Wednesday, 11 December 2013

'Hope & Jump' at Christmas

"She[Evie]adored this room; the holly and red berry garland on the dresser, the chain of paper doves stretching from one side of the room to the other, red padded cushions on the benches and red dinner candles in white holders. She admired cleverly stacked glass baubles in festive bowls, and silver and white crackers and tealights that lay chicly on the table, but her triumph was the centrepiece - a large round glass bowl of fresh clementines; simple but vibrant."
Hope & Jump, Chapter 25, pp 157.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

A Vintage Christmas - Ali Harris

So, I am aware the last few posts have been all about Christmas, which is officially my favourite time of year for so many reasons, and for one I will not apologise! Besides, I can always hide behind the fact I have 2 small(ish) boys who love Christmas as much as me!
Anyway, to continue my festive theme, I wanted to tell you that I'm reading the follow up to Ali Harris' novel 'Miracle on Regent Street', 'A Vintage Christmas', a cute ebook to get you into the festive spirit (if you are not already feeling it).
And if you want to know more about Ali, her friends, books and lifestyle, then check out her Tumblr site right here.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Cornish Christmas Cottage

I'm really pleased with my Christmas tree this year. It's the same one we had last year, one I've been growing in the garden for past 12 months, and since our seaside cottage is a little, well, snug, this tree fits perfectly.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Christmas in St Ives

St Ives Guildhall Christmas tree
Last night, the family and me joined the crowds on St Ives Harbour to welcome Santa, and although I have had my tree up for over a week, for me it signified the start of the festive season.
Now I need no excuse to eat mince pies, drink wine and listen to 70's and 80's Christmas pop songs!

Geek Dress

I don't know why I keep referring to this dress as 'geeky', because as I'm fairly geeky anyway surely it's no surpris...