Saturday, 20 December 2014


Christmas is a time for loving, and giving, and, erm, writing lists of stuff that you've found whilst supposed to be shopping for others.

Today is my last day of Christmas shopping as the party starts tomorrow in my parents' household. How did it come around so quickly?!

In a moment of drunken madness, I think I left my favourite scarf in the whole world on a train earlier this month. It was a heartbreaking moment when I realised, and then I hated myself for being so a) incompetent b) drunk and c) materialistic. Though, that scarf was sentimental. When I had to abandon my written off car in the middle of the M1 last year, my scarf was the only thing the Highways Agency sent back to me. Aw. But these things are replacable, so this one from Olive is top of my list.

Though my commute is going to be drastically shortened in the new year (huzzah!) I'm still finding driving a pain in the arse when the sun is low. Whodathunk you'd need sunglasses in the depths of winter? Either way, I rather like these from SCLO, which come in prescription lenses too - handy.

This year my "to-reads" collection on Goodreads has grown out of proportion, and I don't seem to be making much headway through it. Still, I'll keep on adding to the list, and this one (5.), which I saw recommended by Amy, is going to be keeping me amused over the Christmas holidays.

I don't know where this obsession with black and white has come from, especially since my house is full of so much colour. But, what I'm really after is some chevron soft furnishings. I can't believe I just wrote that. Moving on.

Aaaaaaah John Grant John Grant John Grant. This man. THIS MAN. If you haven't heard of him, stop what you're doing, click here. Done that? Ok good. I went to watch him perform with the Royal Sinfonia earlier this year and it was incredible. All of his tracks were reimagined for the orchestra, and when I turned around during the standing ovation there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

As if my obsession for chunky boots wasn't bad enough, I'm still spotting more I'd like to add to the collection. This pair are just the right amount of ugly beautiful, and the cut outs mean I can wear snazzy socks and not freeze my toes off on purpose.

Phew. I'm off to stick my credit card in the freezer now!

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