Last night was spent with close friends, eating dirty burgers, drinking mulled wine and watching Christmas films. The only time I looked at my phone was to check how old Macaulay Culkin was in Home Alone. Perfect festive evening.
I have such a lovely mix of bloggers in my sidebar this month. From book bloggers to fellow Norfolk lifestyle lovers. I hope you find your next favourite blog from this fine selection.
Formerly the Fox and Furrow (like P Diddy, Puff Daddy? Showing my age?), Abigail is a lovely blogger who hails from Norfolk and you all know I love a fellow Norfolk blogger. I already have a trip to Holt planned for this weekend thanks to Abigail. Abigail now lives and works in London, so her blog is my perfect mix of country bumpkin and city dweller. She is also a fellow book worm and member of the Bloggers’ Book Club. Abigail writes really well constructed book reviews and you’ll see your TBR list grow tenfold if you follow her!
Post of the month: A walk amongst the stags – beautiful photos of a perfect autumnal day in Richmond Park. So hard to believe this is in London.
It’s lovely to welcome Holly back this month. Holly’s blog has had a lovely make over too. I am a sucker for simple, crisp design. Now that Holly lives in America with her new hubby, she has just experienced her first Thanksgiving. A tradition that I would love to experience once in my lifetime. I think the festive season has us all in a rather reflective mood as Holly has also written about friendships this month.
Post of the month: Enjoying the festivities – that first Christmas as a married couple sounds wonderful and I love that Holly and her husband are going to have a good old British fry up on Christmas morning.
Here you go book lovers, my first book blogger sponsor! Alys’s book blog is wonderful!! And I don’t use that word lightly. She reviews a wide range of books very much to my taste. She also writes some great features in addition to reviews. Her ‘we are where this book is set series‘ is a brilliant idea. Alys has recently been travelling around Europe and her reading list was chosen based on the places she was going to visit.
Post of the month: Gift guide for book lovers – mainly because I want all of these for Christmas. Especially the Jane Austen set!
Returning sponsors also get 15% off all future purchases. So once you make your first purchase at full price, you’ll have discount for life!
This year is the first year I have craved a real Christmas tree. Cover your ears dear little black artificial tree of mine.
But with many a journey to the Christmas tree farm documented and Instagram brimming with spruce filled rooms, I have tree envy. My little black Marks and Spencers job, with it’s red baubles, lights and Jack Skellington topper is feeling a little unloved. What with Miss Charlotte’s tree above and tales of buying a new bauble each year, I want a real tree.
I’ve written before about friendships and how letting go of the past can really hurt. This week I was talking to a very good girlfriend of mine about a friendship that has turned sour and is now just hurting.
We’ve booked a holiday! It’s been a couple of years, but in the New Year we’re off to Austria snowboarding again. We’ll spend Christmas with my Mum and then she’s kindly offered to have Pip for the week. It will be the first time we’ve ever really left her. Puppy Mum anxiety.