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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Christmassy Smiling Sunday! (Things I love #13)

A long time without posting I know, but here's some Christmassy things making me smile this week:
1. Going for the Christmas tree: Last weekend we went out to choose the Christmas tree! For the last few years we've gone to a local plantation.

2. Mont Blanc glass box: Yesterday a new tourist attraction opened in the Alps called 'Step into the Void'. At nearly 4,000m above sea level, tourists can get an amazing view of Mont Blanc.  You step out into a reinforced glass box from which you can see the fantastic panorama.  It costs 55 euros which is about £46. I think this is incredible! It was designed by Pierre-Yves Chays and construction began in September 2013.  The finished attraction was revealed to the international press on Tuesday 17th December.
To find out more, watch the video and view the BBC article here (via BBC)

3. Cosy fire
As it starts to turn colder here in the UK, we light a log fire at home. I love it, glowing and warm, perfect for chilly winter evenings!

4. Christmas jammies: This has gone viral online, a family sent a video message to their friends instead of a Christmas letter/ card letting everyone know what the family had been up to.  I think this is cute and funny and pretty Christmassy!
Via Youtube.

5. Nativity!- This was shown on BBC2 today, I loved it! It stars Martin Freeman as a heartbroken primary teacher who unwittingly takes on the task of being in charge of the Nativity play. Marc Wootton is fantastic as the  wacky classroom assistant Mr Poppy.  Brilliant fun, lovely music, slightly schmaltzy but hits the spot for putting you in the mood for Christmas! :) You can see the trailer below.
Via YouTube

6. Black Milk leggings.  Bear with me: Last month a friend of mine showed me the Youtuber Anna Akana. Check her out here.  When I watched one of her videos, I had serious clothes envy.  She has some awesome dresses and leggings from Black Milk. I checked out their website and here are some of my favourites: (All photos via Black Milk.)  I want all the leggings!

Galaxy leggings

Lightning leggings

The Great Waves dress

The Christmas Tree Dress
7. The Christmas Mash up by Bastille in the Radio 1 Live Lounge, I particularly like the strings on this :)

8. My favourite traditional Christmas carol is ' In the Bleak Midwinter', I think it's really haunting and beautiful.  This clip is of a Norwegian soprano called Sissel.
Via YouTube

9. My favourite Christmas pop song at the moment is Elton John's Step into Christmas:
Via YouTube

I'll try to post more over the Christmas holidays as I should have some more free time. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas wherever you are and whatever you do. Am really lucky to be spending Christmas Day with family and hoping to catch up with lots of friends during the festive period. Don't want to sound all 'Tiny Tim', but feeling really fortunate to have health and family and thinking of those who aren't/ don't at this time of year.

Peebreeks xxx

1 comment:

  1. I love the great waves dress!!!

    love, polly :)