Miss Patisserie bath dust - review and giveaway
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12 Days of Christmas giveaways #4: Bath crumble from Miss Patisserie

I was sent some bath crumble for review purposes and all thoughts are my own The festive period can easily become overwhelming, with the pressure on to see everyone and do everything. With 17 days off work in a row (I know, I'm so excited!), I'm determined to build in plenty of me-time, which means… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas giveaways #4: Bath crumble from Miss Patisserie

Personalised gratitude notebook from Martha Brook - review and giveaway
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12 Days of Christmas giveaways #3: Mindful Notebook from Martha Brook

I was sent a notebook for review purposes and all thoughts are my own If you're looking for beautiful stationery gifts this Christmas, Martha Brook has got you covered, with everything from diaries and gift sets, to baubles and crackers packed with stationery. You might remember the launch of the gorgeous mindful notebook collection just… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas giveaways #3: Mindful Notebook from Martha Brook

Love From Santa Christmas hamper from Virginia Hayward - review and giveaway
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12 Days of Christmas giveaways #2: Christmas hamper from Virginia Hayward

I was sent a hamper for review purposes and all thoughts are my own Virginia Hayward hampers have become a staple in our house at Christmas. I love that there's something for every taste and budget and this year I've got a 'Love From Santa' hamper up for grabs. This festive jute bag is packed… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas giveaways #2: Christmas hamper from Virginia Hayward

A few of my favourite things #69
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A few of my favourite things #69

I'm going to move swiftly past the title of this post and get straight onto sharing a few things I've loved from the last week. Snowman hot chocolates With marshmallows like these can you blame me for drinking so many hot chocolates? Plus it's practically one of my five a day (chocolate comes from a… Continue reading A few of my favourite things #69

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
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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
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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