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I made it back to Leicester with no problems.  It was very very very cold when I stepped off the bus, but thankfully the snow had stopped (it has since restarted but I don’t mind, now I can enjoy it for its prettiness and not worry about travelling… for a few weeks).

I had a brilliant time with my mum and Steph, and was very sad to leave them both.
Time for photographic evidence of a good time had by all…

Mum and me at the Christmas lights exhibits in Leicester – if you’re new to my blog you’ll soon learn that stupid posed photos are my family’s ‘thing’!

On our way to Manchester – excited to see Steph soon!

Shopping and Manchester Christmas markets

Steph and Mum at breakfast at The Deaf Institute (breakfast was fantastic by the way)

The bathroom walls were covered in graffiti, it adds to the atmosphere of the place, so I helped out.

Just before we went our separate ways :(

When Mum got to the airport we discovered that one of the two airports in Belfast had cancelled its flights, and another airport not far from home had also closed.  Thankfully the one Mum was flying to stayed open and she got home, albeit a little late.

Thanks for an awesome weekend Mum and Steph, I had such a good time :)

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My mum is coming!

I am trying to cram in a week’s worth of uni work in about an hour and a half.
I won’t get any done the rest of this week,

My mum is coming to visit!

She is currently in the air, zooming over at x-thousand feet, soon to land in very cold England.
Mum, I hope you packed a coat.

I am so excited :)
I reckon we’ll spend most of our time shopping, drinking coffee and shopping some more.

We’re going to go and visit Steph, my sister, on Friday (she goes to uni a few hours north of where I live).

Steph will kill me for this photo, but I love her enthusiasm :)

Both of the pictures were taken at Portstewart Strand (the best beach in Northern Ireland) at the end of Summer 2009.
That day is one of my happiest family memories.

Anyway, if I don’t post for several days you know why.
Hope you all (who am I talking to? myself?) have a great weekend :)

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Stationery :)

I know I’ve blogged about this before, but I can’t help it…

I love stationery

Folksy (the British version of Etsy) has some fantastic stationery items.
I want to spend hundreds (okay, thousands) of pounds on all the beautiful items I look at for hours.
Some people are so talented.

Cute birdie stamps from Skull and Cross Buns

Beaut Christmas card from Canny Belle

Heart bookmarks by Asking For Trouble

Owl card and baby onesie cards from LoveMaisy

Adorable envelopes from Lily P Chic

Apple and pear card, and heart stickers from Little Bird Too

I’m so happy just looking at all of this!

P.S. I had my first Christmas coffee of the season yesterday :) Christmas in a cup never fails to make me smile.

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It’s cold.

It really feels like Winter now.
It’s so cold out.

I’m not a big fashion-follower but I love cute Winter clothes (in my kind of style), like…

[Items from BooHoo, ASOS and Folksy.]

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Welcome, October.

Month of hats and gloves, fireworks, twinkly lights and of course, my birthday.

I love October.

To celebrate, let’s have a little bit of window shopping.

All of the above is porcelain (except the toast, I believe)

I don’t even eat eggs but I love these.

I love strawberry printed things. I also love strawberries to eat.

This bowl would be the perfect gift for my mum.  I wouldn’t mind one either.

Individually wrapped soap ‘sweets’ for the bathroom, love it!

All items available from (and all photos courtesy of) this fabulous website.

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