Feeling Festive & Giveaway Day 6

Monday, 6 December 2010

Do permit me a small moan please.
Life is so flipping busy at the moment and I am feeling very stressed out. The next couple of weeks at work are very, very busy and the time in between getting home and going to bed seems to be shrinking by the day (and no, I'm not getting to bed any earlier. Anything earlier than 1am is a miracle). I have no time to go swimming and the diet has gone completely off the rails. There are so many things I want to blog about and I'm really struggling to even take proper photographs, let alone do the writing up. So please don't get cross with me for being a rubbish blogger. I have beautiful photos for you as an apology - just a selection taken at work over the past week:





Some of my beaded baubles go on temporary loan every year.





I'm feeling much more Christmassy now!


On the sixth day of my giveaway, I will give to thee:



Not a goose because clearly that would be awkward to post. But we all know that geese lay golden eggs and this delightfully kitsch little egg box necklace made me smile. Even if the jewellery isn't quite to your taste, I hope the chocolate will be.

44 comments:

  1. Don't over do it dear lady xx Your gorgeous baubles look perfect on that rather magnificent specimen of tree.

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  2. don't give yourself too much to do:) the blogging world can wait for all things you want to blog about. you dont wanna get too stressed out and run down right before christmas - don't wanna catch a cold! take care please! :) xxx

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  3. beautiful pics, lucky you getting to work some where pretty. don't over do it though, you don't want to be ill for christmas (i was one year and it was rubbish!)

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  4. Wow you're so lucky to work somewhere that has decorations like that (even if your time appears to be disappearing). We have a sad little Christmas tree in reception and that's it. I think it might be time to get my little blow up tree out of hiding and put it on my desk.

    And I freaking LOVE that necklace. Mine mine mine, it needs to be mine.

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  5. Oh I would feel so Christmassy if I worked there! Your baubles are gorgeous (haha, so to speak!) and I LOVE that there's a flamingo on the tree! Don't work too hard petal, you can only do what you can do xx

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  6. Lovely photos Alex, your beaded baubles are perfect on that tree.

    Your giveaway today is so cute!

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  7. Gorgeous pictures!! Where do you work? It looks like something out of a fairytale! :)

    I just wanted to say your giveaway is amazing!! What an absolutely brilliant idea and I love the things you've chosen for each day, I would never have been able to find all those things. I'm looking forward to see what the next few days bring.

    Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog a while back hun xxx

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  8. oh even my inner grinch is struggling not to feel christmassy after that amazing tree in your work photos! and the baubles look so professional!!

    the eggbox necklace is awesome, where on earth did you find this!? xx

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  9. Alex, your place of work is spectacular and the festive decor is beautiful, this is a busy time of year, so try to de stress when you can, sounds like you need some pampering. Don't worry about blogging, we will all still be here.
    XXX

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  10. I love your beaded baubles! clever you!
    Gill

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  11. Ooooooohh that necklace is tres spectacular! Hope you feel more relaxed soon, i find it goes in peaks and troughs, sometimes you have LOADS to blog about and sometimes I am completely out of inspiration!!
    take care! becki x x x

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  12. the decorations are so gorgeous, where do you work? The necklace is absolutely adorable too, i'm keeping my fingers crossed to finally win a giveaway! i hope things calm down soon :) x

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  13. Your workplace is soooo wonderful. You lucky, lucky girl. x

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  14. Still jealous of you working in a goegeous building! It's the first time I've made it in since the snow arrived a week ago and everyone in my building is in a foul mood. SO not a nice place to be today.
    he necklace and your photos have cheered me up somewhat though- thank you!

    xxx Maddie

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  15. Oh goodness this may be my favourite day yet, the egg box necklace is so adorable. (Crosses fingers for win)

    Please don’t worry about being a bad blogger, no one expects you to work yourself to death, I’m sure wonderful posts will come, and this 12 day giveaway is more than enough of a treat for all of your readers x

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  16. Where on earth do you find all these amazing things? x

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  17. That tree is sooo lovely!! And your beautiful baubles look amazing on it. You poor thing, hope things get a little less busier soon! Your giveaways are so impressive also, where on earth do you find such things that fit so perfectly?? :) xx

