Sunday, 22 December 2013

O the rising of the sun, and the running of the deer

Merry yuletide to you,world, and you find me in excellent cheer. The smell of mincemeat and chestnuts is pretty much infused into my skin everywhere, and I am now SUPER DUPER excited about Christmas! And cripes and crackers - somehow it's Christmas Eve! I'm not sure I'll be able to sleep tonight! On Sunday my lovely friend Saffron (blogless) and I skipped into Matlock to indulge in a bit o' last minute shopping, and had a beautiful time! This is what I wore:
My shirt is from a charity shop, as is the jumper, and my new floral jeans are from Primark. You can't see it very clearly, but I'm also wearing a lovely vintage canvas backpack!
 A close-up of my floral shirt...
And a close up of the bobbles on my jumper! I wasn't sure about the jumper when I bought it, but as soon as I put it on I fell in love. It's what I class as a 'granny jumper', complete with little 3d bobbles!
 And this is a cardigan I bought in Matlock...I adore it's spanglyness (is that a real word?),and it's very Christmassy. Which is good, because have I mentioned that it's CHRISTMAS EVE?!!!
 A spangles close up!
As I was editing the afore-seen photos I accidentally did this, and thought it looked quite rad and gritty! might be just me, but I'm putting it out there. Have an extremely merry Christmas, flower faeries, and a happy new year!

Friday, 20 December 2013

Tis the season to be jolly!

Hello! I'm feeling super festive at the moment - tis very much the season. The advent calendar is up, the tree is very much up, and (cheese factor one trillion) good cheer is all around! I love Christmas because of all the wonderful things that come with it - the smell of pine needles and cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, the wreaths and ribbons, the mince pies and mistletoe, gah just EVERYTHING.
I love all the traditions about Christmas - for example, our friends in Czecho always send us some of these pretty pop-up angels to decorate the house with. I especially like these ones because of how gorgy and collagey they are! (Look at the little lace flowers!!)

We had our last day of school today, which was lovely because we just watched films and ate Pringles. We all exchanged presents, and felt very lovey-dovey towards one another! I know some people go away for Christmas, but I wouldn't rather be anywhere but right here, at home. I think Derbyshire in winter is lovely (if a little cold) - the bare tree skeletons are like black lace against the pearly sky...gone a little bit poetic! I hope you all have a holly jolly Christmas, and I'll leave you with the best Christmas song ever. Merry Christmas!