Monday, 24 October 2011

October round up

Hello twinkly icicles, how are you all? I am enjoying my first day of half term, it's always so lovely to hit the snooze button and wake up refreshed and relaxed at 10 0' clock! I took Woody to the vet today for his myximatosis jab and a general check up, he was so scared bless him, he shook the whole time and kept trying to jump into my arms. I think it really is true that animals just know when they are at the vets. I felt so bad afterwards I dropped him home and then went to Pets at Home and spent a small fortune on treats for him, as well as some Christmas presents for his stocking!!

I thought it would be fun to do a round up blog post today, as I haven't done one for a while now, here goes...

My favourite TV show of the moment: This is a tough one as there is so much on I am enjoying at the moment! I would have to say 'Educating Essex' though. If you haven't seen any of this documentary you can catch up on 4OD, I really do think its worth a watch if you are interested about life in a typical Comprehensive secondary school in the UK. Some people have slated the attitude of some of the staff but I think they are great, they relate to the pupils well and reflect modern day teenagers, their likes and dislikes. I think the school and staff are providing a bloody good example for the pupils in the school (which is Ofsted rated Outstanding).

Best buy: Easy, my Mulberry! The pleasure/buzz hasn't worn off from this, especially when you go out and about and actually hear women whispering 'OMG look at her Mulberry!' Hahaha love it, see, instantly recognisable!! Rather randomly I would also say that another of my best buys recently has been my Glade Christmas scented candles... they are making me feel even more Christmassy and Festive!

Most looking forward to: Halloween! I love anything that fills the shop with seasonal products! I have already purchased a large tub of sweets for trick or treaters, last year we had some adorable local children knocking with their parents, dressed up to the nines in their Halloween finery. I also went to a halloween party last year dressed like this:

I went dressed as a sailor, however most people were in 'typical' halloween outfits such as witches, dracula, zombies etc... I think I misunderstood the brief! Haha loved the outfit though and looking at this picture makes me want to dye my hair red again!!

Listening to: Rihanna, Kanye West (not much new there!) and Beyonce's new stuff.

Best film: The best film I have seen recently is 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'. I loved the dark, gritty tale and cold war setting, I want to read the book now.

Best book: I am currently reading and enjoying 'Difficult daughters' by Manju Kapur which is set during the Partition. It explores the topics of education, love and parental relationships, I particularly like the way the book is written and the fast pace throughout.

On my wishlist: Hehe see previous posts on my Christmas wishlists! There are lots of things I want at the moment, however, one thing does spring to mind. I really want to try the new Vivo make up that is sold exclusively in Tesco as I have heard so many good things about it from other bloggers. I have visited the 2 Tesco stores where I live and neither have had it : ( The search continues!

I want this!!

October/November brings: Halloween and Fireworks excitement, lots of cosy nights in with hubby and Woody, more Christmas organisation and planning, and a trip to the Country Living Christmas show in Islington with my best friend and our mums! So excited for that!

The Country Living Christmas Fair in Islington, London.

Aim for the week: Relax, relax and relax some more! I am also going to shop a bit, watch some films and practice making some Christmas biscuits! In case I didn't say it before, I LOVE half term!! : )

Well that's just about everything, more soon strawberry bon bons xoxo


  1. Aw, poor bunny! I'm always tempted by everything at Pets at Home, so good. I'm really looking forward to watching TTSS when the DVD comes out! Love the roundup idea x

  2. Hehe I love Pet's at home, its one of my guilty shopping pleasures! I really want to buy Woody a cosy bed thing but hubby says he won't ever use it... still tempted though! xx

  3. your costume is so sweet - the cookies like <3

  4. I love the Sailor outfit, you look fab!! xx

  5. I love the sailor outfit as well!
    It's so unique and fun, I'm not into the whole zombie thing at all!
    Kerri at HollyMuffin

  6. Hello Sailor!! Fab round-up hun xoxo

  7. I love this post, thanks for your comment on my blog - yours is brilliant too I'll be following from now on! I'm so excited about Halloween, I love your sailor costume - me and my friends are going out dressed as witches at the weekend! Hope you have a lovely half term x

  8. Just looked at the photos below where you're holding your Mulberry! You lucky lady, such a gorgeous bag! Enjoy your half term! :) x

  9. Hehe the sailor outfit was amazing! Awww thank you Caroline, I do love my new Mulberry! : ) xoxo

  10. I am sooooo jealous that you're on half term, enjoy the long lie ins!x

  11. Hehe the long holidays really are one of my favourite parts of being a teacher! I can't help but feel smug when I'm toasty in bed, knowing everyone else is getting up in the dark! xx

  12. How amazing do you look in that sailor's outfit?!!! I love it and your red hair looked FAB! What are you dressing up as this year? x

  13. Haha thank you Sophie xx I am really thinking that I might do my hair red again very soon, but first I have to strip out the dark brown that it is now... I am very impulsive with these things though and once I decide, well, that's that! I don't think I will be dressing up as I'm not going to a party this year. I do love fancy dress though! ; ) xx

  14. Yay for Halloween!! I am totally with you on being super excited. It's the most fun holiday!
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  15. Awesome outfit! The Christmas market looks amazing! I like the one in Birmingham too! Enjoy half term.



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  17. Oh to have half terms again! October half term was always my favourite as a kid as it meant winter and christmas were a'comin'!
    Thats so true about animals and vets, I swear they can sense they're going before you even leave the house aswell

  18. Great post, i love your last years outfit, I wish I had a tesco's near me so I could try vivo :(
    Lucy x

  19. OMG you look awesome as a sailor!!!! you're hair looks amazing red it totally suits you!

    xo Jackie

    ps I saw that you're interested in the mark. Scene Stealer necklace =) mark. doesn't ship out of the US =( but I'd be happy to ship it to you if you're interested!!

  20. Lusting after the Vivo shimmer palette! Such beautiful colours in there xx


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