Life Rambles: Friday Favourites #99

Merry Friday everyone! How are we all this week? I for one am totally ready for the weekend to begin. I’ve had a lovely week, but because it’s been my last full week in the office, and other people’s last week, it’s been super busy. I feel like I haven’t stopped at all. But it’s also been sprinkled with all the fun things too. So without further ado, let’s move onto my favourite things this week.

This past weekend was a really relaxed one and it was just what I needed. After trips to Paris, Manchester and Hamburg over the last few weeks it was lovely to have a free weekend, with no plans. It really is one of my favourite things.

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I made the most of my quiet weekend by decorating my house for Christmas. And man, on man, does it look and feel so festive now. We’ve got all the lights and so many colourful decorations and I am totally on board with this. Can we keep them up forever please? I mean apart from the fact that my trees (yes, I have two) are real and will therefore wither and die eventually.

Also it snowed on Sunday! Hooray. Yes it means I missed my Sunday run, which I was actually looking forward to, but I’m not silly and I wasn’t going to run while it was SNOWING! Unfortunately the snow didn’t settle, but it was still lovely to see the flakes falling from the sky.

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On Wednesday night I caught up with some lovely publishing buddies over cocktails at The Booking Office at St Pancras station. It’s a fabulous bar and restaurant situated in the old ticket hall of the station, with leather chairs and bar stools and delicious cocktails. At the moment they’ve got Harry Potter inspired cocktails which are a little quirky and fun.

Next up on the favourite things lists is a quiet evening in. With a couple of busy nights this week it was really lovely to have a night in earlier in the week to get things done. Plus it was an opportunity to eat pizza! I made, and froze, some pizza bases at the weekend so we topped them with all the leftovers in the fridge (bacon, mozzarella and veg) and took the opportunity to catch up on some TV. I’m obsessed with Grey’s Anatomy at the moment, is anyone else a fan?

I’m currently rereading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and I seem to be constantly surprised by what I’m reading. It’s been awhile since I read book five of Potter and it would appear that I’d forgotten some excellent scenes in the book. This morning on my commute I was reading about Ron turning the staircase to the girl’s dormitory into a stone slide and I may have giggled!

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Also this week I finally feel like I’ve gotten further ahead on my Christmas shopping. Okay, it was a manic Thursday lunchtime that brought this on, but actually once I stopped and thought about what I needed to get it was actually very productive and I’m feeling a little more relaxed. Phew. I even bought something for the Lunabean that I know she’ll love. Yes the dog gets presents, and no that doesn’t make me crazy!

The final point in this favourite things post is of course festive themed! Over the weekend I finally watched my favourite Christmas film – Arthur Christmas. I love it so much! It was the perfect film to watch on Sunday when the snow was falling outside.

What has made your favourite things list this week? And are you all prepared for Christmas?

Laura xx