Friday’s Gratitude List #13

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Quote of the week: ‘The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.’ – Jane Austen

When on holiday, the days and weeks all seem to merge into one, and it’s hard even to remember what day of the week it is.Β Here are thee things that have kept me in holiday mood over the last week.

-My Christmas presents. I was lucky enough to get some lovely things for Christmas, but I think my favourite gift was this gorgeous set of Vintage Classics Jane Austen novels. January is my least favourite month of the year (too dark and cold!), so I think rereading all the books of my favourite novelist will be a good way to keep cheerful.

-Leftovers. I just love leftovers! As well as finishing off all remaining mince pies (erm, diet starts Monday), I’ve been having fun experimenting with some recipes to make the most of all the scraps left in my fridge. I’ll be posting some of them soon!

-Catching up on favourite blogs. It’s been a lot of fun reading other bloggers’ festive exploits over the last couple of weeks. I’ve updated my Blogs I Love page with some of my favourite reads – do check them out if you’re looking for fresh inspiration for the new year!

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful week and have a fantastic weekend ahead of you!

  • Your photos always inspire me! Mmm, I’m loving all the Christmas leftovers too but it’s my birthday on Monday so my diet starts on Tuesday. πŸ˜‰ Thank you SO much for the mention in your blogs you love page, we’re massively flattered and I’m excited to check out the ones I haven’t heard of!

    Tara xo

    • That’s so sweet Tara – Style Rawr is such a lovely blog it had to go on my list! I hope you have a lovely birthday!! xxx

  • Happy New Year to you M !!

    Awww, very chuffed to be on “BLOGS I LOVE” page πŸ™‚ (i need to update mine soon too!)

    India xx | See the Sparkle

    • Thanks so much India! Happy New Year to you too πŸ™‚ Discovering your gorgeous blog has been a real highlight of the past few months – of course, it had to go on the list πŸ™‚ xx

      • Awww *shucks* you’re making me blush and smile too much πŸ˜‰

        Happy New Year Miranda xx

  • sunday taylor

    What a great list of holiday mood inspiration. I love your new Jane Austen Collection. Happy New Year!

    • Thank you Sunday! Happy New Year to you too! I’m so pleased with my new JA books – they definitely beat kindle πŸ™‚ xx

  • That little tart looks absolutely divine! I LOVE reading Manger – her life is just….*sigh*….

  • Miranda, I really love the concept of your whole blog, and the concept of the gratitude post. What better way to remind yourself what you have to be thankful for, than by sharing it with your readers? Fantastic!

    Happy New Year πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks so much Jill – that’s so sweet! I do love doing my gratitude lists πŸ™‚ Happy New Year to you too! xxx

  • I’m having serious book envy over those gorgeous Austens! x

  • Kristina Collins

    Very tempted by the new Jane Austen editions! I need to do a better job of keeping up with blogs–just catching up now as you can see πŸ˜‰ And thank you for including me in your list–now must post something to be worthy! xx

    • I’ll look forward to your next post! I miss your blog πŸ™‚ I’m so thrilled with these editions. Am rereading Mansfield Park at the moment – so lovely. xxx