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13 November 2011

On a clear day I can see a very long way

01. Sorry I haven't blogged this week - taking a week off work last week has meant I was extra busy with work this week, especially since I had to have a day off work on Thursday due to a horrible headache and generally feeling rundown and exhausted.  I like keeping busy but it does mean that you occasionally have those days where you literally can't get out of bed!

02. The photos above are from my walk with Bodhi this morning.  One great thing about having a dog is that it gives me the push I need to get out of my pajamas in the morning and get out and get some fresh air.  It also makes me feel like I have a reason to get out exploring, which I wouldn't ordinarily do if I was on my own.  This morning I dragged Bodhi down a section of the Avon Valley footpath and it was a really nice little walk, you can see from the photos what a beautiful day it is today and it's really nice and warm too.  Bodhi is now fast asleep on the floor!

03. You may have seen in my last post that I mentioned I'd had some ideas for blog posts and features whilst I was away in Wales.  One of the things I'll be posting about over the next few weeks is 'handmade Christmas'.  I want to give a lot of handmade gifts this year and will be making biscuits, fudge, cushions, felt animals and teacup candles (as inspired by Fiona and Ella - Ella has even posted a tutorial about how to make them here) and will be posting about all of these here.  I've already bought my candle making kit and am currently musing over whether to make some Moo mini cards to use as gift tags.  I do love Christmas!

04. This deserves a post all to itself really, but in the absence of time I want to draw your attention to the lovely Bee's post about the Bloggers Christmas Party.  My Street Chic are throwing an amazing Christmas party for bloggers in Bristol on December 16th and there'll be a fashion show and after party, both of which sound like they're going to be amazing! You can get tickets (for the absolutely bargainous price of £5!) here - I've already got mine and even booked my hotel, I am already so excited (can you tell?) If you're tweeting about it, you can use the hashtag #xmasbloggermeet to keep up with all the chats about the event.

05. On a final (but related) note, I posted an article on the Southampton page of My Street Chic here yesterday.  Do the clickity click to find out all about the new Urban Outfitters store and my picks from their A/W range.

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  1. It looks like you live in such a lovely place, and your little doggy is just adorable!

    Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

  2. I hope you are feeling better now sweetie. By the way I am using your pictures of Bodhi to try and persuade my boyfriend to get a pup! thanks for being so lovely about polly my hamster passing away too xx

  3. what a beautiful view! and your ickle puppy is so SO adorable! :) xx

  4. Good on you knackering Bohdi out, man do they need it when they're puppies and they are pretty cute when the eventually crash out! I'm so sure that Monty was that cute, once.

    Homemade Christmas ideas always take my fancy, but I just know this year with work and studying that I won't have time to do things properly and make a proper job of it. Can't wait to see your ideas for future reference and pretty pictures though.

    And gutted that I can't go to the Christmas blog meet, you AND Ayden AND Bee will be there, and I'd love to actually meet you all. Sadly family visiting is on the cards for that weekend, and I really can't get out of it. Spare a fleeting thought for me enduring the 4 minute loop of my great-grandmother's conversation (she has dementia, and no idea who I am these days) and other scary relatives, whilst you guys are living it up. And make sure you have a drink for me!

  5. Lovely pics, having a dog is a great excuse to get outside. They're always so full of energy so it really helps get you up and out of the house!

  6. Ha, dragging him down the path. Bet he loves it really!
    I know what you mean about getting run down, I've been feeling like I need time off all week, but on saturday half an hour at the gym meant a 5 hour afternoon nap! I obviously needed it!
    Belle du Brighton

  7. Eeeeee I AM SO EXCITED for the blogger meet, both of them!! I'm sure you are super excited to be woken up by me during the night, talking to right?! :P I'm looking forward to see your handmade christmas things tooo, I always make handmade bows out of magazines which I love doing but then I get bored and cba to handmake the rest :P

    L x

  8. Moo mini cards as gift tags is an amazing idea! I'll definitely be doing that this year. x

  9. Can't wait to read your handmade Christmas posts, especially the recipes! x

  10. Looks like you have been busy, I can't wait to do all my home Christmas gifts. Have started on the cross stitch.

  11. Hope you're feeling better, love. I think it's the time of year, everyone I know is ill in some way at the moment.

    I love walking with Flossie and then seeing her fall asleep all happy afterwards. The pics from your walk are beautiful and Bodhi pie gets cuter everytime :)x

    "Handmade Christmas" sounds ace!! Be warned candle making can become addictive! I am getting stupidly excited for Christmas already *happy dance* :D xx

  12. For future reference, Candle making kits are alot cheaper from i found out that they supply makingyourowncandles

  13. For future reference, Candle making kits are alot cheaper from i found out that they supply makingyourowncandles


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