Books, My life

Festive season with friends

We have two of our friends staying with us for two weeks and we thought that it’d be really nice to have an early festive season celebration with them. We called it Xmas, but I thought I’ll probably get rocks thrown at me for mentioning celebrating Xmas in November, what ever the reason. So festive season celebration with friends it is.

I decorated the house and put our tree up and everything. It looks really nice and cosy. It’s a bit of a miracle I got it done as the night before our friends arrived I was still painting the bathroom walls and our fireplace. The bathroom looks so nice now with white tiles on the two walls that get wet and the other two walls, that are on the opposite side of the shower, painted grey. The fireplace looks so much better now as well. It was this old faded brassy colour so I spray painted it matte black. It looks beautiful. I may write more about my DIY adventure some time soon.

What I really wanted to write about at the moment were the presents I got from my friends and my Mr, because I love them so much. My favourite part about festive holidays is giving presents and watching people open them. I’m always the one most excited about it, jumping up and down, clapping, all the things that would make you slowly inch away. I do apologise if that makes you uncomfortable.

Anyway, from my Mr I got this absolutely amazing Yankee Candle advent calendar. I’m so excited about it as I love candles (I think I’ve mentioned my candle addiction before. It’s hard for me to go to a shop and not buy any candles if I see them) and i really love Yankee Candle products. He of course knows it so he got me this really thoughtful present. Our friend R also got me a Yankee Candle (I see a theme here and I like it). I didn’t want to blow it out when taking the picture so I was just being extremely careful not to knock it over or set our tree on fire. Our friend G got me two books, both by Zoe Sugg (Zoella), knowing how I’ve been trying to catch up with all of her Youtube videos and how much I love them.


The last present that I mentioned is actually what pushed me to write this post now. I have been reading the first book – Girl Online by Zoe Sugg – and I absolutely love it. I love it so much. It’s such a great feel-good book. It reminds me a bit of The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot that I read in my early teenage years. I find it really hard to put down and I just want to keep going, but I also don’t want it to end. I’ll let you know what I think of it once I’ve finished it but at the moment I have nothing but praise. Thank you Zoe!


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