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Tuesday, 10 December 2013
I am very much a fan of brown paper as wrapping paper for every occasion but appreciate it can be a bit dull. Once again I have turned to Pinterest for inspiration here are a few ideas that caught my eye...
Monday, 9 December 2013
I hadn't watched Dr. Who since David Tenant became the Doctor but when we visited MoMa and MoPa for lunch a few weekends ago they had recorded The Day of the Doctor so we watched it... and I loved it! It has made me ridiculously excited to see the Christmas special on Christmas Day. BUT! The more exciting news is....
Sherlock is back! Sherlock is back! On New Years Day! On New Years Day! *squee*
Sunday, 8 December 2013
I originally came across the 'taking stock' post on Meet me at Mikes, and completed my first list here, taking stock is back for the festive season!
Making: decorations for the Christmas tree which Mewster can't destroy
Cooking: biscuits and mince pies, sadly Moz doesn't like mince pies
Drinking: port - tis the festive season
Reading: How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran (again)
Wanting: to get to 20th December - my last day in the office before Christmas
Looking: forward to putting the Christmas tree up next weekend
Playing: great tunes in the car journey up to London to see my brother
Deciding: what to eat on Christmas Day.. no turkey in our house
Wishing: for a restful Christmas holiday
Enjoying: going to see The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable for the 2nd time!
Waiting: until the second weekend in December before decorating the house
Liking: how everyone at work is feeling festive
Wondering: what to do with our time off
Loving: the anticipation
Pondering: on how excessive this time of year can be
Considering: what to wear to the office Christmas party on Friday
Watching: Gogglebox on Channel 4
Hoping: the person I have for secret santa likes their present...
Marvelling: at how Mewster isn't bothered about snoozing in front of a fire??
Needing: slippers and hot water bottles, dang this house is cold
Smelling: mulled cider, mmmmmm
Wearing: PJs whenever I can, they're just so cosy!
Following: The Drowned Man content discussion on Facebook (don't judge me)
Noticing: how much rubbish is sold at Christmas
Knowing: I want to set some time aside over the holiday to get to the studio
Thinking: about whether or not to write Christmas cards this year
Feeling: ready for a break from work
Admiring: all of the Christmas pins on Pinterest
Buying: food and drink on special offer and stockpiling for the big day
Getting: into the swing of the alternative advent calendar
Bookmarking: cat gifs
Opening: the Christmas chocolates too early...
Giggling: at The Meta Picture, 9gag and Buzzfeed
If you want to complete your own taking stock post here is the list for you to copy and paste:
Saturday, 7 December 2013
For the past couple of years I have made MozzyMr an advent calendar, the shop ones were always... dull, the chocolate was dull, the pictures were dull.
Year three and MozzyMr is in on it and makes me a calendar too which is awesome. The calendars are full of jokes and reminders of what we've been up to over the past year, much better than a polar bear in a santa hat.
Friday, 6 December 2013
JOY! I have been adding to my vintage Christmas decoration collection. Back in early November when MozzyMa and our Jim came for a visit we went to Exmouth for a stroll and stumbled upon a flea market, hazaar! I found these beauties for a fantastic 50p, the second weekend in December is decorating the house weekend so I plan to put these up on the mantlepiece.
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Look, actually look at these (slightly blurry) photos of Cribbs Causeway in Bristol. If I was a kid I would have LOVED this, how Christmasy could they make their shop look??
Can you top this, if so I would love to see the photos!!
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Good ol' IKEA. MoMa and I have made it a tradition to do our Christmas trip to IKEA at the beginning of November just to get in there early and to get the good stuff. This year was a bit of a disappointment really... but that might be because I promised MozzyMr that I wouldn't come back with anymore wrapping paper and the decorations didn't really rock my world. Nevermind I did kit out the bathroom with fab new turquoise shower curtains and the like.