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Very little is needed to make a happy life. I am actually saving this book to read on Christmas Eve. Where I plan to gift the children a book each and spend the evening reading. It’s  a wonderful Icelandic tradition, that I am keen for us to adopt now the  children are older. I have always presented them with new pyjamas on Christmas Eve too. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?? .
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Very little is needed to make a happy life. I am actually saving this book to read on Christmas Eve. Where I plan to gift the children a book each and spend the evening reading. It’s a wonderful Icelandic tradition, that I am keen for us to adopt now the children are older. I have always presented them with new pyjamas on Christmas Eve too. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?? . #whpjoyful  @instagram #cs_escape  @creativelysquared @chamonixrainorganics
Good Morning, there is an icy biting wind howling today. Don’t have any plans for venturing out far, having a peaceful weekend. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. .
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#sharethejoy
Good Morning, there is an icy biting wind howling today. Don’t have any plans for venturing out far, having a peaceful weekend. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. . . #sharethejoy 
{AD} Snuggling down in bed during this festive season with a good book and mug of choc  @turmerlicious latte. The warming blend of tumeric, cinamon, ginger and hint of pepper make it the perfect healthy, caffiene free bedtime drink.

I always drink tumeric lattes in the winter as it’s anti-inflammatory and can help to ward off colds. I was delighted to find that Tumerlicious lattes have just launched in Ocado. They are 100% instant and come in four different blends- ginger, vanilla, choc and chilli choc.

