December seasonal cheer at Candy Pop HQ :: It wouldn’t be Christmas without snapping this Bromyard door :: A very vintage angel :: A stunning wreath in Toast, Westbourne Grove, created by my talented friend Alex of Aesme :: Sunshine, fresh air and trees :: Festive feasting :: A few of my favourite things – garden planning with the delightful Terrariums Under Glass, party shoes by Boden, a vintage bluebell candle by Kinship of Oxford and plywood deer from the Design Museum :: The days between Christmas and new year are mostly spent exploring :: A cosy Sunday at home
My December shot for A Year of Moments with Lobster & Swan :: The simple things :: All you need is a wire hanger, holly and red ribbon :: Rosie and Anna of Independent Oxford looking fabulous at the Oxford Instameet :: New Year’s Eve vibes :: Oh how I love vintage browsing in Leominster :: A quiet corner :: In London for a blogger’s creative workshop with Houzz at Heal’s :: Breathtaking Blenheim Palace on Boxing Day
Enjoying a Candy Pop ‘office party’ in the Cotswolds with my man :: I love bells, deer, succulents and plastic cameras :: Anyone for a festive fruit wreath? :: Restyling my bedroom for December with a little help from the Secret Linen Store :: Becoming a Panasonic Lumix Ambassador :: Sharing a few of my favourite festive pastimes :: Celebrating Christmas Eve, Eve in Burford :: Cheerful bits and bobs :: The most wonderful time of the year
Doesn’t it seem like only yesterday we were planning Christmas? And now here we are putting on a brave January face and enjoying the comfort of routine. I decided to spend the majority of the festive period offline so I could recharge and focus on my family. I had lots of fun with my niece and nephews making balloon animals and watching Stick Man, which has turned into my January ear worm: I’m Stick Man, I’m Stick Man, I’m Stick Man, that’s me.
My holidays were full of dreamy views over Herefordshire, vintage shop browsing, delicious food, great company, non-stop films and slow starts. It was empowering to switch off the internet and I can thoroughly recommend the joy of missing out, especially when there is chocolate to be eaten. I feel refreshed, full of ideas and ready to leap into 2016.
I hope you had a fabulous December, Christmas and new year and January is treating you with kindness and care. For my latest adventures, including a trip to Hogwarts, you’ll find me on Instagram and Twitter, I hope to see you there!