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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton


First of all, a belated Merry Christmas everyone!  Hope you all had a fabulous time and an appropriate food coma like I did.  Christmas Eve and Day I took a step back from the bloggy world; we were so busy sorting everything out beforehand and then Christmas Day itself I didn’t want to be glued to a camera or screen!  Just relaxed and helped with the dinner without fussing about documenting the day.  My hair was a mess and Christmas is done the comfy cosy way in our house, so no fancy OOTD to show either haha.  I received lots of lovely presents from my family, which I’ll definitely share over the next few posts.  Clothes, books (Christmas without books would be wrong), jewellery, perfume, skincare, those kind of things that I’m always gonna love!  Everyone else seemed to like the presents I gave them too, so Lily did well on both accounts. 😀

I’m looking forward to a chilled few days right now, which is pretty alien for me!  I’d like to be leaping (literally) straight back in to loads of exercise, but I’ve a pretty chesty cough atm so I’m still taking it easy with some gentle stuff.  Plus, it’d be wrong for all the Christmas food to be gone in one day!  It’d be wrong to buy and make just enough food; all about having more than enough and then leftovers for dayssss.

Oh and when I say ‘pretty chilled’, I mean at home or with Matty, but kinda getting stuff done too.  Definitely couldn’t hack the boxing day sales!  As I’ve said loads of times I’m definitely a morning person, but OMG I do not fancy battling the crowds for stuff that I don’t actually need.  I’d rather have sorted through my presents, filed them away nicely and had a general ‘getting myself together’ day tbh!  And the first few days after Christmas are always for wearing new clothes even just around the house, using new products (everyone smells exceptionally nice on boxing day) and reading the new books.  I can’t believe we’ve had nearly a week off already either – I have plenty to do (ugh revision ugh homework ugh) so ‘chilled productivity’ is what I’m aiming for!


shirt: H&M | necklace: Topshop (both Christmas gifts)

First book I’ve delved into is The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton – really liking so far!  It’s won loads of awards so I’m anticipating a good read.

How do you spend Boxing day?

lily kate x
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  • Reply
    26th December 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Sounds like you had a lovely time, hope you enjoy the rest of your day 🙂
    Hannah x

    • Reply
      lily kate
      2nd January 2015 at 9:52 pm

      thank you!

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    27th December 2014 at 12:31 am

    The most productive thing I’ve done all day is bake some banana bread. I haven’t even left the house. 😛

    • Reply
      lily kate
      29th December 2014 at 8:34 pm

      Well of all the productive things you could’ve done, baking banana bread is a pretty good choice. My fave :p

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    27th December 2014 at 10:15 am

    Let us know how you get on with The Miniaturist, it looks like a good read!
    Megan x
    London Callings

    • Reply
      lily kate
      29th December 2014 at 8:35 pm

      I will do! Really liking it so far. Book review maybe?

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    laura chester
    29th December 2014 at 8:20 pm

    I love that you’re reading The Minaturist! I work at Waterstones and for the past month it’s been the book of the year – I can’t count the amount of times I’ve had to explain what it’s about to a customer haha! Great post lovely.


    • Reply
      lily kate
      29th December 2014 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks Laura! I’ve found it difficult to explain too, but it’s a fab read.

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