#IMWAYR – A late one!

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So Christmas is done but we are still waiting for the New Year and things are really starting to take shape over here at Blog A Book. In the next couple of weeks you will be seeing some changes here and there. If there is anything in particular that you would like to see on the blog just send me an email. So back to the late Monday’s  post.

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I finished listening to this on Audible a couple of days ago and have to say I am glad it is over.
Review will be up soon.

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This book is a title from earlier in the year but it has been waiting on my shelf for some time so I figured it would be a good opportunity to read it now and listen along the way. I have read a couple of Moriarty’s books and loved them. Have you read any?


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Don’t you just love it when you have an excuse to light some scrummy Yankee Candles! The Christmas scents are particularly yummy smells. Do you have a favourite?

Crowded Christmas Shopping

That’s right – two days before Christmas being normal human beings we forgot some bits and had to brave the crowds. This is just a little part of the crowd that we encountered in Stratford Westfield.

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Of course I had to get the boy a present and he absolutely loved it – it lasted all of two days.

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AX Paris – £45

Although I am working on New Year’s Eve that doesn’t stop me thinking about what I would wear if I was actually going out. There will be a post up tomorrow with other items for an outfit to bring in the New Year. What are you wearing for the big night?

So despite it being Tuesday I hope you enjoyed my Monday post!


To Do Tuesday – Blogmas Day 23

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Last Weeks List

Write Christmas cards and send for Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange

Wrap and bag Christmas presents

Put up Christmas lights

Schedule 1 week of posts

– Comment on 10 news blogs

How Did I Get On?

Finally I managed to get a whole list completed. With a couple more things on my list but not down on paper I cracked on and am almost ready for Christmas. Are you?

This Weeks List

– Buy final Christmas presents

– Finish listening to current audio book


As you can see there isn’t much on this list and the obvious reason being CHRISTMAS so sit back, relax and ENJOY!

I will be on Twitter & Instagram throughout the week.

See You There 😀

Christmas Jumper Day – Blogmas Day 12

12 days in and we are half way through the month and so close to christmas with less than 2 weeks to go things have been kicked up a notch at camp Blog A Book (Work, Home etc!). Today is Christmas Jumper Day – if you have more luck than I did with the Save the Children web page you can find out how to get involved (even this late in the day!). All money raised today with Save the Children goes towards vulnerable children in the UK and Abroad. Many people believe that charity starts at home and that really is a scrooged way to think about it, however if you have it to give then do – well that is my take on it anyway. In aid of this giving day I have put together a collection of Ladies, Mens and Children’s jumpers that you can wear for the rest of the festive season.

Ladies First!

Women's Christmas Jumpers 2014
With many budgets in mind this selection has something for everyone – go on get click happy!

For the Man in your Life


Mens Christmas Jumpers
The selection of jumpers for men seems to be a lot more on the festive side this year than the women’s collections. Either that or maybe it is just where I have been shopping! The selection above is clearly the more colourful end of the spectrum rather than your regular sedate style of jumper. If your man will not go for a very out there style like the ones above there are darker less obvious versions available.

For the Kiddiwinkles!


Kids Christmas Bits
From baby’s first christmas to toddlers bits and bobs there is a variety of lovely snuggly items for the little ones to get trussed up in. Have you bought your little ones mittens and jumpers yet? If not check out the selection and much more available on-line and in stores now.

I am yet to buy my Christmas jumper – which one should I go for?

To Do Tuesday – Blogmas Day 9

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Last Weeks List

Edit pictures for this week

Schedule 3 posts for next week with pictures

List of Christmas cards to write

– Comment of 10 new blogs

– Put together gift basket for mothers

How Did I Get On?

As you can see I got most of my list done. On the commenting front there were only a couple of blogs that I commented on. However this week I have been slightly more active on Twitter than usual and am trying to take more pictures and Instagram straight away.

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On the gift basket front I have been Christmas shopping a couple of times this week and done a lot more shopping for myself – although that is expected as I was surprisingly prepared this year as most presents are already bought. This is something that even surprises me!

Something that took my surprise that one step further was the sneaky find of two fabulous baskets that I will be using to make gifts for two lovely mothers. Keep your eyes peeled for a post on the completed baskets.

This Weeks List

– Write Christmas cards and send for Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange

– Wrap and bag Christmas presents

– Put up Christmas lights

– Schedule 1 week of posts

– Comment on 10 news blogs

Hopefully I will be able to get through this list – fingers crossed.

I will be on Twitter & Instagram this afternoon whilst out and about!

See You There 😀