Happy Christmas!

Sunday, December 23, 2018


Happy Christmas!

Hello and how are the preparations coming along? Currently I'm still making fudge as fast as I can, but hopefully by the end of today everyone will have their allotted box. Tomorrow I'll be making a raised chicken pie for dinner along with other savoury nibbles, and I hope to do some prep for the Christmas meal too. Please don't mistake me for a domestic goddess - there's a whole lot of panicking and comedy moments take place when I'm in the kitchen!


Homemade vanilla fudge for family and friends. 


And finally, after weeks of trying to find the perfect showcase for my tartan boots - here it is! Oh my goodness, how I love this tartan medley. I'm not sure why tartan is so big around Christmas, but I've not got a problem with this fabulous pattern being on trend again. The green teddy bear coat was from TK Maxx last year and is still a fond favourite of mine, cosy and snuggly, just like a cuddly bear in fact.


After searching the Internet for hours I came across these tartan trews (what beauties!) on the ASOS website and if you fancy them they've got £10 off now, see here. I totally love them and have had so many compliments about them and how very me they are. And now here they are teamed up with my fab M&S tartan boots and don't they look amazing together? Gush, gush!




The red pie crust, frilly cuffed blouse is by H&M and was sent all the way from Japan when my dear friend Ben was there on holiday. He came across it in a market and decided it had my name on it. It came by post, via surface mail arriving some 10 weeks after he got home. But arrive it did and thank you Ben - I love it!


Another H&M secondhand purchase is the Sealed With A Kiss Christmas jumper. I bought it on eBay last year and have found that the black makes it easy to pair with most festive outfits. I have a new sparkly jumper set aside for Christmas day and if all goes to plan I hope to sidetrack one of the family to take some photos before the post-dinner naps commence.


The black and silver ring is preloved and the frilly seaweed ring is by Emily Nixon.


From here on in, my lovely readers, I'm not sure how the rest of December will go blog-wise. I'd like to award myself with a few days off, away from the clamour of social media and let the blog bubble away, garnering comments from you or not as the case may be. 

On New Year's Eve I'll be joined by the Style Not Age Collective for our monthly challenge which just so happens to be Sequins. Oh dear, can you imagine what a terrible chore this will be for me to don something so brash and sparkly? Never fear, I'll give it my best shot!

In the meantime, I'd like to wish you all 
A Wonderful Christmas 
and let's catch up again soon!

Anna x

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15 comments

  1. What amazing trews! I love how you give a unique Anna twist to the Christmas jumper. Have a wonderful festive break!

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    1. Cheers for that Gail. I hope you've had a great Christmas and here's to another fab year for both of us!
      Happy New Year!
      xxx

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  2. True Anna style! Love it! Have a good one lovely lady xx

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    1. Thanks Laurie. I wish you all the best for a lovely year ahead - here's to 2019!
      xxx

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  3. The vanilla fudge does look rather scrumptious! Loving the tartan trousers and boots! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas. Ours will be a quiet one, just the way we like it. xxx

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    1. I'm delighted to say that the last batch of fudge is all done now and I've had a few days off over Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful New Year!
      xxx

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  4. Those breeks Anna!!!!
    Lovely to see them out again.
    Merry Christmas to you.
    Peace and happiness.
    XXX
    Samantha

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    1. Ye can take the girl outta Scotland, but ye cannie take Scotland outta the girl! These breeks are the ode to my homeland Sam. Wishing you a very Happy New Year xxx

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  5. Tartan is brilliant! Loving the boots with the fab tartan trews and the snuggly teddy bear coat.

    Season's Greetings!
    xxx

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    1. Thanks for your constant support Vronni and wishing you a wonderful New Year!
      xxx

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  6. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas dear Anna! You look wonderful in this ensemble- I love all the elements individually and the collective is very, very pleasing!!x

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    1. How very kind of you Kezzie. I hope you've had a great time over Christmas, done a bit of chillin' and now I wish you a very Happy New Year!
      xxx

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  7. I want to steal those pants!!!
    They're quirky perfection.
    They're a tartan treat.
    ALAS! They're not available in my size!
    You look darling here Anna and quite festive as well. Happy Holidays!

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    1. Hahaha, yes they're quirky alright! Sorry you can't get a pair, what a drag. Thanks for your lovely comments throughout the year Judy and very best wishes for 2019 xxx

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  8. Really hope you had a super Christmas! I reckon you did with those super sweeties as a treat! I'm still looking at our tins, but the diet has started so not sure I'll be having any!!!!! Lol Jacqui Mummabstylish

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