Friday, 30 November 2018

My Month In Photos | November 2018


Oh I how love you November. We are slap bang in the middle of my favourite time of year and I just can't get enough of these beautiful Autumnal days! I've just been loving the chill in the air and that I can wear all of my cosy clothes again and wrap up warm. The anticipation of Christmas is now in the air and I just wish I could freeze this month in time and all of the feed good vibes that come with it. 


It hasn't really been a particularly busy month for me and I've actually taken some time to slow down a bit and appreciate the quietness before the craziness of December kicks off. My favourite activity of the month has been my dog walks as each one is just a beautiful leafy adventure and every direction I look in is photo worthy. I can't get enough of these colours! 



I treated myself to a gorgeous faux fur leopard print coat from ASOS that I'd had my eye on for a while and it's been the best purchase ever! It's so warm and cosy and just goes with every outfit perfectly. 


Bonfire night is one of my favourite nights of the year and we really made an event of it this November with a trip to our local display and a family get together at our house too.  


Things have also got pretty festive this month with the releases of all of the new Christmas sandwiches. I've managed to try a few different ones but I think Pret's vegan Christmas sandwich is my absolute favourite!



I was trying to hold out until December before I started on the mince pies but that soon fell flat on its face around mid November time! What is it about a mince pie that makes it just the most perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea!? 


I also made a batch of my own No Fuss Mince Pies which always go down a treat and make a fun festive activity at home. 


Things have been a little quiet on the blogger events front but I did get invited to check out the newly refurbished George & Dragon in Epping and try their vegan menu. 


As soon as I saw that the Christmas lights in London had been turned on I just couldn't wait to go and see them for myself. London is just so special and festive this time of year! I also really love the Queen and Bohemian Rhapsody themed lights at Carnaby Street. And if you haven't seen the film yet I'd really recommend it!  


 


As we were in the area we also enjoyed a little dinner pit stop at my favourite place - Tibits!


Things have slowly but surely started to feel more festive at home too and I've gradually been adding more and more decorations around the house.


The Christmas PJ's and slippers are out too! 


And the mugs! 


I've also started to post more seasonal content on the blog including My Festive To Do List and The Christmas Eve Box. I always feel more inspired to blog this time of year! 


I also go to work with Thomas Sabo on their Kingdom of Dreams campaign which was so enjoyable and their jewellery is just stunning. 


If you haven't organised yourself an advent calendar yet then I'd really recommend checking out my 12 Days of Tropic review. It's an advent calendar with a difference! 


So that's it for this month and as much as I've loved it I am of course excited for December as it's always a busy and fun month with my birthday and Christmas. I'm also so excited to get our Christmas tree up and decorated! 

How was November for you? 




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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

The Christmas Eve Box



The Christmas Eve box is quite a new tradition in our house but it's one that I have fully embraced. I think I actually get more excited to shop for this than anything else! If you celebrate Christmas and you're not already familiar with the Christmas Eve box concept then this post will hopefully fill you in on everything you need to know and maybe even inspire you to make your own this year. 
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Thursday, 22 November 2018

No Fuss Mince Pies | Vegan



You should all know by now that I am not the best when it comes to getting creative in the kitchen. I am blessed to have a husband who cooks for me and I'm a creature of habit when it comes to my eating so you'll sadly never find me creating any amazing recipes. However, what I am very good at is finding quick and easy solutions and that's exactly why these no fuss vegan friendly mince pies have been a favourite of mine for the past few years.
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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

My Festive To Do List



It's getting to that time of the year when I can start to feel my to do lists peaking and I seem to have about five or six different ones on the go! Christmas and December are notoriously busy months for a lot of people, myself included, and particularly if you're hosting Christmas dinner or festive parties too. The lead up to the big day can feel pretty stressful, especially if you're unorganised or lacking in time. I'm quite lucky in that I'm a naturally organised person but even I can feel the pressure building and my to do lists become my little saviours.

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Thursday, 15 November 2018

Kingdom of Dreams by THOMAS SABO | AD



With the festive season fast approaching it's always a time of year I find myself wanting to dress myself up a little more and add some sparkle to my outfits with jewellery. 
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Monday, 5 November 2018

The George & Dragon Epping | Vegan


Last week I was invited along to a special preview evening of the newly refurbished pub The George & Dragon in Epping, Essex. I used to visit this pub quite a lot back in the day so I was really looking forward to making a return visit and to have the opportunity to check out their vegan menu which I'd never tried before. 
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Thursday, 1 November 2018

12 Days of Tropic Gift Collection | Vegan & Cruelty Free



It's that time of year again when you're probably starting to think about your Christmas shopping and what advent calendar to get in time for the start of December. I always really look forward to seeing what new advent calendars hit the shops and it's always a tough choice of whether to go down the simple but yummy chocolate route or invest in something a little more special. It's actually become a bit of a  tradition in our house for my husband and I to surprise each other with an advent calendar and so it's usually around about now I start to drop some serious hints!
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