Friday, 30 December 2011

Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I'm aware I haven't posted anything in a while so I thought I would just share a few pictures of my Christmas with you guys...

My entry for a charity bake off!

Homemade mincemeat - I "accidently" put too much brandy in but it made the mince pies taste good!

My tree on Christmas morning with our presents ready to go!
Some of my lovely presents, the printed purple in the background is a beautiful scarf my lovely boyfriend gave to me :-)

And finally a quick sneak peak at my sale shopping ... haul post coming soon!

 Hope you all had a lovely christmas and are looking forward to New Year. My boyfriend and I are going to a friend's house to celebrate. What are you doing for New Year?

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2012 everyone! Xx

Saturday, 10 December 2011

My Christmassy Day

Quite a picture heavy post today. Last Sunday we had our Christmassy Day and I thought I would share some photos with you.

This is the day, normally in the first weekend of December where we go out and buy our Christmas tree, decorate the flat, cook christmassy treats that need to sit for a few weeks, curl up on the sofa, eat mince pies and write our Christmas cards next to our new tree! It really is the best day ever, so festive and really gets me in the Christmassy spirit.

Lots of Christmassy food ingredients... perhaps I will post some of my recipes

The one month of the year my Boyfriend can't moan about fairy lights! So pretty!

My Harrods Christmas Decorations - if you get the chance you should visit the Harrods Christmas Department its amazing!

I love my Christmas Snowglobe from Harrods, it sits pride of place on my coffee table at Christmas

Ta-dah! Our tree! This year we bought a tree from a Christmas Tree Farm near us. We paid £20 for this 4ft tree, no more than we paid last year at the garden centre, but this tree is sooo much nicer! A lovely dark green colour!

And to top it all off ... a butterfly of course!

I bought our cards at Next this year, some gorgeous options and with 3 for 2 on cards & wrapping paper quite good value!

 How do you prepare for Christmas? What is your favourite thing about the festive season?

Hope you're all having a good weekend and enjoying pre-Christmas fun! Xx

Friday, 2 December 2011

My new boots

I have been searching for a pair of knee high black boots for years. And I actually mean years, probably about ten! I am however, blessed with a good pair of sturdy, walkers legs which includes some quite large calves. I used to claim it was my fabulous calf muscles following years living at the top of a hill but not sure that excuse counts anymore.

If like me, you have some gorgeous chunky calves, you will have also experienced the agony of finding that gorgeous pair of boots, try them on and not be able to pull them above your ankle or get the zip to budge any higher.

I am aware you can buy boots for wider legs online but I'm never too keen on buying shoes online as I relish in the experience of trying on and buying a gorgeous pair of shoes. Yes I'm a shoe girl :-)

Anyhoo, I noticed the other day that Next have a range of boots that are suitable for us wider leg girlies and they look fab. They have black and brown boots ranging from £45 to £90 ish.

I bought the following pair for £45 and I'm mighty glad I did...I Love them!

They have an elasticated band down the back, but I don't find it to be too obvious. They don't have a zip so they are easy to slip on. I have bought them in a size six, which is my usual size, whereas sometimes I have to buy a larger size to fit even ankle boots over my lower leg.

I have worn them over tights with a dress for work and with a denim skirt. I've also worn them over some straight leg jeans proving there is definitely some room in them ...need some proper skinny jeans to wear with them now.

Finally they are super comfortable, no rubbing at all even though I walked to work in them on their first outing. And for the price they are an absolute bargain!

I'm so happy to have found a pair of black boots to fit that look good, feel comfortable and they have ended my 10 year search!

What is your one fashion desire - which item have you been searching for, for years?

Hope you are all well! Xx
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