31 December 2016

2016: The Best Bits



I really love the time between Christmas and New Year, it's definitely a time for quiet reflections, slowing down and taking stock. Before I knew it New Years Eve is upon us so here are the best bits from my year. List borrowed from Amy Elizabeth.

21 December 2016

Wonderful Wednesday Fifteen



Good morning and happy Wednesday! Well, it would be happy if we weren’t awoken at 5am by screaming pipes. It turns out there’s been a burst pipe on a road near us and we had no water!! Luckily, I had the foresight to ensure there was just enough water in the kettle for two cups of tea before I went to bed. There might have been bloodshed, just saying. On the upside, Severn Trent were already working on it at 7am so I may have water when I just home. Happy days!

Christmas Chocolates
I think I might have eaten my bodyweight in chocolate over the past couple of weeks. It was the chocolate orange at my parent’s which started me on this slippery slope. I am comforted by the fact that they are apparently smaller, making the fact that I ate a further two a non-issue. Of course, the seemingly endless boxes of Roses which keep appearing on our desks are helping either!

7 December 2016

Wonderful Wednesday Fourteen



Good morning and a wonderful Wednesday to you! I'm not going to lie, this week has felt pretty challenging as I'm on the cusp of a cold. That, combined with being very busy at work is pretty much just wiping me out. I'm tired all. the. time. so I'm making sure to get plenty of rest in the evenings and just chill out. Runny nose aside, there have been some lovely bits this week, here's some highlights.

Oh Christmas Tree
In the past week I have had the joy of decorating three Christmas trees! Not only did we pick up our own last Wednesday evening, but I also decorated the work tree and the one at my parents. I love getting out all that glitters and hanging it from the branches. This year we opted for a real tree which we bought on recommendation from Ikea. Not only are there trees £25 no matter the size, but we got a £20 voucher for use in Jan/Feb and they also recycle the trees into cat litter for the local shelter! So basically we bought a £5 tree which makes the bungalow smell amazing and we get to do some good for cats too.

Instagram

© Paper & Lilacs. Design by FCD.