The Simple Things

With Winter safely arrived (and very quickly), we've pulled out the gravy and opted for Winter casseroles twice a week. Because piling all the vegetables from the fridge into a big pot of warm gravy and leaving it in the oven for a few hours is the best thing about those dark evenings. And the smell as you arrive home, oh that smell.
Little R has finally realised that it's getting chillier, and decides that sleeping on the landing isn't that snug. There's always a race as to who can make it to bed first, and he seems to be winning at the moment. Sometimes I wish that I had his life. His food is always there for him, he gets pampered AND gets to sleep all day. I am jealous.
Most of this month has been spent hidden under the duvet due to the office bug and food intolerances (we're still working that one out) and if anything good has come from it, we've learnt to take things a little easier. We made plans not to make plans recently and enjoyed an ultimate lazy morning. With the sun shining too, it was bliss.
I think the award for the most beautiful Christmas decorations goes to Laura Ashley. A few weeks ago I popped along to their #HandmadeChristmas event which well and truly got me feeling festive and ready to embrace all things sparkly (it's the only time I'll allow for sparkles - sorry!) It also taught me that I really am super uncreative, and the kitty thought so too, when I woke to find my handmade headpiece had been eaten by him. Oh cat life.
Seeing these two ladies a few weeks ago was just delightful. Little Jazzpad never fails to make me smile, and just gets me. We always have such a wonderful time and can catch up till the cows come home (yes, I totally said that). It was also my first full time hanging out with the ever so sassy Miss Cohen, who is officially awesome.
It was my nana's birthday last week, so I put those floristry fingers to use again and attempted another tablepiece. For only supermarket flowers and greenery from the garden, I don't think I've done such a bad job (although I'm sad that I couldn't save the hessain from last time). My nana was pretty pleased which is the main thing.

24 comments

  1. Haha Little R is loving his life right now! He looks so snuggly. I'm v jealous! xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle & Fashion

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  2. That food looks delicious!

    http://skinandroses.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Aww this is such a lovely post and Little R is just the cutest

    Lizzie ♥| http://cornerofthoughtsox.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Lovely post! Little R is so cute. I'm definitely a wee bit jealous of his life! That picture from the Laura Ashley Christmas event makes me really excited for Christmas :)

    xx MImmi, Muted Mornings

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  5. Love your nana's present, you've got 'mad skills' as my brother would say!


    Maria xxx

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  6. Your arrangement for your nana is lovely :) Those little lessons paid off!

    Melissa | MELISSA LOVES THIS

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  7. Your cat is such a cutie! My cat has started coming under the duvet while I'm in it. He'll stand on my pillow and mew until I lift the duvet up and let him in to steal my body heat!

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  8. More catch ups as soon as possible, please! We need Claire to organise a housewarming xxxx

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  9. I love the look of your bedroom, it's so crisp and pretty! I hope you're both feeling better! You are so talented at floristry too, the arrangement is stunning.

    Scottish Outlander

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  10. What a great picture of Little R!

    Heather x

    http://heatherrrrm.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Great work with the tablepiece, it looks beautiful! :) I love the look of your bedroom too, so tranquil and bright! x


    www.beautyinmymind.com

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  12. You're my favourite <3 Have you still been experimenting with flowers love? I bought a bouquet of gerberas and they have lasted a fortnight! <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

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  13. Thanks so much Lindsay - I'm slowly getting there!

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  14. Ha - they know that it's snug time when it's Winter!

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  15. Thanks Mellissa, hopefully it's getting better!

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  16. I think he has the best life really....!

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  17. It tasted delicious too :)

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  18. He is always loving life Katy! ha.

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