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I am not particularly high maintenance when it comes to beauty. I have no idea what’s new. I work in a veterinary practice so generally speaking fancy nails are a no no. Those girls with the long acrylics, all glossy, decorated and bejewelled, would be crying 5 minutes into my job. Try wrangling a feisty…

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…

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…

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…

Christmas Bedlinen

  Loads of places are selling Christmas bedlinen. I didn’t really know this was a thing but it seems to be really popular. On the face of it, it’s a bit crazy to buy a set of bedlinen that will only adorn your bed for one month of the year (having been washed weekly of course!)…

Elf on the Shelf

I wish I had discovered this when my daughter was small. Elf on the Shelf is a bonkers idea that hails from the States (of course). In a nutshell, it’s a retro-looking toy elf that comes with his own special storybook explaining who he is and what he’s about etc. The elf is essentially a spy….