I have no idea where the last 10 days have gone since I last posted, what I do know is that every time I've looked at my dormant blog since then I have been taunted by that wretched card post. I have already burnt out and it turns out this year is shaping up to be no different to any other. Will I ever learn?
Anyhoo, in an effort to catch you up on everything, here is a licorice-all-sorts post to bring you up to speed. Firstly, I have bought some more ornaments. In case you were wondering. Some sweet little hummingbirds from One World and a disco ball-cum-Chinese lantern (?) from our local party shop.
On Wednesday I found this lovely surprise over At Home with Sam & I were FHOTHR (still the clumsiest acronym ever)had been given a Liebster Award from Mimi. It can only be given to a blog that has less than 200 followers so mine certainly qualifies :) In turn, I would like to pass it on to the following 5 blogs not just because they like me, are yet to amass more than 200 followers, but because quite simply, these are the blogs I always read:
4. Wilona & Me
In the days of the old schoolyard we would have called this an encouragement award. And I am. Encouraged
That night I went out with the girls and saw New Year's Eve. The film tells a labyrinth of stories meandering into one fabulous night in the world's most fabulous city, New York. It's no Love Actually (but there can only ever be one of those, more on that later) but I loved it. With all my heart. The star wattage alone could light up Times Square for the evening, there's hardly anyone not in it! I don't know if it was the movie or whether it was just because I'm so recently back from New York but I shed ACTUAL tears for the city. Not the story line THE CITY, I miss it!.
Speaking of Hollywood, as you all know I am nothing if not shallow when it comes to all that sort of stuff and I was delighted to hear the SAG Award and Golden Globe Award nominations this week. You know what that means don't you - drunk acceptance speeches and RED CARPET FASHION! Soon. I'll keep you posted.
Now back to Love Actually - while there are lots of things I love about Christmas, I especially love any Christmas traditions. As I mentioned last year over here, one of them is the annual watching of Love Actually with Mister B. And tonight good peeps, is the night! I. Can't. Wait. I'm cooking chicken-something-or-other and after dinner we will settle in to one of my favourite nights of the year.
It's love actually.