Sunday November 4th, just 7 weeks until Christmas

Marks and spencer snowman toy

Just a quick note to say that Monday marks 50 days until Christmas or put another way just 7 weekends.

If you haven’t already now is a good time to check out my November Christmas Planning Checklist.


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Jarrolds of Norwich Christmas Brochure 2018

Jarrold’s are a brilliant independent department store in Norwich which you must visit if you ever plan a weekend away in Norwich or live locally.

Here is a picture I took of their lovely store one snowy night in Christmas 2015, to give you a feel for the establishment.

Jarrolds Norwich Photo from Christmas 2015


I popped in a few days ago to do some pre-Christmas shopping and picked up their Christmas 2018 Brochure.

Jarrolds of Norwich Christmas Brochure 2018

The covers says Christmas Gifts, Let’s make Christmas Fabulous gift ideas, festive food, fun and more. Bespoke Hamper Service. Order yours todays from the Deli and Food Hall.

As I said above no trip to Norwich would be complete without spending some time in Jarrolds. They have a lovely toy department on the top floor, a number of cafés and places to eat and a brilliant book department in the basement.

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Costa Coffee Christmas 2018 has arrived. #CostaCoffee #Christmas

No sooner than Halloween is over, with 55 days to go before Christmas Costa Coffee today (November 1st 2018) went live with their Christmas 2018 branding. It’s certainly made me suddenly feel very festive on what was otherwise a cold wet and misrable start to November.

Costa Coffee 2018 Purple Cup

My latte came in a light purple cup with the new gingerbread man being dunked in a coffee design. Costa who are currently owned by Whitbread also own Premier Inn and the colour immediately reminded me of the sleep-inducing purple colour scheme that’s everywhere in their Premier Inn chain.  It’s certainly a warm, cheerful colour that works well on a Christmas cup. No idea if the similarity to the Premier Inn branding was a deliberate choice or just a happy coincidence.

Costa Coffee 2018 Christmas cup side view

As can be seen from the ‘I’m wishing for more reasons to be merry’ Costa Christmas menu, they have at least four cup designs this year.

Costa Coffee Christmas Menu 2018
Costa Coffee Christmas Branding 2018
Costa Coffee Christmas Branding 2018
Costa Coffee Christmas Branding 2018
Costa Coffee Christmas Branding 2018
Costa Coffee Christmas Branding 2018

Click here for the Costa Christmas 2017 and previous years designs


Leave a comment and let me know which one is your favorite Costa Christmas cup design.

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The Christmas edition of Red Magazine has arrived.

The Christmas edition, December 2018 of Red Magazine arrived the other day. I thought I’d share the cover with you.
December 2018 Christmas Red Magazine Cover

The cover says Millie Mackintosh, December 2018, We wish you a magical Christmas. Someone bought me a subscription to Red magazine last Christmas and I do love receiving it through the post every month.

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Boden Christmas 2018 Brochure

A quick post to share the cover of the Christmas 2018 Boden brochure.
Boden Christmas 2018 FlyerThe cover reads 20% Off Plus Free Delivery & Returns. Join the glitterati. Live Now.

Over the coming days, I’ll have a look through this and pick out a few items that I personally like.

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