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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Five Things!

1. Thank you so much for the lovely comments yesterday. It means the world to both Carly and I to receive so much support! If you haven't seen our first short story, we would absolutely love you to have a look here.

2. I'm braving the crowds in the shops today to pop out and buy a few last Christmas gifts. As I get older I seem to leave everything until the last minute although I'm still hopeful I'll change into a super organised person one day!

3. My blog survey for this year is still open and I really do appreciate any comments, advice or feedback! It's really helpful to know what's working and what's not working so well from a different perspective and I'm definitely taking everything on board. If you'd like to answer a few (or all) of the questions please click here!

4. I think I've managed to get far enough ahead with work to take a full week off for Christmas and even if I haven't, I'm still taking the week off & I'll worry about catching up at a later date! I have some reading to do for Uni but when that reading consists of wonderful children's books I don't think it really counts as work!

5. After my last minute shopping today I'm going to have a super relaxing rest of the weekend. Tomorrow afternoon I'm going to start thinking about my resolutions for next year & how I'm going to go about achieving them. I don't often make resolutions because I'm notorious for breaking them, but I'm feeling pretty positive about the ideas I have in mind & I'll share them soon!

Love Jennie
xoxo

37 comments:

  1. I completed your blog survey the other day so I hope that helps in some small way :) I'm glad I've finished all my shopping because I can't stand the crazy crowds up in town, it's madness! I hope you have a lovely Christmas Jennie, you definitely deserve a good break and some rest :) I'm sure I'll be emailing you soon enough with more illustrations hehe! <3 <3 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much sweet! It definitely pays to be organised like you, next year I think I'll try and take a lead out of your book and not put things off hehe. I'm super excited to see them <3 <3

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  2. Such a good idea to take time off uni work for Christmas, because I have a lot of reading and essays it's hard to know when to stop working and I usually feel guilty for taking days off but you've convinced me to take a week off to do Christmassy things instead :)

    Sarah xx

    littlegoldxo.blogspot.com

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    1. Taking some time out is so important, have a lovely Christmas with your loved ones <3

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  3. I hope you enjoy your week off! I'm going into work on Monday, but then have the rest of the week off. I've got a fair bit of paperwork to catch up on so I'm going to go in early to try to get on top of it. But if I don't, oh well, it's Christmas! :D
    Hope you have a lovely relaxing weekend, and managed to get your shopping done! xx

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    1. Thank you Sophie! I hope that after today you get to relax! <3 xo

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  4. I'm loving your little series with Carly at the moment - so beautiful! I've already noted down my 2014 resolutions, I'm really looking forward to giving them all a good go! xx

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    1. Thank you sweet! I'm looking forward to the new year, I think it's going to be the year of making things happen! <3

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  5. I hope you've survived those crowds! xo

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    1. I made it out in once piece, it was manic!! xo

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  6. The picture is so cute! x
    http://lornaswishingwell.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Resolutions time here too! I hope you managed to get your Xmas shopping done x

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    1. Thank you lovely, I hope you're all sorted for Christmas too! I hope you have a relaxing one <3

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  8. i took your survey! i think you deserve a break over christmas most definitely. i like reading other people's resolutions as they usually inspire me, even if i don't make any specific ones myself x

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season <3 <3

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  9. Love your short story. Have a great Holiday :)
    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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  10. I always last minute shop. Glad it isn't just me! -Hanna Lei

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    1. It's definitely not just you! I hope you managed to get everything you wanted to <3

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  11. I completed your survey last year. I'm gonna go and fill it out right now. Plus, I'm going to read the short story :D

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    1. Thank you SO much lovely, and for always being so supportive <3 xo

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  12. Sounds like you deserve a relaxing weekend hun & yay for NY resolutions.. only last year did I set myself some and manage to achieve them; I definitely think it's worth doing! <3

    Sophie xox soinspo

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    1. I'm usually terrible and break them almost instantly but I'm pretty excited for them this year. Definitely looking forward to the fresh start a new year promises <3

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  13. I've done the survey lovely. Hope you have a fabulous Christmas. I have loved reading your blog this year, all the best for 2014. Georgia xx

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful & relaxing Christmas with your loved ones <3

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  14. Have a lovely week off and a wonderful Christmas! xx

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  15. Happy Holidays! I hope you get a relaxing time :)

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    1. Thank you! I hope you do too <3 xo

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  16. It all looks so pretty and sweet, can't wait to see it all work as a set! Hope you've finished all your shopping now, have a lovely Christmas! :) xx

    The Little Things

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    1. Thank you lovely, I hope you have a magical Christmas too <3

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  17. Have fun braving the shops! Merry Christmas :)

    holllieee.blogspot.com

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  18. I think organisation is mostly a matter of starting things early. Mind you, I still found myself dashing out for a last-minute gift as it was mentioned in passing that a distant relative would be spending Christmas day with us! Start early, keep a list of what you've bought for who (and where you've hidden it) and wrap as soon as you hit December :)

    I want to get organised enough to have a drawer full of birthday cards--I am hoping that card shops do January sales?!--stamps--before the price goes up again--and to actually remember to post them at the right time!!

    Hope you're enjoying your Christmas xx

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