Three things I’m loving this week

Three festive things I'm loving this week

It’s ten days till Christmas and things are starting to look pretty festive round here. Everyone’s been in a nativity play and carols have been sung in the market place. Most Christmas cards have been posted, although I’ve still got a to-do list as long as my arm!

Here’s what been ringing my (jingle) bell this week…

Wreath making at the W channel Christmas party

Wreath making… on Monday I went to a Christmas party organised by W channel. Whilst sipping sloe gin topped up with prosecco, I was lucky enough to be able to make a really beautiful and original wreath. I usually go for simple, informal arrangements (see here), but it was really inspiring to try something very difficult. I swapped my usual holly and ivy for succulents, silver pinecones and twinkly lights. Who’d have ever thought of a succulent on a wreath? But it really works!

Succulent on a Christmas wreath

Christmas books… I love getting out the Christmas books to read to the children every December. This year our favourite is Mog’s Christmas (how could it not be when we now have our own little Mog?). I also love The Christmas Eve Tree and this collection of fun Christmas tales by Enid Blyton.

Favourite children's Christmas books

A new stripy top to add to my collection… I bought this lovely rust coloured breton from the Seasalt shop in Bury St Edmunds. It was my first ever visit to a Seasalt shop (I always shop online) and it was brilliant to see all the clothes and coats together. A lovely shop with great staff and a really nice atmosphere. I’ll be back!

Orange Seasalt sailor top

What are you loving this week?

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