Advent Calendars

I know you all think I’m insane but seriously you need to be thinking about your advent calendars NOW. If you’re happy with a standard chocolate one (and let’s face it most of us are!) then obviously there’s no need to panic but if you fancy something a bit different then you had better get your…

It’s Christmas!

… almost It’s the 25th September which is three months to Christmas and John Lewis have just released their themes for Christmas. And as we all know I am a SLAVE to the John Lewis Christmas catalogue.  There’s Folklore  Think traditional Eastern European hand painted ornaments in classic reds and whites.  Mitsuko – Contemporary with lots of…

Evil Pixies 

As promised here are some photos of The Evil Pixies. I’m not going to say anything bad about them.  Just in case. 

Tree

I got quite a bit of flak from readers the other week. Apparently I’m the only person on Earth that would write a blog post about my Christmas tree and then not post the obligatory photo of it. Good grief this isn’t Facebook you know 🙄 Thing is I’m a bit rubbish at taking photos of Christmas…

Christmas has landed!

Christmas has landed at Kimberly Towers! We’re not one of those families that observe The Rules. You know what I mean, those stupid rules about how long decorations should be up and whatnot. If you believe you’ll have a year of bad luck because you didn’t take your tinsel down in time there really is…

Chestnuts

When I was five we lived in Istanbul. For the first 6 months we stayed in the Hilton hotel. Living in a hotel is luxurious. No housework; the maid will do it. Never cook; just ring for room service. All very civilised. There were 5 of us spread across our corner suite and although we…

Sales

The January Sales are quite evil if you think about it. Those things you’ve coveted all year suddenly drop to half price just at the precise moment you go overdrawn. I mean, who has money after Christmas? Gazillionaires that’s who. And last time I checked, they didn’t need to scour the cut price rail. I…

Pet Presents!

As you will know if you’ve read my A Cat Fountain? post we have a kitten who is my pride and joy. I’m not the only person who is soppy about their pet. In January, The Telegraph said Britons would spend £4.6bn on their pets in 2015. I’m sure this figure includes vet bills and food but then…

Christmas Movies

When I asked my husband what his favourite Christmas movie was he replied without missing a beat…”Die Hard”. Hmm… that wasn’t really the vibe I was going for. Mind you, I would much rather watch John Maclean shoot up an office building than sit through It’s A Wonderful Life. I realise that’s practically heresy. It’s heart warming…

Prosecco Crisps

You often hear the phrase “I never met a [blank] I didn’t like…” Like cookies. “I never met a cookie I didn’t like…” Or cake. Or maybe crisps. I would be inclined to agree with these statements. Until my sister told me about M&S Winter Berries & Prosecco Crisps, that is. PROSECCO. CRISPS. I threw…