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5 fab things this week #25

Well the Christmas decorations are out and scattered around the house, so we are getting there. Not sure much will actually stay on the tree this year with our little ones around. I’m doing quite well with my Christmas shopping too, not too many more presents to get.

5 fab things this week #25

So here are my 5 fab things this week:

Elf on the Shelf

This is the first year of having our elf, Elfie, in the house and we are gradually getting a bit more daring as to what she gets up to. At first she just started in high up places out of the reach of the little ones, then she started playing with the children’s toys (which Charley wasn’t too impressed with). We’re looking forward to seeing what else we can get her doing next week!

Elf on the Shelf day 5

Light switch on at Wisley

We had another day out at Wisley this week. We just went for some lunch and a wander about but ended up staying to see the Christmas lights being switched on by Mary Berry. The lights around the garden are amazing, absolutely massive but so impressive.

Poinsettia christmas tree at Wisley
Poinsettia Christmas tree in the greenhouse

Christmas tree is up!

We normally end up with a real short fat Christmas tree as we live in a cottage with fairly low beamed ceilings. This year though as Bodhi is a little destructive we decided to get our artificial tree out of the loft just in case it gets pulled about and knocked over. It was last used in my house though with normal ceiling height so we’ve ended up only using half the tree, so it’s still a bit short looking! Its only half decorated as well as the children keep taking the baubles off! Below is a close up shot of the tree by Charley.

Christmas tree close up


I’m not very good at sticking with the same hair style (colour or length) for too long and have often ended up going short and blond. I’ve been dark and growing it for over a year now but I’m getting a bit bored of my hair again so when I went to the hairdressers at the weekend I asked to be a bit lighter. I love the feeling of going into the hairdressers, having lots chopped off or getting a new colour done and walking out feeling refreshed!

Just over a year ago I had short blond hair and I really liked it (though most people tell me they like my hair dark) but it was so expensive to keep getting it coloured and cut so often. I’m hoping going a bit lighter will satisfy my craving for a different look. (August 2014 – I loved it blonde and mad!)

Short blonde hair

Lazy Sunday lay-in

 Charley came in just before 7am and was happy to lay in our bed reading and playing CBeebies on the iPad, whilst we dozed for an hour before Bodhi woke up at 8am! Happy Days!

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19 thoughts on “5 fab things this week #25”

  1. Aww I love that your Elf is a girl!! I would’ve loved to have a girl instead of a boy! We are loving it here! My girls wake up every morning asking where the elf is? It is a hard work as you have to change him every night and you need a lot of imagination too!! But it is a lot of fun!! That Poinsettia Xmas tree in the greenhouse is just beautiful! I would love one for me!! LOL Although it would never fit in my little flat!! Regarding your hair, I love blond hair. I also like to do my highlights every 6 months when my roots are incredibly long and I can’t wait any longer!! LOL I love to have it lighter. You now need to put a current photo of your new look. I’m used to your profile photo with your dark hair so I’m looking forward to see how it looks like now!! 😉 I know I’m so curious!! LOL 🙂 xx

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    1. I don’t think Charley is quite sure about Elfie yet, maybe she is still a bit young?! I think its good fun though. My hairdresser has suggested going lighter gradually so she’s just put a few highlights in it this time, but I reckon I’ll end up being blond next year again. Your hair always looks amazing! I’d love to have the patience to grow it as long as yours x


  2. Great list! We are also having to constantly pick up baubles that have been pulled off the tree! I’ve never heard of the whole Elf on the Shelf before this year (not sure where I’ve been) but it’s such a fun idea and definitely something I’ll be doing once Taylor’s old enough to get involved. I’m totally with you with always changing my hair too – at least you have the sense to go to the hairdressers – I always get too impatient and start colouring it myself! #TwinklyTuesday x

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  3. I’ve just dyed my hair for the first time ever (I noticed some greys starting to peek through so had to take action!) I’m so boring with hairstyles – mine has been pretty much the same for years so I admire your bravery in changing things up! Just love this time of year and garden centres are always great for a little trip out at Christmas aren’t they? That poinsettia tree is amazing! #twinklytuesday

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  4. That poinsetta christmas tree is amazing. I have to cinfess though, I really do not like the elf on a shelf, they are scary!!
    Thanks for sharing, Tracey xx #abitofeverything

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  5. Fab list. I’ve finally finished putting my tree up, so late this year! I love getting my hair done too, especially when it’s a total change 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes


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