December is one of my most favourite months. Last night Mark and I put out Christmas decorations up (it was after midnight so it's okay!!) and today I'll be helping my mama with hers. We've always put ours up on the first of December and we take them down on the first of January. I don't think that's what you're supposed to do (I'm not really sure!) but it makes sense for us!
Char is the sweetest lady in the world and after I mentioned that Ralphie wasn't too well, she sent me these super cute bunny & carrot fairy lights because she thought they would make me smile. They absolutely do make me smile and they're currently looking ridiculously adorable over on my new bookcase! Thank you so much, Char, you're the best! (& there will be a parcel heading your way on Monday morning!)
After having a little bit of a tidy up I found my acrylic lipstick organiser that I thought I'd lost (don't ask me how I managed to lose a huge piece of plastic, but I managed it somehow!) and I promptly put some of my current favourites in there. It's making it much quicker to get ready in the mornings because I can just grab one of these and go!
We've been watching a lot of films recently. I think buying Mark an Apple TV was one of the worst things I've ever done because we keep spending so much renting & buying films from itunes - oops! Earlier in the week we watched The Hunger Games and I was super surprised by how much I really enjoyed it. I haven't read the books because I thought they wouldn't be something I'd love, but I'm really tempted now.
The Harry Potter season has started with one film every Saturday afternoon over the festive period so obviously I had to partake. I haven't watched The Philosopher's Stone in the longest time and I had forgotten how super cute they all are in it and so small!! There's a huge amount of nostalgia with this one, I don't think I'll ever not love it.
Last night we watched The World's End, which predictably for a Simon Pegg & Nick Frost film was hilarious. Their films always remind me of film class at College, our teacher was massively into things like Shaun of the Dead and we all took so much inspiration from it when we came to making our own films for that class.
I was gifted this adorable anchor bracelet this week and I absolutely love the light pink and shiny gold combination. The chain is chunky and statement, but it's not too much and it's balanced out really nicely with the pink leather. I think this is going to become one of my favourite pieces very quickly!
It's most definitely candle season, there's something magical about that warm flickering glow and I've been going a little candle crazy recently. Although I can't recommend this particular brand because it doesn't give off much scent, I would recommend the little Primark candles in the tin (total bargains!) and of course my beloved NEOM - they're pricey but a beautiful treat!
|Mutton by India Knight*|
Yesterday morning I re-read Mutton by India Knight. I started reading this for the first time a few months back when I was in the waiting room at the dentist and when I saw it on my bookshelf yesterday I had completely forgotten what happens in the beginning because I think I've blocked that morning entirely from my memory (I hate the dentist!). This isn't one of my all time favourite books, but it was a quick and very funny read!
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I hope you're having a lovely Sunday. After helping with the decorations I'm going to get caught up on replying to comments, maybe peruse a few online bookshops because there are a couple of things I'd like to get and then indulge in a bubble bath because it's December and it's a bit chilly!
Do you celebrate Christmas? Have you put your decorations up yet?
Have you had a nice weekend?
Have you had a nice weekend?
P.S. There are some fabulous blogs over in my sidebar this month, it would mean the world if you had a little look!