Thermals from Damart
This week the lovely people at Damart were kind enough to send me over some thermals as an early Christmas present. I feel the cold dreadfully in our old house, and this thermal t-shirt has been a godsend. It’s soft and fluffy on the inside and thick enough to keep out those pesky draughts. I’ll be wearing it a lot this winter!
Toast & Marmalade by Emma Bridgewater
The book I’m reading in the first photograph is Toast & Marmalade and Other Stories by Emma Bridgewater. I got this for Christmas last year and have been re-reading it this week. It’s a lovely, lovely book. It’s part memoir, part general collection of ideas, recipes and beautiful photos. If you’re looking for a book-shaped present for someone then I can heartily recommend it as the perfect thing to dip into during the Christmas holidays. It’s now available in paperback, but I prefer the hard-back edition.
Escape to Christmas Past: A Colouring-book Adventure
I bought this new colouring book a couple of weeks ago and I love it! We all know the therapeutic benefits of some grown-up colouring by now, and this quirky Dickens-inspired book is no exception. The boys and I are enjoying some calm after-school colouring sessions with our communal pot of sharpened coloured pencils – perfect for these December days when it’s dark by four o’ clock.