Category Archives: Holidays

Say fromage!

I’m home! And there’s no place quite like it. I’ve spent over 12 hours on the road this Christmas and New Year. I’ve caught up with friends and family, I’ve received some fabulous presents, eaten some amazing food and I’ve even managed to squeeze in a flea market! But when you’ve lived out of a suitcase for a week, there’s nothing quite like getting back to your own space, surrounded by your own things.

And one of the best bits about coming home? Getting to unpack all your presents all over again, of course!

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing all my readers and friends a very Merry Christmas, and a happy, healthy 2012.

Thanks for all your support this year!

Love, Sarah xx


The mystery of Queen Mary’s trunk.

So there I was, doing a spot of Christmas shopping in Fanny’s antiques (where else?!) in Reading.

I can’t divulge too much of what I bought as there may be one or two beneficiaries reading this very post, but I did make one accidental purchase that I just had to tell you about.

First, a bit about Fanny’s.

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Project: Real Christmas garlands.

I’ve found it. Finally! My Christmas cheer has, at last, showed up to the party. And thank gawd. I was starting to get worried.

As I suspected, my lack of a Christmas tree definitely had something to do with it. But I’ve stuck to my word and gone for clutter free, homemade garlands above my windows instead.

I love the result, and they’ve had the desired effect. I’ve banished my inner Scrooge – for this Christmas, at least.

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To tree, or not to tree.

Source: via Becki on Pinterest

I’m having a dilemma. A Christmas tree related dilemma.

You see, last year, I entered into the Christmas spirit with utter gusto.

From about the end of November, our little flat became a grotto. Paper lanterns glowed in every window. Bells and bows adorned the top of every picture frame and lampshade. Christmassy candles were lit on every tabletop. And of course, we had a tree to die for.

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