Thursday, 3 December 2015

Decorations and illuminations

So, 5 days after running the B Jewellery stand at the Market Harborough Christmas Fair, I think I've thawed out just enough to write to you!

Despite the freezing cold, everyone was in good spirits, bustling about to start their gift shopping. It was such a nice opportunity to meet some genuinely lovely people, which entirely made up for the sore legs and cold fingers at the end of the day! I even had one of my Christmas presents bought for me, so it'll be twinkles on Christmas morning for me! Market Harborough is a gorgeous town, even more so now it is lit up with its Christmas lights. It's always a pleasure to visit.

After making our way home, and heading out for a well-earned drink that evening, Sunday was dedicated to the annual Christmas decoration mission at me parents house. This is a serious affair, my dad and I don't trust just anyone with our tinsel and tree. We sent my mum out shopping and got down to business. Their entire home now resembles a well put together grotto so I feel we were successful in our mission! Putting up the decorations with my dad is one of my favourite activities of the year. I get my love of Christmas from him, so prancing around the living room belting out 'I wish it could be Christmas every day' is an apt way of spending time together! I even managed to swipe some extra tinsel and baubles for my own mini-grotto.

After the lights had been strung up, the baubles hung and the tinsel draped, I was off out again, this time to the cinema. I caught Mockingjay Part 2. Not a huge fan of the book, I still felt like I should see the series through to the end, and I'm glad I did. You won't hear me say it often (it's akin to blasphemy in my world), but I actually preferred the film to the book. It was a slightly depressing end to an otherwise festive day though!

I'm having a calmer week this week, with a few more nights in, so I've been relatively boring of late. But I'm back in action this weekend. The Black Tom area in Bedford is hosting its annual Window Wanderland event. Locals in that particular area sign up to decorate their windows with festive fun, open their doors and host bands for people to come and listen to, play movies for people to watch, or hand out Christmassy refreshments. It will be the first time I've attended so I'm looking forward to joining in with the community and admiring the effort that has been put into making the event. You can make your own way around the area, or join up with one of the tours, which meet at Park Road Methodist Church at 5.30pm, 6.30pm or 7.30pm. The tour ends at the Burnaby Arms where you can vote for the most impressive window. If you'd prefer to make your own way around, find the map of windows to visit here:

It's also the Christmas Tree festival at St Paul's Church taking place from Wednesday to Saturday at 10am-5pm, and Sunday from 2pm-5pm, in aid of the Bedford Hospitals Charity. The money raised is donated to both the charity and the church, with admission at £2.50 for adults and free for children. Local children's choirs and cellist group Cellophony will be performing throughout that time. For more info visit

I'll be trying out an eggnog recipe at some point over the weekend, if a success I will of course share. As long as I'm still sober enough to type that is!


  1. I do hope you enjoy your weekend and that recipe you will be trying out ♥

    1. Thank you, you too! I'll update on recipe success! Your blog is beautiful y the way :) x