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Friday, 1 February 2013

Loves and loathes - January

Blimey this table looks dusty!

This month on my list all bar one were Christmas presents from my lovely family. Ah bless them! I am a lucky girl.

Getting new slippers is a tradition in my house at Christmas. My Mum used to do it for me and in recent years Mr B.P. has taken over. I did hint that I had seen some rather fetching purple furry ones in M&S and when we went shopping I 'believed' he was heading there, but no he came out of Debenhams, bag in hand declaring he had purchased my slippers. I have to say I was a tad disappointed thinking oh no yet again he hasn't listened to a word I've said...... but then on Christmas morning he surprised me with these little babies!



           I LOVE THEM!!!!!!

           I LOVE THEM!!!!!!

           I LOVE THEM!!!!!!





I have to give myself a slap for presuming he'd got me something I wouldn't love but the boy done good. I love the colours, the fake furry lining and look at those little pom-poms! They are well loved and well worn in already! (as you can probably tell).


If you've been reading my blog for a bit or you follow me on twitter you will have gathered I have a love for scented candles and my Sister got me this gorgeous Colony candle in Figgy Pudding (love the name!), I would have liked to have shown you it all aglow but unfortunately I love it so much that by the end of the month it had all burned away! It was a deep magenta colour and just smelled of all the good things which represent Christmas.


I was lucky enough to get a beautiful gift box from Sanctuary from my brother and sister-in-law and this lip balm was inside. My love of lip balms is right up there with scented candles! I am always happy when I discover a new one and this Sanctuary one did not disappoint. It's very creamy, long lasting and hydrating, if a little 'white' in colour, but we shall forgive it that one tiny error!

Next up is my new Kindle. I 'fought' long and hard to not give in and get an ereader, but I read so much and have a distinct lack of space in my home for new books (yep I know I could use my library but I always forget to return books on time blah blah blah) so I gave in and put an ereader on my list. I asked for the basic one, I just wanted to read books on it and have it as close as possible to the printed page, so Mr B.P. treated me to this:


I do not know how I lived without it! As well as being super light weight, obviously there are no physical pages to turn so it means I can put it on the counter and read when I am cooking dinner. They don't say women can multi-task for nothing hey! I remember seeing that advert where you see people walking down the stairs, brushing their teeth etc whilst reading and I thought nah that would never happen in real life. I can assure you fine folks it does, I have become one of those people! (is that a good or bad thing?, answers on a postcard). My only regret (or maybe Mr B.P.'s) will possibly be not upgrading and going for the paperwhite which has an inbuilt light, as I have been reading into the wee small hours and it would be good not to disturb the sleeping one, but so far it has been alright.


The last thing on my loves list is a treat I got myself before Christmas after seeing my Sister had one (and I was very jealous), and it's this neat little Cath Kidston diary. I know I am in the techno age and I use twitter and write a blog and have a smart phone and all that jazz but I just prefer using a diary for my day to day appointments, there is just something about seeing it written on a page which commutes to my brain much easier. This one is great because it is just the right size for my handbag, with a week to view and opposite a page to write notes and at the back is more note space and little perforated pages which you can, well use for anything you like really. I would have shown you a photo of the prettiness which is inside but unfortunately I do have something written on every week.


So there you go, my loves list for January and the best bit is I have no loathes for this month - hurrah!

So what has been on your hit and miss list this month?  





22 comments:

  1. I've got that diary! I love your slipper boots, I got a nice knitted pair of slippers from plumo which were a surprise and I love them x

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    1. It's a great little diary isn't it? Perfect handbag size x

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  2. Gorgeous slippers! I love a good pair of unique slippers! X

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    1. Thanks Claire, they are so warm as well x

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  3. I love those slippers - bet your feet don't get chilly in those babies! My hubby has the same kindle (also with no light - unlucky for me) - he's a proper bookworm too. xx

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    1. Jenny my hubby has a clip on light for his kindle which he picked up in local bookshop - means if he want to keep reading - I can sleep x

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    2. They sure do stay toasty Jen! I can second what Sandra says re the light x

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  4. Those slippers are so cute check out my cath kidston giveaway 1stepclosereveryday.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Terr, I shall have a look at your giveaway!

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  5. those slippers do look like the cosiest things in the world!! xx

    coldknees.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They are toasty warm Rachel! x

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  6. I love your slippers! I also have that diary :)

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    1. Thanks! This diary appears to be a very popular one, but then I think Cath Kidston stuff is sooooo popular anyway!

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  7. I love a good new pair of slippers! They look so cosy, I got some similar ones in my stocking and if I'm in the house, they're on my feet!xxx

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    1. Me too and I always have the ceremonial dumping of the old pair as soon as a new set are on my trotters!

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  8. I LOVE those slippers, they look super warm & cosy! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. They are Jennie, I am really chuffed with them! x

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  9. I love your slippers, I have a similar pair!

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    1. Thanks! You'll have to put a pic on your blog!

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  10. That Colony candle looks and sounds gorgeous, really like the name of it. I'm cracking out some left over Christmas Cookie Yankee Tarts today, seems a bit wrong in February but have to make the most of the winter months! Ha.
    I've always put off getting a Kindle too, mainly because I'm worried it'll hurt my eyes in the same way that reading from a computer does. Do you have this problem? I also do love real books, and would HATE to see them become a thing of the past!
    Mel xx

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The name is fab isn't it! I'm still burning the remains of the bottom of my Christmas candles, I like to get the very last dregs out of them 'cos lets face it they aren't cheap are they! I too was worried about the screen but I went for the (I think it's called) e-ink which I think only comes on the basic Kindle (my one) and the paperwhite. It really does read like a book. The font (which is changeable to your preference) looks like book print and the screen is more grey to look like the pages of a book. I have heard that the Kindle fire and fire HD are more like reading a computer screen and also aren't very good in daylight. I too would hate for real books to become a thing of the past. I hear people say they won't but then many a similar thing was said about the high street but look at all the shops which are closing due to to increase in online shopping, so who knows what the future holds for books :/

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  11. Those slippers are so cute! Love them :) I used to have some nice fluffy ones like that and they do keep your feet so so cosy! x

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