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Sunday, 6 October 2013

This weekend I have been...


Reading.
The Herbalist by Niamh Boyce*, which I only started reading this morning so I'm not too far in, but I can already tell that Niamh is a fabulous writer - I got that vibe from the very first page, the way she captures & describes emotions and the feel of a scene - and I think I'm really going to enjoy her first novel.
Baking.
Gingerbread biscuits because it's never too early, never!
Listening to.

Wearing.
Cosy slippers, hello Autumn! 
Watching.
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows - I had a mini-movie-marathon yesterday because, well, sometimes I just need to have a really good cry at something for no particular reason. Snape's final scene 'always' gets me and the scene with Harry, his parents, Remus and Sirius in the forest has me sobbing merrily away because it's just so beautiful.
&& Bookshelf tours on YouTube. It makes me SO happy that these exist and only a little sad that I didn't know about them until recently. They're making me want all of the books!
Blogs. 
One. Laura's Haven. Two. Blue Rinse. Three. e-elise etc.

Are you having a lovely weekend?
I hope so!

Love, Jennie
xoxo

50 comments:

  1. It's so weird to describe blog post as cosy, but your posts really are like that. I'm loving this weekend! It's cold outside and I'm watching movies and eating cookies. I can't wait for snow! Then it will be even more snuggly. Aren't bookshelf tours the best? I think I've seen every single one on YouTube :)x

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    1. Aww thank you so much, that's a wonderful thing to hear! They are amazing, one day I would love to have lots of bookshelves filled with my favourite reads <3 xo

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  2. Aaw, the Snape & Lily scene from The Deathly Hallows is amazing. I love gingerbread, but I always find gingerbread men really difficult! xxx

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    1. Ahh I know, I think it's one of my favourite scenes from the whole series. I love Snape and Alan Rickman is perfect in it! Ahh I do too, I'm always terrified I'm going to lose a filling or something because they're so crunchy. I much prefer softer gingerbread <3

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  3. yes. never too late for gingerbread cookies! would love to see how yours turned out! :)
    i've been itching to bake something soon too... debating between pumpkin cheesecake or cupcakes...
    thanks for linking to the 3 blogs, i love finding new ones to fall in love with!

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. Pumpkin cheesecake sounds amazing!! <3

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  4. Was about to comment that you've made me really want gingerbread now and just saw my blog there! Thank you so much :D absolute love for you and Sailor Jennie <3 xx

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  5. I had to force myself to stop watching bookshop tours, they all had such interesting books that they raved about and my bank account couldn't handle me jealously buying so many books. Especially not when I've got so many already sitting in my to be read pile...

    Joy x
    thehungryharpy.blogspot.com

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    1. I think I might have to do the same too soon, they're just so addictive haha! xo

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  6. Ah I love wearing slippers around the house. -Hanna Marie

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  7. I didn't know about bookshelf tours! What a great idea.

    I like these glimpses into other lives because everyone's activities and candid moments seem so perfect and cosy. It's a nice way of understanding a little bit more about someone.

    I haven't watched The Deathly Hallows in about two months which is unacceptable. I think it might be time to delve into the books yet again. I can't believe everything is over still. This is why nothing compares to books. They remain constant throughout everything.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say

    x

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    1. Ahh I know, it's so nice knowing they're always there to escape in to! xo

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  8. Its clearly harry potter season! Just read all the books through from the beginning again for the thousandth time and found myself weeping on the sofa through a good 50% of the Deathly Hallows... Oh dear!
    xxx

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  9. I love the picture of you & your doggie. Looks so cosy! x

    Fernanda | Ferdie's Beauty Finds

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  10. I love these little posts Jennie :) Glad you had a good movie marathon!
    xx

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  11. That throw looks soooo warm and cozy! And your dog is so cute :)

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    1. It's super cosy, perfect for the weekends <3

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  12. The scene "always" gets you. I see what you did there ;). It gets me too :( I love HP
    xx

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  13. Aren't weekends the best?! Mmm the cookies look so good :)
    xxx
    Madison's Assortment

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  14. Oh thanks for telling me about bookshelf tours :)
    Love your photography as always.
    I'm glad that the book is good because I was interested when you mentioned it. I love finding new irish authors, so this sounds great.

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    1. No problem, they're the best! xo

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  15. Have just stumbled across your blog! It's stunning! Did you design it yourself?
    Great reads and HP is a must!! :)

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  16. What an awesome weekend <3 As for the gingerbread biscuits, yum (:

    Sophie x soinspo

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  17. Happy Potter and warm slippers - perfect! x

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  18. Looks like the perfect weekend! I need some new reading materials so will definitely take a look at that book. x

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    1. I really recommend it so far! xo

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  19. That mug is so cute.. as is your beautiful dog <3 xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  20. I really enjoy these kind of blog posts :)
    Unfortunately I can't view the youtube video here in Germany, but I found the song on spotify and really like it!

    xx, rebecca
    awayinparadise.blogspot.com

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  21. Adore all your pictures and love crying at a good movie too!!

    www.makeupmonster.ie

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  22. Love this blog post, really is so cosy. I love posts like this, guess I am just nosy about the ins and outs of other people's loves. Will definitely check out those bookshelf tours as well!
    xx

    http://www.a-tuesdays-child.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Bookshelf tours are a thing!? This could be dangerous....
    You and Bailey look lovely and cosy <3

    Jess xo

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  24. Love the song and I've also been re-watching harry potter for like the 300th time. I've been baking chocolate brownies, the whole family loves them and they all seem to disappear within the day of baking them!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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    1. Ohh yummy, they sound SO good! xo

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  25. looks like the cosiest weekend in history! i love it. also i did not know bookshelf tours existed - that's all my free time this week gone i think ;) i miss your videos too, i watched them all! x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

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    1. Aww thank you sweet! I'm trying to figure out what to do with my channel, I definitely want to make videos but I'm not quite sure what about just yet! xo

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