#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?

Life

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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!

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Last Minute Stocking Fillers – Blogmas Day 24

Last Minute Christmas Stocking Gifts

 

There is always something that gets forgotten in the haste of preparing for the big day. Check out my selection of little things that you can find whilst out and about just to stack up those stockings for a champagne breakfast and sneaky present opening. From Urban Decay to Yankee Candles this selection has something for everyone – although there is a lack of male presence! So for the men in your life check out the selection below for some last-minute gifts that can be found in many shops.
Last Minute Stocking Fillers for Him
If you man has a sweet tooth or likes to pamper himself there is something for almost anyone in the selection above. I hope you are more prepared than I am and are enjoying the holiday season.

Halloween Chic

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With Halloween just around the corner ladies and gents I am sure there are plenty out there ready to ham it up in their latest trick or treat/fancy dress get up. If there is a party invite then I will definitely be one of them, however there is always room for a little chic for a night out on the town on this ghostly night. In an effort to glam up and bring sexy back (oh dear – sorry JT!) I have put together a couple of things that I reckon would look great for a glam night out for Halloween. Of course I have tried to stick to Black and Orange not only because a lovely burnt orange is always nice for Autumn but obviously it is the colour of a PUMPKIN!

Halloween Chic

What are your favourite items for this time of year?

Be My {Belated} Valentine?!

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Happy Belated Valentine’s Day people!

As I spent yesterday at work the chances for romance were quite limited but as there are 364 more days in the year myself and the lovely person I will be spending ‘V Day’ with decided to spend more time together today and have a belated celebration. As work commitments seem to intrude on most things these days it will be nice to take a step back and chill later on.

Whilst I was driving to dinner with a friend the other day I passed a window of a random house and it really did catch my eye. There are times that I wish I took my camera everywhere even out to dinner and this was definitely one of those times. The window was adorned with red, pink and white roses, as my car advanced in the traffic I saw paper hearts hanging from the ceiling and big pink things (unsure what!) jutting out from either side of the curtains. Now I know V-Day only comes but once a year but this house decor rivalled Christmas.

When I think of Valentine’s Day I think of Romance, Hearts, Flowers, Cards, Nails, Underwear, Candles – oh I could go on with my romantic notions and all of that jazz but I figure pictures would be a better way of showing you what I like best about the big day! I have used google to search for pictures and some images have been taken from Pinterest so click on each image for the original source.

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romantic night

Valentine's day chocolate heart

valentines card display

date night

Yankee Candy Hearts Candle

I want this candle a little bit too much!

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Now I am off to enjoy the day after the big event and chill with my book in my beloved Starbucks! Time to get out of my pyjamas I think!

Fay