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Is it really Sunday if you haven’t had a cuppa, run the bath (hot shower for those without a tub), stayed in your PJ’s to drink your tea and of course last but by no means least – PUT A FACE MASK ON?! Sunday’s are all about self care and really making yourself feel good both inside and out. As I have been feeling incredibly rough over the past week it is definitely View Full Post

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It’s BlogMas Day 2 – You wanna know what’s on my Christmas list?!

When you think of a Christmas list there are only two questions that usually come to mind. Have you been naughty or nice – am I right?! Well, this isn’t the same sort of Christmas list. This particular list of more along the lines of things that I want to do before the actual View Full Post

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I don’t know about you but for me this year has really just flown by and some of it seems to have escaped me. With a traumatic start to the year I honestly didn’t know where I would end up, but as we approach the final hurdle I can safely say – I have survived. Just about! View Full Post

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In case you didn’t know it’s Christmas Eve today and Christmas TOMORROW!

With all the shopping and wrapping done, cards delivered there is only one last thing that I have to do and that is to stick on my new pyjamas, put on a Christmas film and pour a large glass of champagne before I snuggle down. This year has been quite the roller coaster for both myself and the blog, even though I have taken a lot more photos this year than many before I have actually learnt to put the camera downs at times and actually step back, look up and really enjoy life.

Next year I have plans for many things but for once I think that I am going to keep them to myself and just get stuck in at actually making them happen. This is where Blog A Book Etc signs off for now and from me and mine to you and yours I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with lots of love of course.

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Bargain Stocking Fillers

Christmas morning means one thing in our household – STOCKINGS! Well, that and Champagne so maybe two things then. From a small something special to a raging joke of a present the stocking present is the perfect thing for those little bits that you really don’t want to put under the tree. This is by no means saying that you shouldn’t put these things under the tree but you know when there is a tradition in your house it seems to just carry on and it really is lovely when it does. With a glass of champagne in hand and the snowman film on in the background we chat about everything and anything and open up our presents before we have breakfast. When we buy these presents it a bit like a big secret Santa sack as we keep the gifts to a budget of under £15. With that in mind I have put together a little collection of things that have made it into the sacks in the past and may even continue to make an appearance. And for the men, especially, I’ve also picked up some beautiful Gift Baskets for Women that you can charm your lady with.

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Even though these choices have been used in the morning sacks I have also included some of them in personalised gift sets that I have made for individual people depending on their personal likes. The one thing that I like to remember when I am buying presents is that it is never about the cost of it but if the person will like it and actually find it helpful, useful or just really appreciates it.

What have you been busy buying?