Like most of you, I am hoping for the best regarding “Omicron”. Trying to stay fit, healthy and optimistic.
We are unsure if arrangements made over Christmas will go ahead. I feel for businesses who have bought extra provisions in for the festive period and are unsure if they will get their Christmas profit.
Mr MAB is a musician and, over the next couple of weeks, there are venues booked, tickets sold and lots of rehearsals done to get the show just right. Of course, they are now in doubt. He isn’t alone. We know musicians and actors who are also being told that their planned shows for both Christmas and New Year are in doubt or have been cancelled already. I know we must look at the positives and that better things are on the horizon.
Here are Christmas present ideas for you which in truth can be for any time in the year. Also, it doesn’t have to be Christmas to give yourself a little treat – so here are a few outfits I have been wearing, over the last couple of weeks – and some things I have seen and may have dropped a hint or two for Santa to bring.
No 1. Cape – Brown check £32.00
It’s outerwear season. If you’re planning a brisk walk through the nearby country park or popping into the pub (while we can) this cape is perfect. There’s nothing better than to throw on with your jeans or dress. Yes, it may conjure up images of Clint Eastwood in the “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” but if the autumn/winter 2021 catwalks are anything to go by, ponchos are IN, and I am not complaining as I love wearing them. They are such an easy, versatile, stylish addition to any wardrobe. This one is the softest wool and at such a great price. I tried it on in-store and immediately fell in love. And, for £32.00, I can’t complain.
I have been using NK1 secrets (Lash force) for one month with good results. I apply twice a day – in the morning and evening, along the lash line. My lashes have grown in length, slightly, and seem a little thicker.
No 2. Turquoise Howlite Wrap Bracelet from Healing Rock Reduced from £69.95 to £28.95
This bracelet speaks for itself. It’s such a pretty piece of jewellery and such a personal gift. The jewellery from Healing Rock is handmade by women who can use a little help. Andrea and her team place emphasis on fairness and care. Your contribution will end up in the hands of women who can finally do what they are good at – namely, creating this fantastic jewellery. The one I am wearing, here, is the “Turquoise Howlite Wrap Bracelet”. Check their website, they have some beautiful pieces, and it’s always good to support small businesses such as this.
Whatever your plans, I want to wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas. I will be spending a quiet Christmas with my family. We are looking forward to binge-watching “Succession”. Plus, there may be the odd Boogie in the kitchen with a glass or two – discovered Jack Savoretti, a few weeks ago, on the Graham Norton show. I love this song from his collaboration with Nile Rodgers, “Who’s Hurting Who”.Click here.I’ll warn you, you may want to boogie, too!
I want to thank you for your support this year. Whether you’ve been reading my blog for one week or since I started in September 2018, I appreciate the fact that you came for a visit to check me out. I hope you enjoyed the experience enough for a revisit.
What are you up to around Christmas? How different are your plans compared to normal? Let me know below, I’d love to hear from you.
I was gifted both the bracelet from Healing Rock and the eyelash serum from NYK1. I was under no obligation to talk about these products on my blog – but feel they are of great quality and so wanted to share them with you.
Stay safe, and until next year…. Enjoy!!
I will be back on my blog in February. We are going to Spain in January for a few weeks. This will be our visit thee for a long time. We are wanting to check it out for the future as we hope to escape the British winter weather – think we have been watching too many ” A place in the sun” episodes. I will be taking photographs and writing a diary – so, will let you all know how it was in future posts.