I've said it before but I love fairy lights. I have them all around the house. In fact, I think there is some kind of fairy light arrangement in every room apart from the kitchen and the bathroom (must rectify that).
These cotton ball lights were a gift from Santa. I'm so happy with them and they are doing a grand job of putting a smile on this grumpy old boat race of mine at the moment.
I am currently sporting a huge new wrinkle which I am quite certain is nothing to do with my advancing years and everything to do with me squinting and/or frowning for the majority of the day due to my gammy eye. The second the Doc gives me the all clear, I will be back behind the wheel and whisking myself off for a Guinot 'lifting' facial. That's a promise, sista.
I picked up these Belle & Boo postcards in Paperchase the other day. I love these illustrations; absolutely fist-clenchingly LOVE them. So I went online and ordered more, together with some gorgeous little notebooks. I like having a nice pile of pretty, fresh new notebooks ready to use. A stash of notecards and postage stamps in my desk drawer makes me feel super-organised and like an all-round better person.
This lovely little fella was another gift from Santa. I know - it looks like my gifts got mixed up with a three-year old's. In fact, I bought the same lamp for my nearly-3-year-old niece who is currently scared witless of the 'big mouse' coming to get her in the night (from The Gruffalo's Child, I think).
Fact is, I'm a bit scared of the dark too. I don't mind admitting it. If I wake up in the night I like to put a light on and Andrew (bless him) wakes up with a bit of a start if I switch the bedside lamp on. And then he tells me off. This little rabbit gives a lovely low, warm light that I find comforting and doesn't disturb the sleeping beauty beside me. (Plus I think it's cuuute.)
It would be remiss of me to exclude my lush pearly fairy lights that I've pictured before, given that this is a post about my fairy light addiction...
And here's my current 'Face Of The Day'. New glasses, bed hair and no make up. I'm getting bored of this geek chic thing already. (I realise that the 'chic' bit needs some work.)
I don't wear a lot of make-up but I do like a bit of black mascara and smoky eyeliner. Can't wait to wear it again and give myself a proper blow-dry. I've bought a few new things to wear for work (I really need to go into the office once or twice a week this year - I usually work from home). I've got three pairs of skinny trousers, a few loose chiffon blouses, a smart new coat and two gorgeous pairs of nude patent courts that I can't wait to flounce around in.
I'm not the only one with a new look - the pooch had a short back and sides last week. She is now uber-soft and smells so clean. The perfect snuggle companion right now.
This post was only going to be quick but it turned into a bit of a novel. Sorry about that.
I've got a busy time coming up - my family birthdays are all within the next six weeks and I have at least three cakes to make including a jungle-themed cake and matching cupcakes for afore-mentioned niece's 3rd birthday party. It's my grandma's 80th and my dad's 60th so I really want to make something special for them too. Ideas are running riot in my head but I've learnt from the hippo cake mistake last time (see previous attempts here) and will make my grandma something sober with flowers on this time!
Thanks for popping by - hope you're having a lovely week.