Tuesday, 29 November 2011

A Late Weekly Roundup

Bobble hat
This week, I've really been obsessing over Innocent Smoothies and their Big Knit campaign! I think the idea is absolutely adorable and the money goes to such a good cause. Unfortunately, I've been hunting at local Boots stores and haven't managed to get my own Innocent bottle with a cute little hat.....! Truly gutted!! After spending hours upon hours looking at other blog posts, Innocent's own website and google images, I am literally obsessed with these little things!!
Anyway.....Me being me, I decided to pick up some knitting needles and got knitting!! My mum had endless amounts of wool at our house, and now my bed is literally covered in wool!! I came up with this little cutie of an Innocent hat/egg cosy/whatever you want to call it!! I'm going to make some and give as Christmas presents for my lovely ladies, along with a cute vintage egg cup and hand made egg candles!
What do you think of this idea??

Christmas Shopping
I only started on my Christmas shopping last Saturday. Shameful, I know.....My aim however, was to get most of my Christmas shopping sorted this last weekend, I really don't want a repeat of last year....!
Last year was in fact a bit of a nightmare. Our November here in north Wales had been extremely cold, to the point where we saw snow earlier than usual! At the beginning of December, I was in fact literally snowed in, it cleared for about a week or so, then returned heavily! My boyfriend's mum and sister had to fetch me in their Landrover on Christmas day in order to be able to spend time with them! (And of course I had been stuck at home watching the Doctor Who box set with my dad for weeks on end, and couldn't go out to buy them their Christmas gifts.....Very sad times indeed!)
This year has been extremely odd, our November has been much much warmer. No cold mornings de-icing the car or signs of snow up on the mountains!!

I managed to pick quite a few things up from Oxfam on Saturday. I always love Oxfam because they sell cute fairtrade stuff! I bought some recycled paper notebooks, cute leather money boxes and yummy smelling incense sticks!!

The BF
The BF making a little appearance there!! I do miss him very much. As you all know, I'm back home working at the moment due to some hard financial times + Christmas coming up. some extra pennies were definitely needed!! (Although this week has been turned upside down and I've had to take 3 days off work...All will be explained later on in this post!)
We often spend lots of time on Skype, this is him doing the 'full moon, half moon, total eclipse' from the Jaffa Cakes advert using a giant Jaffies box I bought him which was ahem meant to be an Xmas pressie!! 

I've been struggling with anaemia for quite some time now. I was a very strict vegetarian until fairly recently when my iron levels became extremely low. My doctor had supplied me with an iron oral solution (very disgusting indeed.....!)
I've been looking for an alternative solution to awful tasting medicine and hard to swallow iron tablets. I came across SpaTone, which are little individual sachets of water enriched in iron sulphate. Like any other iron supplement, they have an extremely metallic taste and best taken with a glass of fruit juice to dilute. 
I will be posting a review on these soon. I only received them on Friday, so I won't be posting about them for another week or two! But for anyone who's been curious about this product, keep your eyes peeled!!

On Sunday, my dad and brother went to see the football game, and so I tagged along in order to get most of my Christmas shopping sorted!! I was so amazed by their Christmas displays this year! Especially the giant reindeer! So incredibly cute + you could even walk under it!
They also had oversized 'paper chain' decorations running through the indoor section of Liverpool One!
If you're planning on visiting Liverpool fairly soon, they have their Christmas Market on too!! They have a cute little merry-go-round and helter skelter along with some cute food stalls just outside Liverpool One opposite the restaurants too!
In other news- On the way home from Liverpool, me and my brother ate some dodgy food and suffered some extreme food poisoning yesterday. So unfortunately, everything has had to be put on hold! Including listing some work up on here if you'd like to buy a few things as Christmas pressies!! (I'm off sick from work for two more days....)
Apologies to those I have promised I would knit you some headbands too!! They will be knitted and on the way as soon as possible!!

I hope you've had a lovely weekend!



  1. I think the eggcup pressie idea is wonderful! Loving the cute little hat/egg warmer, too cute!
    Poor you getting food poisoning :( I hope you're feeling better now? xx

  2. Oxfam for christmas presents?! Such a good idea.... will have to have a cheeky look myself!!!

  3. Thank you for your comment lovely ladies :)
    x x x

  4. Lovely photos, the hat at the first photo is so cute!

  5. Looks like a good week! It's not even December yet so I don't think you're too late with the Christmas shopping yet. I know a couple of people who start Christmas shopping on the 23rd...of December :P


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