1. Next hot water bottle | 2. Christian Louboutin gold studded heels | 3. Topshop gingerbread man jumper | 4. Charlotte Olympia gingerbread man bag | 5. Diptyque pine bark mini candle | 6. Dolce & Gabbana The One perfume
Let’s get something straight from the beginning – I love Christmas. Now, it’s not how normal, ordinary people love Christmas, I go majorly overboard and I am fully aware of this problem. I start counting down to Christmas on Boxing Day the year before, my house is starting to look like Santa’s blooming grotto and have to physically stop myself from playing Christmas music in August. It’s a real problem, and I even managed to get a nickname for my condition. They call me The Christmas Nazi.
Therefore this month will be full of Christmas posts – festive baking, Christmas ootd and wish lists. This is my first Christmas wish list. How cute is this Charlotte Olympia gingerbread man bag?! Take note Santa! I’m sure he reads blogs, right?!
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1. How cute are these mini perfume bottles? I can’t bring myself to actually use them, because they are so darn cute!
2. A little tartan ootd.
3. I love Harrods during the festive season, so I made my way to Knightsbridge to check out this year’s windows, and obviously do a little Christmas shopping too.
4. Matching my nails to my Starbucks red cup!
5. The Initial Excitement.
6. One of the many little, traditional pubs in Edinburgh.
7. The castle – amazing!
8. Edinburgh castle at night. This stunning view can be seen from most places in the city centre. In case you missed my post on my trip to Edinburgh (tut tut!), check it out here.
9. Another ootd incorporating velvet, yet again!
And now for December – the best month of the year! Woo!!
My early Christmas present from you to me can be to follow me on Instagram – @ashumi and my blog on Bloglovin’! Thanks!!
I haven’t done a museum review on here for quite some time, so I thought I would share my thoughts on The Charles Dickens Museum, which I have recently visited. It’s in Russell Square, about 10 minutes walk from the British Museum, which is handy if you’re have a cultural museum day. The best way to spend a Sunday, or maybe that’s just me!
So, fellow nerds may be excited to know that the museum is actually where Dickens lived! Crazy thought right?! He wrote many of his classics in that very house, including Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby and A Christmas Carol (one of my favourite novels). As you enter the house, you step back in time to life in Victorian London and walk through Dickens’ house just as he would have. You can see where he wined and dined his guests, put on plays (he loved to act too) and see where all the magic happened – his desk. At a mere £8, it’s definitely worth popping in and having a snoop around. It took me around one hour to see all the rooms, but you can spend as much time there as you like, so consider yourself at home (see what I did there?!)
I will be making another visit very soon, as apparently they deck the house with boughs of holly, ready for Christmas! A real life Victorian Christmas, in Dickens’ actually home– that’s like the closest thing to A Christmas Carol we’ll ever get!