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  18. I want that necklace so much! You do have some lovely giveaway items. Can you let me know where you got the necklace from, I may need to buy it if I don't win! x

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  19. thoose decorations and that tree are beautiful!
    xxx

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  20. For a start, moan as much as you like, it's your blog! Your workplace is beautiful :) I feel your pain with the diet (she says, while eating coffee cake..) In times like these I find it easier to not even bother and focus on the more important stuff until I can get my mind back into it. It's too cold to go swimming anyway ;) x

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  21. Aah gorgeous tree! I'm getting one donated to me, cant wait to dig out some decorations and start feeling festive! That necklace is also awesome, I almost want it as a tree decoration now haha :)

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  22. Lovely pictures, I'm glad you cheered yourself up! Your baubles are so amazing, I'm wayyyyy jealous.

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  23. Gorgeous pics - the tree looks beautiful. I know it's hard but try to factor in wee bit of quiet time for yourself each day - even if it's just 10 mins somewhere peaceful. xx
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  24. So cute ! love the egg necklace and the christmas tree and place where you went . looks fun !

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  25. The Eggbox necklace is beyong lovely.

    Love seeing your baubles on the tree too, I'm not a huge Christmas fan, but even I like a classy tree with lovely decs!

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  26. oh my how cute is the egg box necklace!! And your beaded baubles are truly inspired....keep breathing and take it one day at a time...

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  27. Seriously, don't stress. Blogging is fun, but it doesn't help you sleep! Make sure you have your priorities right - we'll all be here when you're on the other side!

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  28. Dear Alex, yes don't worry. It's so hard to fit everything in. Just be sure to make some time for yourself.

    Fabulous pictures and what a gorgeous place you work in. I love the tree. I am feeling much more Christmassy now. I'm about to sit down to a Christmas movie and I suggest you do the same xx PS. The eggbox necklace is fab, but don't enter me, you know I have too much!

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  29. try to keep it together hun... urdoing an amazing job - and those baubles - to die for!!!

    Huggs

    Feeneyfoofoo xxx

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  30. Love the festive picks! :) x

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  31. ps my striped tights on my blog where from Marks and Spencer :) sorry for the late reply! x

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  32. Awesome awesome tree... And you deserve some R&R!
    That egg necklace it too special, love it!
    x

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  33. I am so so taken with your baubles Alex, they are absolutely beautiful. I just can't believe you make them, they're just so intricate. And love the necklace! xx

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  34. i so agree about the stress levels!!
    cute necklace as well :)
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  35. Ha! Wonderful egg box, how wonderfully bizarre!
    Kandi x
    p.s. make sure you get those beautiful baubles back :)

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  36. Aww lovie, try not to stress out too much. Hugs!
    Your workplace looks so beautiful and elegant and your baubles look perfect with it. x

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  37. Moan away,darl!! It's just generally crazy everywhere at the moment.G is having a shitty week,I'm just laughing at everything or I'll hit someone.....nuts! Keep smiling,or as they say,keep calm and carry on!ahahahahahahaaaweeeeeeeeeexxxxxxxxxxxxxcount me in again,you fabulously sweet treasure,you!!LOve!!!

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  38. Hello Alex, remember me? :) I love your photographs, what camera do you use? And those beaded baubles are gorgeous! I'm also loving the giveaway goodies. My new blog can be found here - http://www.findingthewhitehorse.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  39. 'Tis the season after reading this post! What beautiful holiday decorations =)

    And that necklace is super adorable! I've never seen a charm like it.

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  40. You works Christmas decorations put mine to shame! The necklace is possibly the cutest thing I have seen in a very long time!

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  41. I love the block ornament. It reminds me of some of ours, and I don't even know where they came from.

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  42. That necklace is gorgeous, it's so different, I love it!

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  43. i just ate an egg, and then saw this, it made me smile on a lonely day when my housemates have all gone to thier parents for christmas and im here another night till my train in the morning!id so so love love that, i really like unusual jewelery.
    i do think eggs should be called oggs though. I love them, real or chocolate. omnomnom.
    and i love your blog!
    happy christmas :) :)

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  44. Beautiful photos, and your beaded baubles are gorgeous! I am addicted to eggy bread so loving that necklace

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