I am going to buy the chilli choc one next as I love that combination of flavours. Tumerlicious lattes would  make a great Christmas present for friends or family who are vegan, dairy free or caffiene free. Which flavour would you choose?? #Ocado #turmericlatte #dairyfree #caffienefree #ad
{AD} Snuggling down in bed during this festive season with a good book and mug of choc @turmerlicious latte. The warming blend of tumeric, cinamon, ginger and hint of pepper make it the perfect healthy, caffiene free bedtime drink. I always drink tumeric lattes in the winter as it’s anti-inflammatory and can help to ward off colds. I was delighted to find that Tumerlicious lattes have just launched in Ocado. They are 100% instant and come in four different blends- ginger, vanilla, choc and chilli choc. I am going to buy the chilli choc one next as I love that combination of flavours. Tumerlicious lattes would make a great Christmas present for friends or family who are vegan, dairy free or caffiene free. Which flavour would you choose?? #Ocado  #turmericlatte  #dairyfree  #caffienefree  #ad 
Decoration, one of my favourites. I haven’t bought any new ones this year have you ??
Decoration, one of my favourites. I haven’t bought any new ones this year have you ??
There is something so magical about fairy lights isn’t there?? In my house they are not just for Christmas but something we use all year round especially when we are camping in our Bell tent. How about you do you use them all year round too??
There is something so magical about fairy lights isn’t there?? In my house they are not just for Christmas but something we use all year round especially when we are camping in our Bell tent. How about you do you use them all year round too??
Star, scents of Christmas and scissors I do enjoy a festive faff. Can you believe two weeks time and it will be the big day!! How prepared are you? I am not prepared at all really but also I am not stressing about it either, life is too short.
Star, scents of Christmas and scissors I do enjoy a festive faff. Can you believe two weeks time and it will be the big day!! How prepared are you? I am not prepared at all really but also I am not stressing about it either, life is too short.
Find joy in each day - the secret to a well balanced life is a cup of tea in one hand and a book in the other. What do you do to add joy to your day ? .
#theweeklyhashtagchallenge @littlepaperswan @edinburghwithkids .
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#cs_escape 
@creativelysquared 
@chamonixrainorganics .
#abookishbakerbookclub 
@abookishbakerbookclub
Find joy in each day - the secret to a well balanced life is a cup of tea in one hand and a book in the other. What do you do to add joy to your day ? . #theweeklyhashtagchallenge  @littlepaperswan @edinburghwithkids . . #cs_escape  @creativelysquared @chamonixrainorganics . #abookishbakerbookclub  @abookishbakerbookclub
I don’t really buy flowers over the festive season but I spotted these and thought they were beautiful. Hope you have had a good weekend. .
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#whpnaturallight @instagram
I don’t really buy flowers over the festive season but I spotted these and thought they were beautiful. Hope you have had a good weekend. . . #whpnaturallight  @instagram
Dinner time preparation has never looked so pretty, now I have discovered @emma_bridgewater makes kitchen textiles. Beautifully made and designed in the UK. I have written a short piece about them and included some more photos in my blog - link is in my profile if you fancy a read. 
#emmabridgewater
Dinner time preparation has never looked so pretty, now I have discovered @emma_bridgewater makes kitchen textiles. Beautifully made and designed in the UK. I have written a short piece about them and included some more photos in my blog - link is in my profile if you fancy a read. #emmabridgewater 
Friday night - no where I’d rather be with my comfy slippers on, warm rug under my feet and a fresh brew. Looking forward to to lighting the fire and getting lost with a good book. Rock and roll as ever!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, have you got anything exciting planned??
Friday night - no where I’d rather be with my comfy slippers on, warm rug under my feet and a fresh brew. Looking forward to to lighting the fire and getting lost with a good book. Rock and roll as ever!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, have you got anything exciting planned??
Actually posted my Christmas cards today. I only send a handful to people who live overseas and people I don’t see. A few years ago I used to send over a hundred. Even my children now don’t give them to their friends. When they were much younger one of my sons wrote  a whole box of cards to himself and posted them in the school post box to make him look very popular!!! With the environmental impact of sending cards and the fact that most of us stay in touch now via social media - Do you think it’s a tradition that is on its way out???
Actually posted my Christmas cards today. I only send a handful to people who live overseas and people I don’t see. A few years ago I used to send over a hundred. Even my children now don’t give them to their friends. When they were much younger one of my sons wrote a whole box of cards to himself and posted them in the school post box to make him look very popular!!! With the environmental impact of sending cards and the fact that most of us stay in touch now via social media - Do you think it’s a tradition that is on its way out???
I am so over the dark days of Winter, today I never saw light. Slate grey skies and persistent rain pounded the ground. I would welcome the silence of snow at least it would brighten up the dark days, blanket the earth with pretty sparkles and make it feel a bit more festive. .
Thank you for all your help and suggestions about my blog - I have written about how I managed No Spend November, link is in bio if you fancy a read.
I am so over the dark days of Winter, today I never saw light. Slate grey skies and persistent rain pounded the ground. I would welcome the silence of snow at least it would brighten up the dark days, blanket the earth with pretty sparkles and make it feel a bit more festive. . Thank you for all your help and suggestions about my blog - I have written about how I managed No Spend November, link is in bio if you fancy a read.
{Ad} Time to breathe some life into my uninviting hall way. Inspired by the @farrowandball new paint collection available at  @bandq_uk, I have chosen School House White to lighten the walls. I also picked up everything else I needed there, like paintbrushes!

The colour reminds me of frothy sea foam and is complemented by Treron that is reminiscent of a stormy sea. I wanted to opt for a sophisticated look that still reflected my love of the sea, but a departure from the waves of blue that dominate the rest of my home.

What inspires the choice of colours for your home, is each room unique or do you have a theme running throughout?? Check out the colour range at @bandq_uk for yourself!

