body Lotion 1 x Bubble Bath 1 x Body Scrub 1 x Bath Salts 1 x Bath Soap 1 x Sponge  1 x Sisal Sponge Strip 1 x Wooden Nail Brush AND it has a beautiful Vanilla and Almond scent which is so relaxing to me I think the brilliant thing about this is the box can be re-used for storage!

!TIP! Make a little ‘voucher’ for some me time or pamper session if the receiver of this gift has children maybe offer to watch the children for a couple of hours so Mum can have a relaxing bath and pamper herself.

SEARCH: “Pure Passion”

RRP: N/A

T K MAXX PRICE: £19.99

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Want to be someones favourite at Christmas? This gift is SURE to put a smile on someones face, can you imagine being able to spend Christmas Day getting a lovely back massage? I’m sat here writing this thinking I could REALLY do with one of these in my writing chair. What’s even better is it’s HEATED. Oh, heavenly, might order myself a little pre-christmas treat.

SEARCH: “Homedics”

RRP: £99.99

T K MAXX PRICE: £49.99

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Let’s be honest it’s ALL about Mary Berry at the moment! Do you know anyone who could do with a helping hand in the kitchen? Or an avid GBBO viewer? Why not wrap up a cookery course that they can redeem in their own home? Trial and error is what it’s all about, if I were to gift this item I would make it mandatory that I must taste overtime a recipe is executed to a MB standard!

SEARCH: Mary Berry (There’s 2 options from there take your pick)

RRP: £17.99

T K MAXX : £9.99

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You really can’t go wrong with a black leather handbag whether buying for yourself or giving as a gift it goes with EVERYTHING it’s durable and wipe clean for those grubby little pickle fingers. Also great to pop in a big gift box with some tissue paper for an added personal touch.

SEARCH: “Gerry Weber Bag” (There’s a few options)

RRP: £100.00

T K MAXX PRICE: £59.99

Of course this is only 5 items and there is SO MANY things you can buy, have a little look around the site, like I said there’s a link at the top of the page. Let me know any ideas you have for the ladies in your life.

Make sure you’re subscribed so you can be notified when the next gift guide is up: FOR HIM!

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