I bought my Christmas day/festive season party frock the other day. This is it. It’s quite short isn’t it? Mrs Woog made me try it on before we taped the show the other day and then insisted that I could wear it, and nay SHOULD wear it on Christmas day. I needed to find a frock that could be dressed up, but have swimmers on underneath it as we are spending Christmas up at the farm and will be no doubts having a swim between champagnes and seafood. I think this will do the trick. For down here in the highlands I will be able to wear it over some skinny jeans like a smock. May I suggest to you to go shopping with a friend? And or asking for help when you are in a store. I did this the other day as well as the helpful woman in Sussan gave me a gazillion different things to try on (some that I would normally not ever try on) that actually looked good. And I would never have known! Ask for help…I think it makes for more successful and adventurous shopping.
Nikki wrote a great post on Christmas day frocks/style the other day which you should read. Here it is. I’m good like that. Don’t you think a new frock is essential for Christmas Day? My Mum always got us one from when we were little and I haven’t let go of that since.
Speaking of things over swimmers, I saw this Tigerlily swimmer mu-mu/kaftan thingy and I have been having non stop thought about it since. I asked Mrs W what she said, she said no. I made my little sis and her stylish friend Betty go and check it out for me, and they said no. But yet? Still having thoughts about it days later. As Daisy would say after she gives her news…thoughts/comments/questions?
Now because I care I have sourced you guys a 25% DISCOUNT on some fabulous frocks….some of which could be used for Christmas/NYE. Sarah Hardie from Fabrick has created some real pearlers. Like this one:
I love discovering new blogs and most of all I love discovering GOOD new blogs. Found one for you! Meet Mogantosh, or Rachael. She is very funny. And writes good and stuff. Read it here. Doesn’t she just look like someone you would want to be mates with?
Speaking of blogs, did you know that Salvation Jane (aka Jane Hall) is back? It’s been 18 months since she wrote a post but I have it on good authority that she will be back. Worth a look…the girl has STYLE.
You know how I love to share with you the occasional game changer. I’m talking roasting broccoli, Apple TV, Hendricks gin. Well I have something new to add to the list. Bear with me as I take you back, right back to 1985. I give you:
I was lucky enough to have one of these bad boys sent to me last week. Now THIS was something that Rob was interested in. Sodastream! In fact, it was on the list for him for Christmas. Our household goes through a LOT of mineral water. It’s all we drink during the week…so many empty plastic bottles though. So much recycling. And we always run out. But now? Done! GAME CHANGER. I’m not sure we will venture into the syrups…actually, if anything I might use some of the syrups I have created before like the rosemary or rhubarb ones to create some lovely cocktails…but I’d say it’s just going to be mineral water. HOME MADE 1987 MINERAL WATER.
I’ll be ordering one of these for home next year. Thanks for the link Lucinda! Yellow AND butter. It’s like they drew what is most precious to my heart.
Watched Love Actually the other night and plan on watching The Holiday tonight. Rob is away and it’s time for me to embrace all that is girly and Christmassy and teary. So excited!
Do you have your Christmas frock yet?
Thoughts/comments on the Tigerlily frock? It would get flogged don’t you think?
Got any new blogs you want to share? Yours? Link up/share in the comments!
How good are soda streams?!
And lastly, can we talk about my festive header? Please say we can!