I make no bones about the fact that I have large breasts and that it can be difficult to find clothes that fit and/or flatter. This is especially true for partywear. My husband could tell you many stories (accompanied by multiple eye-rolls and sighs) about the numerous dresses stashed in my wardrobe that I bought for a fancy do, tried on, then forgot to return when they didn’t fit around the chest. And it’s not just me! There are many of us out there, all for whom the side-zip, the spaghetti straps, and the navel slash are all no-gos. This is a list for Us. This is a list of amazing party dresses – a list of amazing party dresses for big busts.
Continuing with my family Christmas traditions theme (read about our Christmas decoration shopping here!), today I’m sharing our favourite Christmas movies.
I’ve always been a mega fan of watching Christmassy things to put myself in the festive mood, and I’m sure many of you are too. Snuggling up to watch Christmas movies with a tin of Quality Street on your lap is the best December evening activity, right? Well, apart from this year, because Quality Street have taken out my favourite sweet so I’m boycotting them. HelLO Celebrations.
Anyway. There are so many brilliant Christmas movies available, and I ideally like to watch one per evening. There’s one specific DVD that I get subjected to 24/7 thanks to TD (*COUGH*Mickey’s Christmas*COUGH*), so grown-up films are the order of the day when it’s just me and the husband. This year TD is old enough that we’ll let him stay up late on some nights to enjoy the festive fun with us, so some others have snuck into the mix. Of course, things like The Muppets Christmas Carol we would’ve watched by ourselves anyway…
We do try to stick to the Christmas movies tradition each year, although obviously there are some evenings that go awry. But, here we are – 24 Christmas movies to take you ALLLLL the way through December to Christmas Day! I’ve even sorted them into the best order to watch and given you links to any that are on Netflix – you’re welcome.
If you weren’t already aware, last week we finally reached the (almost) end of a fairly stressful process: the selling of our house, and the purchasing of another. We probably experienced less stress than most people selling within a chain, however certain things…ugh. One of those (which significantly added to the stress levels) was the location factor. We currently live in Berkshire, England, but are relocating entirely to Derbyshire. There are maaaany reasons influencing this move that I’ll go into in a future post. This post…this is dedicated to Berkshire.
The Royal County of Berkshire has been my home for the past 5 and a half years. Berkshire. A county of affluence, commuters, the Thames Valley, and a whole lot of Tories. A county that introduced me to the “joys” of the M4 at rush hour, never knowingly not being in a flight path, and the stopping train from Reading to Waterloo. And also the county that introduced me to wine vending machines, the joyous ease of decent infrastructure, and the term “mufti day”.
There are many things I won’t miss about this place. Here is my list of all the things I am going to miss about Berkshire. It’s my love letter to the place, if you will. It’s my summary of the good times. And it’s my goodbye.
If you were ever to take a look inside my handbag, I’d have to stop you. For your own safety. There’s a good reason why I could never do one of those super shiny “what’s in my bag?” posts, because the reality? Seventeen crumpled up snotty tissues (my son’s, not mine), a few half-eaten toddler snacks, multiple old receipts, an empty drinks bottle, a couple of toy trains, my massive purse, and, oh, finally the actual good stuff: my life/beauty essentials. But yes, digging through the utter crap to get to that point would highlight me as a Filth Wizard, so…no.
So we’ll skip all of that bit and get straight to the good stuff: the life and beauty essentials that I take everywhere. The items that you will invariably find in my bag or on my person wherever I am.
This week has been suuuuper stressful because it was the week that we exchanged on our house sale/purchase! There’s going to be plenty more about that story in the coming weeks (I assure you). My husband has been away with work in Germany, so it’s just been little TD and me. Oh, and it’s been pants weather. BUT, some lovely lovely things have happened (house stuff included), and so it’s great to sit down and write this week’s Little Loves. I’m linking up with Morgana of Coffee Work Sleep Repeat, as normal.