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Festive Fancies

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Alternatively titled: I’d like to be a Christmas pudding, please.

I don’t know where this (what can only reasonably be called an) obsession came from. Honestly. I like Christmas pudding but it’s not my favourite part about Christmas by a long shot. All of a sudden tho the shops seem to be full of amazing novelty goods and more than anything they are full of Christmas puddings and I want in.

So I thought I’d put together a little list of the favourite pudding related items I’ve found, in case you fancied getting in on a slice of the action with me. Let’s be pudding chums together!

First up, this gorgeous set found on Etsy. Sigh. Etsy is the best for all things gift related, I’ve found. Most of my Christmas stuff has come from there this year! Christmas pudding brooch: £7 & earrings: £6 from Ginger Pickle


Next up, an amazing Christmas pudding scarf: £7.99 & hoodie: £10 from New Look. Confession: I bought this hoodie the other day (at full price although it’s now in the sale, curses!) it’s so snuggly I might never take it off. Except that would be disgusting, so maybe I should buy two so I always have one to wear…? No…?

Everyone knows I am a magpie for sparkles, so it should be no surprise that this Christmas pudding hair clip: £13 from Janine Basil is right up my sparkly, glittery street.

Christmas pudding socks: £4.99 from ASOS. Novelty socks! Yay!

I actually won one of these amazing christmas pudding necklaces: £15 from Black Heart Creatives. It’s massive! (As Hayley put when I sent her a photo of it “go big or go home”. Quite.)

Q & I decided to start a new family Christmas tradition: new matching Christmas jumpers every year. I’ve got the hoodie (above) and he’s going to grab this bad boy. Christmas pudding jumper: £14 from ASDA Direct. We will match and it will be glorious and people will think we are weird and I simply Will. Not. Care.

& last but not least I’d really like a pair of these Christmas pudding slippers: £10 from ASDA Direct.

PHEW. See – aren’t they all amazing? Don’t you want to be a pudding now, too? #TeamPUDDING 2013!



Grace in Small Things

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  • Good hosting companies*!
  • Finishing something you started
  • Learning new words
  • Making holiday plans
  • Finally framing photos

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30 for 30: Take A Pole Dancing Class

Posted by in 30 for 30, My Life In Lists, Projects

Ticking off this goal was doubly special as it was on my 30 for 30 list and my Life List. (I added it to my 30 for 30 as motivation to do it, really – it worked surprisingly well!)

It’s been on my mind for a long time as something I’d like to try, but all the people I know who already do it are skinny minxes with six packs and frightening resolve – neither of which I possess. I was this close to chickening out (a million times, I swear) but I managed to rope a friend into coming last minute (THANK YOU JEN) and we mustered up the courage to get changed into tiny shorts and attempt to spin our stuff.

Look ma! One hand!

Honestly, it was so much fun. No one laughed when we couldn’t do stuff, I didn’t get any serious bruises and even with the minimal amount I was able to do my arms were still aching enough the following day to consider it a real workout. I wrote more about this goal at Go Mighty, so if you want to read more of my rambling about it you can see the story here :)

Grace in Small Things

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  • Crunching through leaves
  • Salted caramel candles
  • Bright red lipstick
  • Cwtches from #ChongCat
  • Movie marathons at the cinema

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Friday Thanks

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Dear WordPress,

Thanks for constantly challenging me. Sometimes the first impression you give is that you’re a bit of a jerk, but the more I get to know you the more I like you. Thanks for encouraging me to give second chances.



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