#FaBNewColours #PaintIt #BandQIt #ad
{Ad} Time to breathe some life into my uninviting hall way. Inspired by the @farrowandball new paint collection available at @bandq_uk, I have chosen School House White to lighten the walls. I also picked up everything else I needed there, like paintbrushes! The colour reminds me of frothy sea foam and is complemented by Treron that is reminiscent of a stormy sea. I wanted to opt for a sophisticated look that still reflected my love of the sea, but a departure from the waves of blue that dominate the rest of my home. What inspires the choice of colours for your home, is each room unique or do you have a theme running throughout?? Check out the colour range at @bandq_uk for yourself! #FaBNewColours  #PaintIt  #BandQIt  #ad 
Good Morning, rain is forecast yet again today. I treated myself to some  @loveturtledoves (a lovely local and small business) recycled cashmere arm warmer/ fingerless gloves. They are so soft and feel luxurious to wear and stop my fingers turning blue. I am always cold and have to wear lots of layers, how about you do you feel the cold? .
#theweeklyhashtagchallenge @littlepaperswan @edinburghwithkids .
#whplayers @instagram
Good Morning, rain is forecast yet again today. I treated myself to some @loveturtledoves (a lovely local and small business) recycled cashmere arm warmer/ fingerless gloves. They are so soft and feel luxurious to wear and stop my fingers turning blue. I am always cold and have to wear lots of layers, how about you do you feel the cold? . #theweeklyhashtagchallenge  @littlepaperswan @edinburghwithkids . #whplayers  @instagram
Happy Sunday - I actually didn’t get round to putting up my Christmas decorations yesterday. However last night we lit a fire and all sat round and watched The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix which put me in more of a festive mood. I rarely watch things as I prefer to read, but it was lovely watching a film all together. Have you go any festive film suggestions???
Happy Sunday - I actually didn’t get round to putting up my Christmas decorations yesterday. However last night we lit a fire and all sat round and watched The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix which put me in more of a festive mood. I rarely watch things as I prefer to read, but it was lovely watching a film all together. Have you go any festive film suggestions???
Welcome December - “ a month  of lights snow and feasts, a time to make amends and tie up loose ends. A time to finish what you started and hope your dreams come true” .
I have successfully finished no spend November. Time to deck the halls and get into the festive spirit. Who else is putting their decorations up this weekend?
Welcome December - “ a month of lights snow and feasts, a time to make amends and tie up loose ends. A time to finish what you started and hope your dreams come true” . I have successfully finished no spend November. Time to deck the halls and get into the festive spirit. Who else is putting their decorations up this weekend?
Let’s drink tea and talk about happy things. 
I haven’t published a blog post for a couple of weeks. Last night I had a wonderful encouraging message about my blog that helped me overcome my little wobble. So over to you what would you like my next blog post to be about ??
1. How I managed no spend November this year.
2. Plans for a slow simple Christmas.
3. My Winter book reading list. 
4. Wild camping on the Isle of Mull.
5. Something totally different.
Please let me know your ideas. .
#sharethejoy
Let’s drink tea and talk about happy things. I haven’t published a blog post for a couple of weeks. Last night I had a wonderful encouraging message about my blog that helped me overcome my little wobble. So over to you what would you like my next blog post to be about ?? 1. How I managed no spend November this year. 2. Plans for a slow simple Christmas. 3. My Winter book reading list. 4. Wild camping on the Isle of Mull. 5. Something totally different. Please let me know your ideas. . #sharethejoy 
Books give me an escape from reality even if it’s just a minute. Especially in the Winter. 
Library haul this weekend included -
Where the light gets in (Lucy Dillion)
Wild About the Girl (Louise Pentland)
Birds Art Life Death (Kyo Maclean)
and I decided to re read The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivy) .
#theweeklyhashtagchallenge 
@littlepaperswan @edinburghwithkids .
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#abookishbakerbookclub 
#bookstagram 
#bookaddict 
#igreads 
#bookworm
Books give me an escape from reality even if it’s just a minute. Especially in the Winter. Library haul this weekend included - Where the light gets in (Lucy Dillion) Wild About the Girl (Louise Pentland) Birds Art Life Death (Kyo Maclean) and I decided to re read The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivy) . #theweeklyhashtagchallenge  @littlepaperswan @edinburghwithkids . . #abookishbakerbookclub  #bookstagram  #bookaddict  #igreads  #bookworm