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An update and a bookmark dump

I've just got home from the South West Bloggers Christmas Party and am currently lounging in my reindeer onesie eating cheese and crackers, who says I don't know how to end a good night eh? I am currently much too tired and still recovering from Cheryl's rally drive of a journey back home to blog about the day now so I'll save that, and the two photos I actually took at the event for another day and give a little catchup on the last week instead.

Last week was a poorly one after I caught Tom's cough/cold/general germiness despite all the vitamins I stuffed myself with.  I promised myself that I'd work really hard with my exercising so I probably didn't help myself with persisting with morning runs and Pump classes and eventually had to give in and take the day off work on Friday to sleep and get myself better.  I also told myself that I'd eat healthily up until Christmas Eve but it's so difficult with all the Christmas meals in the run up to it, and the fact that our table in the staff room at work is now a festive spread of tins of Quality Street, fudge and mince pies! It was our work Christmas dinner on Wednesday (it was very civilised!) and I wore a dress I bought a couple of months ago from H&M. We did our Secret Santa at the meal and Tom (he works at the same place as me) was given Fifty Shades of Grey which was bizarre and amusing in equal amounts.

Dip hem dress outfit post
dress: h&m [old] // similar boots: bullboxer at spartoo: £61.99 here
ASOS and H&M outfit post
 leather jacket [old, from Barneys Originals // similar here]
Vivienne Westwood clutch from Spartoo
jewellery from 
Kukee and Me & Zena
 
Oh how I hate taking photos indoors! You might have noticed I re-bleached my roots, well I say I, Tom actually does my roots for me, he is very handy with a tinting brush! I use Live Colour XXL in Platinum and then wash it out and leave on Fudge Violet Shampoo which gives it that lilac-y tint.  I use that a couple of times a week with Aussie Three Minute Miracle to keep it healthy looking despite the bleaching.

This week is a busy one with my Book Club Christmas Meal on Monday (yes I go to a book club, yes I am a dweeb) - we're going to the Harvester where you can get three courses for £13.99 and salad bar! To say I'm excited is an understatement (must remember not to eat so much salad bar I can't eat my meal this time). On Wednesday I'm getting more added to the tattoos on my feet so the rest of my week will be spent with my shoes off and my feet up as Tuesday is my last day at work before Christmas! I'll be making sure everything's wrapped and the house is looking nice ahead of visits from both Tom's family and mine at the weekend.  Are you all ready for Christmas yet?  All of that wrapping has meant there's lots of empty wrapping paper tubes for Bodhi to play with, I'm not sure if he's scared of them or he likes them though as you can tell from the video below! (Sorry bad iPhone quality).



Here's some bits I've recently been bookmarking or I thought were worth a share...

// I loved this article by Pitch and Post on 'How important are comments on your blog?' - really interesting reading.

// I've been using these holiday gift tag printables for all of my gift tags this Christmas; printed on card, holepunched and strung on bakers' twine they look so pretty!

// I love Snickerdoodles so these Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies are definitely being baked this Christmas!

// Whilst I'm on the subject of the Tasty Kitchen blog, check out their Red Velvet Hot Cocoa, Pumpkin Spice Hot Apple Cider and Nutella and Sea Salt Fudge...

// Absolutely loving everything on Not A Box - their mirrors and lanterns are gorgeous!

Will sign off now as I'm starting to get a headache, probably from the champagne and huge slab of cake I consumed this afternoon but I hope you've all had lovely weekends,

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19 comments

  1. Hope you had a nice time at the South West Blogger party. So sorry I had to bail on you guys at the last minute :(
    xxx

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  2. Shame I didn't get to meet you at the party - hope you had fun and got a great prezzie! : )

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  3. Wahh wish I could've come to the meet up! I'm from somerset you see but I'm still at uni :( boo! I love your outfit - your hair is gorgeous too! It reminds me I realllly need to do my roots before I head home!!!

    Robyn Mayday
    xx

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  4. hair looks gorgeous!

    franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  5. I love the lilac tint in your hair!

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  6. Your hair is gorgeous! Lovely outfit and I love the purse!


    lucy xx

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  7. I am having a serious health kick this week. The last couple of weeks have been awash with Christmas dinners and parties, also making me too sleepy to go to the gym :P

    That video of Bodhi is the cutest. Pip goes mad for any noise like that. We blow raspberries on our hands and she goes crazy :D

    Jen | sunny sweet pea xx

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  9. You loved my rollercoaster driving ;)

    Glad you had a good day, it was nice to meet you and all the other bloggarzz x

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  10. I had serious hair envy yesterday.

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  11. your looking great!


    www.gloria-agostina.com

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  12. Your outfit rocks, love it! I also love your hair :) xxx

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  13. Nothing dweeby about going to a book club, I'd absolutely go to one if there was one where I am!
    Ha, can't believe your boyfriend was given Fifty Shades, is he planning on reading it? By the way, he sounds very well trained, doing your roots! Haha.
    Mel x

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Rosie thanks so much for your mention to my new little venture, Pitch and Post - means a lot. LOVE your hair. xxx

    South Molton St Style

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  15. Love the leather jacket from your outfit- it's just lovely. I've been a total loser on exercise and good diet in the run up to Christmas, and it's now starting to show, and snap, I'm sickly too. I brought a chest infection back from Amsterdam.

    Love that you're so organised for the Christmas period also.... I still haven't wrapped a single thing or even sent a card. I am a hopeless mess this year.

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  16. You look absolutely stunning, that leather jacket is gorgeous!
    I ALWAYS love love love your hair! I'm thinking of dying mine a little lighter so I can have some more lilac! :)
    x x x

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