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Happy Friday everyone! Only one more working week left until the Christmas holidays, hurrah! P1000483There isn’t much light about at this time of year, so I’m lighting bright twinkly candles around the house to cheer myself up! These candle holders are from Pretty DandyP1000512I’ve also been making chocolate chip cookie mix in a jar as Christmas gifts – as featured in my post this week about making homemade gifts – check it out – you still have time to make a special gift, scout’s honour.

20121213-142909.jpgFairy lights in a vase, an idea blatently stolen from Emma, aka Emilia Hearts.

20121213-143010.jpgTwo brothers in a box… M&M might not like catnip but they sure do like boxes… and bags, and suitcases.. basically anything that’s not a catbed

20121213-143110.jpgA pretty star garland that Emma got me – lovely!

20121213-143224.jpgOne of the first presents that I wrapped – I have less people to buy for than ever this year, and in most cases I’ve got them one gift, so there weren’t many to wrap! I may start wrapping up some random things… I love wrapping!

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A frosty visit to Lincoln to go to the Christmas market. This in Lincoln cathedral, which is HUGE and incredibly impressive – its on the scale of Notre Dame at least!

P1000488P1000491P1000496P1000499IMG_3972Lincoln was beautiful, but it was SO crowded. I felt like I was in the midst of the worst Christmas shopping hell ever! And the market was, unfortunately, pretty crappy – it was all generic, bought in stuff (the book people even had a stand!) – nothing was locally made or special.

20121213-143433.jpgThis week I also finally got an ice cream scoop (to be used for cookies, of course!)

20121213-143509.jpgAnd finished The Marriage Plot and started reading The Turn of the Screw – Its very suspenseful, but I don’t want to read it too quickly – its only 120 pages!

20121213-143520.jpgI also got my Secret Santa present – thanks Santa!

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And attended the City WI Christmas meal – we went to Le Bistrot Pierre and had a fun night, although I didn’t think the food was up to their usual standard. Here’s Helen and Emma looking pretty!

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And me and Lovely Lucy sporting goofy grins and festive hats!

What a busy week! Thankfully I have a relaxing weekend coming up – what are you up to?

x Kerry