Christmas is just around the corner and I can't actually cope with the excitement anymore. I've regressed to my five-year-old self and I'm convinced that if I carry on this way I'll totally implode soon. Eek!
Despite excitement-overload, I'm super behind on the Christmas shopping front. And when I say behind, I mean I've bought like three presents. Yep, I've still got a long way to go. This weekend I'm planning on getting my bum into gear and making a fair dent on the xmas present list that I'm yet to make. I find Christmas shopping is so hard to focus on and, often, I don't even know where to begin. It also requires a lot of motivation to go to a shopping centre which you know will be incredibly packed - and in London it's ten times worse. Plus, after all of that, in the back of my mind I'm trying to figure out how I'll get all of the presents back to Telford on the train next weekend. It's a bad back situation waiting to happen.
In other present-related news, I've been very fortunate to have the opportunity to review a pair of UGG slippers over the past few weeks. Despite nearly crying when I thought I'd spilt tea on them (I hadn't, don't worry) I've since come to the conclusion that I don't know how I lived without them before now. Not only are they super comfy and keep my toes incredibly warm, but they also look really cool. Je suis impressed. They sometimes remind me of super stylish oven gloves - albeit on my feet. But I'm totally fine with that.
In other news I went to an event the other day at a place called T2 Tea, near Sloane Square tube station, and was so surprised at the amazingness of it all that I felt compelled to share. As a tea-lover, I'm no stranger to tea-related gifts, and I found that these guys are on another level when it comes to gift ideas. I genuinely wanted to buy everything in there. They had everything from creme brûlée teas, strawberry ice tea and breakfast tea, to gorgeous Alice In Wonderland-esque teapots and tea accessories.
Basically what I'm getting at is that if you have any friends that love tea as much as I do, you should definitely check T2 out for Christmas gift ideas.
Bet you thought I'd got lost or eaten by sharks didn't you? Thankfully not, I've just been busy working. For those of you who don't know, I'm now working full time at the Huffington Post on the Lifestyle section and I'm absolutely loving it. It's amazing, it really is. Obviously for the past couple of months I've been focusing all of my efforts into settling into my new role and producing some really cool content for HuffPost, so blogging has taken a bit of a back seat. But that's not to say I'm going to be giving up blogging or anything. It will just be less frequent and depend upon my busy workload. I hope you folks understand.
This weekend I was able to pop back home to visit the rents and I also attended the launch of Telford Community Store, which you can read all about here. This is what I wore to the launch. I was attending as a journalist so I thought I'd dress smart(ish) for the occasion. This outfit also happens to be pretty much my standard work outfit these days. You can't beat that classic formula of a smart roll neck top under a power jacket. And teamed with comfy boots, of course.