GENEVIEVE SWEENEY KNITWEAR

I don’t think I could live without knitwear. Not just in autumn / winter but all year round, it really is a wardrobe staple for me. And this outfit proves that, given half a mind, I can and will wear it practically top to toe! Keep-forever, heritage knits form a crucial back bone to that wardrobe (with one or two cheeky high street additions I’ll admit). Regular readers will know how long I’ve admired British designer Genevieve Sweeney and her premium knitwear range, so I’m thrilled to bring you a giveaway from her today, plus an amazing discount code, and all just in time for Christmas too!

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CELEBRATING A WHITE XMAS AT LE MANOIR

When it comes to blogger treats, give me a beautiful old house and gardens plus great food and company and I’m there. I recently got together with The White Company and a few other bloggers at Raymond Blanc’s amazing Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire and the result was a very festive day. 

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ALL WRAPPED UP

Apologies to anyone expecting a masterclass on Christmas gift wrapping! Sadly I didn’t get around to that post this year. Instead I’m talking about wrapping myself up, in lots of nice cosy layers, plus one or two gift ideas that wouldn’t look amiss wrapped up under the tree either.

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10 XMAS DECOR IDEAS FOR ALL BUDGETS

picmonkey-image-copy-2For some reason, I’m really eager to get my Christmas on this year. I can’t wait to start making the place look merry and bright. We’re getting our tree this weekend and of course we’ll be bringing out our favourite decorations from the loft but I’d like to add to the collection with some new bits and try out one or two different ideas too. As with most things, I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to spend a lot to make things look good so this round up of my favourite festive products and ideas is one that should suit a range of budgets. 

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