December Frolics

Thursday, 20 December 2012

This month is always hectic. Big events at work, lots of shopping to be done, parties, ridiculous amounts of baking, meeting up with friends... It's rare that I have any free time during the majority of December. I'm permanently knackered and skint and my body and bank balance don't thank me for it!

But I finished work on 14th December and all of my Christmas stuff is DONE. I can now breathe a huge sigh of relief and enjoy myself until 7th January when I go back to work.  It all starts today as I have a quick jaunt down to London planned to watch the showjumping at Olympia.  Exciting!

December hasn't been all rushing around madly though.  I did manage to squeeze in some fun, relaxing stuff as well.


I was invited along to a preview of the new Lush spa last week.  Now I'm not the sort of person who tends to indulge much in makeup and beauty related stuff, but I am a big fan of Lush so I had a whale of a time there!  The shop is huge compared to the last one and the shelves are positively groaning with delicious goodies.  You may be shocked to hear that I headed straight for the massive pile of Snow Fairy scented stuff (top right in the above pic).  Yes, I know it's pink and I am notorious for loathing the colour, but I adore the smell.  It's in my top 5 smells list (FYI, the others are freshly cut grass, blown out matches, bread and JPG for men) so I just shut my eyes and wallow in deliciousness.  

The spa is gorgeous too - sort of Alice in Wonderland meets English country cottage.  Just a brief wander around it to look at some of the treatments left me feeling utterly blissed out so I can definitely see myself venturing back there in the New Year for an early 2013 treat.  Which treatment to pick though?  Decisions, decisions...


I also ventured into the unknown for the third time this year and booked some tickets to an evening of secret cinema with Reel Unknown.  The previous two films were Con Air (complete with Vegas style set-up in the Kazimier) and The Goonies (which was in the Williamson Tunnels and was fricking awesome).  We knew this wouldn't be Christmas related, but the only clue we had was to meet in the graveyard of Liverpool Cathedral one cold December evening.

Can you guess what the film was?

Young Frankenstein of course!  Oh it was brilliant - I've never seen it before and I laughed my (odd) socks off.  Could they have picked a more perfect place than the Medical Institute to show it in?  I don't think so!

Then last weekend it was time for tea:



Afternoon tea at The London Carriage Works to be precise.  We had a mini Liverpool tweet-up and jolly nice it was too!  I always feel terribly ladylike when finger sandwiches and mini cake are involved.  Weirdly, whenever I go anywhere with bloggers and other internet folk (who you'd expect to be more forgiving of my habit of taking photos of my clothes), I never remember to take any outfit photos.  So there are no pics of me looking terribly ladylike, but I wore my River Island London print frock and StylistClick sparkly shoes.  It would have been a pair of my finest Irregular Choice heels but Liverpool is a city built on a whopping big hill and I can't hike in heels!

I'll save them for Christmas Day when I'll be doing nothing more tiring than tottering from house to car and back again.
 

14 comments:

  1. Incredibly jealous of all your time off - enjoy Olympia!

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  2. I have been wondering about the Lush spa - there have been big adverts in the Preston shop for a while now, tempting me!

    I love Snow Fairy stuff too. I bought a Dragon's Egg the other day which I'm saving to have on Christmas Eve before getting in the new pjs which I'm yet to buy!

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  3. I love December for all the meet ups and generally holiness it seems to involve, and then of course theres Christmas itself to top it all off! All your jaunts sound amazing, I've always wanted to visit a Lush Spa. Have a good Christmas Alex!

    Maddie xxx

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  4. For "holiness" read "jollyness". Stupid autocorrect! It's DEFINITELY a word!

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  5. Wow you have been busy and it all looks fab, the secret cinema thingy especially - enjoy the show jumping xx

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  6. Looks like you've had a fantastic time. And lucky you with the long break! I finish tomo till New Year. Phew!!
    x

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  7. You looked very ladylike indeed! Really enjoyed the tweet-up. I had no idea we had a Lush Spa.... will check it out.

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  8. Oh you've had a good few jaunts, the most festive 'fun' I've had this week is the dubious honour of helping at the infants school Christmas disco! Selling hotdogs and crisps to a background of excited screaming and Gangnam style!
    x

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  9. Hey Alex, just wanted to wish you a very merry Christmas. Thanks for your friendship this year. xx PS Got a Kindle Paperwhite for Chrimbo and LOVE IT (had to test it to check it was working etc, honest!). Didn't expect to be able to transition from paperbacks quite so easily. xx

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  10. It sounds like you have had a LOT of fun, I am very jealous!

    Maria xxx

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  11. The secret cinema sounds fantastic, I would love to experience that!

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  12. Oh Alex I hope you have a relaxing Christmas, I know you are very busy in December, but all your hard work certainly is worthwhile. Afternoon tea looks like such a delight, I really must do this sometime xxx

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  13. Hi looks like you have had a great month, Happy New Year to you.

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