Saturday, 29 December 2012


I realise that present posts are not everyone's cup of tea but I personally enjoy reading them and find they provide me with present buying inspiration for future birthdays / Christmases. So here goes...

How amazing are the cupcake wall mounts?! My love of baking is well known amongst family and friends. And it's just not Christmas without festive knitted socks / slippers - how cute are the owl ones?! I also received a Starbucks set from my sis (mug currently being used), some very generous gift vouchers and a couple of magazines like Vogue (which I can't afford on a regular basis - so were a nice treat!)

So excited to try these straighteners! I'd never heard of Cloud Nine before but apparently lots of salons use them and they're a lot healthier for your hair. Reviews hail them a million times better than GHDs so I'm thinking of writing up my own little review for them at some point in the new year - watch this space!

Lots of different coloured nails foils to try out in the new year... I love lace!

Cath Kidston is class. You can't deny it. Loving this lil mug and 2013 diary combo!

Cute bird themed stationary from one of my best friends - how cute is the bird clip?!

I can't recommend this cook book highly enough! I will definitely be doing a future post on this

I loved the film Submarine so naturally, I asked for the book for Christmas. One thing you may not know about me.... I love all things Alice in Wonderland. The book "Curiouser and Curiouser" talks about the philosophy behind the tale. Will be an interesting read me thinks!

French cuisine is, hands down, one of my favourite types of food. You cannot beat a plate of boeuf bourguignon with a glass of red wine. I can already cook a few French dishes but I am always striving to improve and to learn more. With these two books in my possession, I am very excited for 2013!

What did you lovely lot get for Christmas?

The next few days / evenings are going to be helluva busy so I won't be blogging again until the new year I'm afraid. Whatever you're doing for New Years Eve and New Years Day, wishing you all a:

Happy New Year!

I wish you all health, wealth and happiness in 2013

Much love,


x x


  1. I got The Vintage Tea Party book for my birthday and adore it!

    1. Have you tried any of the recipes yet? I can't wait! I love the look of the choux pastry swans x x

  2. You got some gorgeous things! I love the look of that Alice in Wonderland book, I did an essay on it for English lit A level and bet it would've been so useful haha. Hope you had a fab Christmas! xxx

    1. I wish I'd studied it at school! I studied Of Mice and Men and it was quite a weird one! x x

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    1. Thanks :) part of me wants to save it as a room ornament or to hold jewellery in as it's so pretty! I'll cave and use it for hot chocolate probably! x x

  4. Ooo I got the same diary as you! I've been wanting the Litte Paris Kitchen for ages now, you'll have to let me know what it's like. You got some fabulous presents there, Happy New Year! x

    1. Happy New Year to you too! :) Did you watch Little Paris Kitchen when it was on TV? Quite a lot of the recipes were featured on the show - there is a chocolately pud that is to die for and I can't wait to give it a try! x x

  5. Submarine is such a great book, you will love it if you enjoyed the film! I have heard good things about Cloud nine straighteners, but I rely on my trusty GHDs :) xx

    1. I read an excerpt on Amazon months back and it looked really good so I'm excited to start reading this! :) x x

  6. Lovely bits bits


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