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Oosouji

I’ve read that in Japan at the end of the year, people take part in “oosouji” or “big cleaning”. Post Christmas and New Year is the perfect time to do so as we all acquire too much and there is a build up of chores after two weeks of relaxing. The Chinese have a similar…… Continue reading Oosouji

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Blogmas Day 13- A gift for someone you don’t know well

Today I was very grateful to receive a lovely gift from a colleague. She is a lovely, cheerful lady who gifted me a beautiful Cath Kidston shopping bag. I want to get her a return gift, however don’t know her extremely well. In the end I did a bit of googling but could only find…… Continue reading Blogmas Day 13- A gift for someone you don’t know well

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Blogmas Day 9 – A very hygge Party

Saturday we held a little hygge gathering in the apartment. Close friends came to celebrate before hubby and I head back to the UK for Christmas and New Year. To give them a true British experience, we had mince pies, bucks fizz and sausage rolls. Everyone left full and Merry, which was my MO. I’m…… Continue reading Blogmas Day 9 – A very hygge Party

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Halloween party and pot luck

This year I had a nice chilled out Halloween party at home. Friends bought food for sharing so it ended up being pot luck style. We watched corpse bride and the Adams family and played Uno. It was a very hygge evening and a well earned respite from our busy city lives. Let me know…… Continue reading Halloween party and pot luck

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Fighting the urge to shop!

I read a really good quote somewhere that said if you want to buy something you should spend the day rearranging a room. Actually I think I saw it on Instagram (credit to the savvy Sagittarius). So that’s just what I did as my YouTube has been inundated with”Fall decorate with me” videos and “Halloween…… Continue reading Fighting the urge to shop!