The first week of November was beautifully warm and sunny up here in the North East. The biggest surprise being the first weekend of the month when we got to stroll about in t-shirts, I'm not sure if we were actually having a heat wave or if I've just finally become a northerner who doesn't feel the cold. The clear blue skies brought with it some gorgeous days on the Newcastle Quayside and the golden brown trees that line the river banks were soon dropping the most perfect crispy leaves.
With Christmas edging ever closer the hunt for the perfect party outfit began. I'm not entirely sure why I felt the sudden urge to buy myself evening wear, I'm not exactly inundated with Christmas party invitations. Nevertheless I found myself suddenly obsessed with the idea of buying something with sequins and there began a very frustrating trek round the shops. Ladies who have rather large tummies like me will sympathise - why do glitzy Christmas dresses always have to be figure hugging? I finally found myself something gorgeous with this lovely little number from H&M .. now who wants to take me to a Christmas party?
Let there be Light
Simon's Mum came to visit us and we took advantage of having a hire car for the weekend and dragged the poor lady round a silly number of home shops. As usual the trip to Ikea was the highlight but we also went to Homebase where we picked up these gorgeous copper lamps for our bedside tables. We're so happy we no longer have to get out of bed to turn the light off.
North East Blog Awards
This year's North East Blog Awards was held in one of my favourite places, Bonbar. Thanks to all those who nominated me, unfortunately I wasn't shortlisted but my lovely friend Ashlie from Sugar Rushed won Best Parenting Blog which made my night. Her blog is a fantastic read and she recently wrote a post about her Hot Chocolate Station, that's gone viral! It's definitely worth a read if you're a fan of delicious hot drinks in the Winter.
Shopping in Kiko
My new obsession with bold lips continues and I finally ventured into Eldon Square's new makeup shop Kiko this month. I bought myself an Intensely Lavish Lipstick from their new Rebel Romantic range - it's love!
My little home office continues to be my favourite room in our new house and my blogging desk is where I spend most of my time. Poor Simon didn't have the easiest time getting the shelf above my desk up but I am one grateful girlfriend because I love it. I bought myself some rope and pegs from Urban Outfitters and am hanging my Instax photos from the shelf. I can't wait to take more!
We all know that I am beyond useless at creative things, yet I continue to try! I decided to get a little fancy with my Christmas wrapping this year and have bought some brown parcel paper and am using some of the wrapping goodies I got from My Little Box last year to make the packages look pretty. I'm impressed with myself!
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