Sunday, 19 November 2017

Week in Photos - 19th November 2017

It’s been a relatively quiet week, mainly because I still haven’t been well, so have spent a lot of it curled up at home on the sofa! I am gradually starting to feel a bit better though and was able to go out towards the end of this week. All of a sudden it seems to have got so much colder. I’ve had to de-ice my car a couple of times this week and have also had to dig out my gloves and scarf. I’m also feeling very festive this year and am really trying to get myself organised well ahead of Christmas (I do say this every year though, and it never seems to happen!)

Our poor boy has really been through the mill over the last week. If you saw my post last week, you’ll know that he decided to eat half a tennis ball (the one time we didn’t put his muzzle on for his walk!) Obviously this isn’t the best thing to do, so he ended up having emergency surgery to open up his tummy and get it out. It was pretty touch and go for the first 48 hours and I’ve never seen him so poorly, which was very scary and sad to watch. But he’s a fighter and, a week on, is doing amazingly. He’s got a big scar right down his belly and needs to have the stitches removed next week but otherwise he’s doing so well. He’s started eating and drinking, his tail is wagging again and he’s almost back to his usual bouncy, cuddly self.

My Mum picked up these adorable mini Christmas cupcakes in Waitrose this week. Sadly they’re not gluten free (just to explain, I’m not coeliac but I do have other digestive conditions and there’s research to suggest a certain diet can help relieve symptoms. So I try to follow a gluten free diet as much as possible) but I wanted to try one. I can confirm they are very yummy! I just wish there was more exciting stuff available in gluten free form!

This Thursday I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to review The Bull at The Lexicon in Bracknell with my Mum and Dad. I honestly just assumed it was going to be pretty ordinary pub grub, but all three of us were pleasantly surprised. The food was amazing and the atmosphere and surroundings were so cosy and lovely. There will be a detailed post up about it all very soon, so keep your eyes peeled to hear more.

After our lunch at The Bull, my Mum and I decided to have a mooch around Primark - their Disney game is seriously on point at the moment! They have some really good Disney slippers and also some great Disney Christmas bits. I was literally in heaven! I’m really hoping to go to Disneyland Paris next year for my 30th birthday, so am gradually adding to my collection of clothes and accessories. There will be a Christmas Primark haul over on my YouTube very soon!

I had my first Christmas Costa Coffee of the year on Friday with my friends from Uni, Emma and Amber. It was great to have a good old chat and enjoy a soya Black Forest Hot Chocolate – yum!

So, I might have treated myself to a few Christmas Bath and Bodyworks candles. I’m so glad with my choices – these all smell amazing, especially Champagne Toast. And the lids are so pretty – I’ll definitely be using them as coasters once I’ve burnt the candles.

How pretty is this month’s Tea Tourist box?! The theme is shine and sparkle (although I keep singing sparkle and shine from Nativity!) and it included sparkly stars and a special shortbread, which I’m so excited to enjoy with a cuppa. If you use the code JAFFACAT30 you’ll get 30% off your first box too, so if you’re a tea nut like me it’s definitely worth a try!

You can check out my YouTube channel here, where I have recently uploaded a few new videos (and hope to continue doing!)

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What have you been up to this week? I always enjoy hearing about your news and adventures!


  1. Poor boy! One of ours needed a similar surgery for half a tennis ball too, it’s so terrible to see them in pain!!


    1. Oh no sorry to hear yours needed it too - I hope he/she is doing well now xx