A few of my favourite things
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A few of my favourite things #68

I haven't written one of these posts for a couple of weeks as I've been busy with my 12 Days of Christmas giveaways (you could still win a Slow Box, a mistletoe bracelet or a copy of my book of the year: The Displaced). But don't worry, that's not all I've been doing. Tis the… Continue reading A few of my favourite things #68

Hot chocolate with Father Christmas at The Rock Pool
Cornwall, Jenson, Parenthood

Hot chocolate with Father Christmas at The Rock Pool

This is already my favourite Christmas ever and the big day is still 11 sleeps away. Jenson is three and a half, so it's the first Christmas we've really been able to talk about what's going on and he's so excited. Last week my mum and I took him to see Father Christmas at the… Continue reading Hot chocolate with Father Christmas at The Rock Pool

Mistletoe bracelet from Carole Allen Jewellery
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12 Days of Christmas #11: Mistletoe bracelet from Carole Allen Jewellery

One of my favourite things about being a Cornish lifestyle blogger is supporting Cornish businesses. I do my best to shop small and local wherever possible and it's important to me to be able to celebrate the incredible creative talent Cornwall has to offer, particularly at Christmas. If you're shopping for a little something special,… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas #11: Mistletoe bracelet from Carole Allen Jewellery

Christmas Eve box from Virginia Hayward
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12 Days of Christmas #8: Virginia Hayward hamper

I love Christmas Eve almost as much as Christmas Day. Growing up, I'd often visit the Mousehole Lights with my grandparents and watch my grandad in the choir, followed by watching Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas and laying out treats ready for the big guy himself before bed. These are traditions I'm keen to continue with… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas #8: Virginia Hayward hamper

Sally's Shed Christmas decorations
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12 Days of Christmas #7: Sally’s Shed Christmas decoration

Today's 12 Days of Christmas giveaway prize is an original Christmas decoration from Sally's Shed*. I first came across Sally's beautiful artwork last year at Outlaw and totally fell for her whimsical Cornish scenes. They really capture the magic of Christmas in Cornwall. To be in with a chance of winning this decoration, just complete… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas #7: Sally’s Shed Christmas decoration

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018
Cornwall, Lifestyle

Reasons to shop Cornish this Christmas

If you go down to the Guildhall in St Ives this weekend, you're in for a festive treat. Etsy Made Local St Ives* kicked off tonight and will play host to a range of Cornish creatives until the end of the week. If you're not in Cornwall this weekend, never fear. I've linked up all… Continue reading Reasons to shop Cornish this Christmas

Pick N Melt scented candles review
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It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

Playing Secret Santa? Looking for stocking fillers? Want to hygge up your home for the holidays? You need to check out the range of scented candles and wax melts from Pick n Melt*. In case you couldn't tell by the design, Pick n Melt is inspired by that giddy childish feeling of popping to a… Continue reading It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

Personalised letter from Santa - Lapland Letters review
Jenson, Parenthood

Making Christmas magical with Lapland Letters

Have I mentioned how ridiculously excited I am about Christmas this year? A small child's excitement is infectious and I'm falling for the magic and wonder of Christmas all over again.There are so many things that we're able to do with Jenson during the build up that he hasn't been interested in before. Now he… Continue reading Making Christmas magical with Lapland Letters

Jenson's Christmas list 2018
Jenson, Parenthood

Jenson’s Christmas list

Wow, this Christmas is so different to last year already. For a start, Jenson can tell us what he'd like for Christmas. Secondly, he knows who Father Christmas is - and he's been 'calling' him since the start of October telling him what's on his list. From the start it's been a Paw Patrol Lookout… Continue reading Jenson’s Christmas list

Dingbats* bullet journal - Christmas 2018
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Using my bullet journal to plan for Christmas

I love my Dingbats* bullet journal. I've tried ten different dot grid notebooks and this one always comes out on top (check out all of my reviews and ratings here). I've previously blogged about how I use it to track my reading and now I want to share how I'm using it to plan for… Continue reading Using my bullet journal to plan for Christmas