I’ll be heading into the fray and checking out the sales today. I never go on Boxing Day or near thereafter. Partly because I prefer to lazily recover from Christmas. Partly because more extensive mark downs happen later in any case.
It’s the time for rest. Rest from work and pressure.
I may even rest my words for a week or two. But I will still be sharing all the good things on Instagram. I bet you will too. How can we help it when days are filled with sunny skies, beach views, gorgeous food and family?
Here are some easily accessible items that any serious Instagram user wants to have on hand during this time of year. Save them now. Take advantage of all the photo opps and never be stuck for an “instant” photo of your fabulous life. Read more
I was going to write a pithy, modern re-imagination of the “Virginia, Is there a Santa letter” today. It was going to be all kinds of funny and appeal to my eldest. Eight years old and beginning to doubt Santa. Wise enough to realise that an out and out statement of disbelief may result in less presents. Just as he is on the cusp of losing the magic, his three year old brother is discovering it. But I’m not going to write that post today.
Instead, I am going to do something I often avoid in this space. Share what is actually going on with me. The thoughts swirling around as they swirl, rather than one idea pinned and examined. So I’ll write a long over-due taking stock post. That cutest of blog ideas by the cutest of bloggers – Pip Lincolne. (Who is doing a very cool e-course in the new year as an extension of the whole taking stock idea). Read more
I wear many hats. Both figuratively and literally. You’ll know all about the figurative ones – mother, wife, sister, daughter, writer, professional, friend etc. I’m sure you wear those hats too. But I wear nearly as many literal hats. Wide-brimmed hats, caps, boaters, fedoras, berets, beanies and fascinators. I am also a fan of head scarfs, headbands and hair chains. Really, I just like to wear things on my noggin.
There is a certain trick to wearing hats well. Like all fashion, a lot of it has to do with confidence. But you also need to figure out what suits you, the season and your style. It’s also helpful for a functional item to be, well, functional. Read more
Have an awesome blogger in your life? This is what they want for Christmas.
Disclaimer one: This will make (vague) sense and be (mildly) amusing to bloggers. If that’s not your bag, this post might on buying for the hard to buy for might be more helpful.
Disclaimer two: These things may not actually exist or be otherwise completely unattainable. Read more
I have made the whole family Christmas shorts. I’m pretty sure we are going to look ridiculous Christmas Day but it’ll make some awesome Instagram and Facebook posts. Sorry in advance for the spam.