I have finally finished the last of my wrapping, my family have all returned home from work, and as of 3am this morning so have I! It’s been a bit of a struggle to ramp up the Christmas cheer recently because I work in retail, which has the power to drain anyone of their festivity and replaces it with stress, unsocial tendencies, and general pessimism about the holiday. But after working overnight to set up sale, I’m free for two whole days so I can properly enjoy Christmas with my family, and other loved ones.
However you’re spending today, Christmas Day, or Boxing Day – I won’t judge if you refuse to change out of your pyjamas, or if you open a bottle of prosecco at 10am – I wish you all a wonderful Christmas!
p.s. Can’t get over how adorable my wrapping tools are this year, from my new favourite place kikki.K!
It’s officially less than a week until Christmas and so I am officially overflowing with cheer, excitement, and mulled wine… I’ve surprisingly become more excitable over Christmas as I’ve got older, but this has nothing to do with the presents that “Father Christmas” will bring me. It’s because along with the exuberant decorations and guilt-free food, Christmas brings so many different opportunities to spend time with friends and other loved ones. And that’s exactly what this post is about: a magical day with my favourite person. Continue reading
When it comes to winter evenings at home, you’re likely to find me wrapped in bundles of scarves and blankets, either catching up on winter tv or reading on my kindle. How cosy, one might say, or rather: how hygge. A warm cup of tea, a quiet evening spent with a book, chatting to friends by candlelight, all of these things are hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), which is a Danish term often translated as ‘cosy’. The concept is a simple one, but it means so much more than cosiness: it’s an attitude towards things, viewing the simple pleasures of the home, and the people surrounding you, as precious. The people of Denmark have a talent for embracing hygge, which makes them one of the happiest countries in the world, and it’s a concept that has struck a cord with me too. Although the Danes manage to remain ‘hyggeligt’ all year round, it’s not always something that’s possible in suburban London, where stress and noise is never far away. But as Christmas approaches, what better time to embrace simplicity and do a few things that can make all our lives a little more hygge. Continue reading
You know those ideas that you wish you’d had first, like serving afternoon tea on a Routemaster bus whilst touring around London? Well, that is exactly what I did on my birthday last Wednesday, and it is something I wish I’d thought of first! When my mum asked me how I wanted to spend my birthday I had the answer all prepared: BB Bakery’s Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. It does what it says on the tin; BB Bakery’s signature afternoon tea is served on their own Routemaster bus whilst driving through the city, allowing passengers to sample their deliciously tasty treats and take in their surroundings all at the same time. How very British. Continue reading
The last three weeks have been full of christmas cheer, family celebrations and present giving, but as the 12th day of Christmas comes around it’s time to take down the decorations and return back to reality. Tomorrow I return to Bristol for a fortnight of revision, library marathons and comfort eating as January exams approach. I don’t want to wish any of my life away, but I can’t wait for this month to be over! Still, I managed to finish my Christmas break with a bang at the Natural History Museum ice rink in London, and it reignited the last spark of Christmas I had within me. It was a great end to a much needed holiday – bring on Easter! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Betty Jackson coat | Ted Baker fur scarf | Joules fur headband | Mulberry bag | Gabor boots