Friday, 4 January 2013

Weekly Love: Week 125

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and I hope the very beginning of 2013 has been treating you well! I had a pretty quiet New Years Eve, spending some time on Skype with my best friend after she got in from her celebrations, eating chocolate cookies and watching Fresh Meat and Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix (it is my favourite Harry Potter book, but I'm not sure what my favourite Harry Potter film is). I watched the ball drop live online in New York with still a few hours to go in Los Angeles, then I rung in the New Year watching the London fireworks from earlier in the day at midnight. Somehow I felt it would not be a New Year without hearing it rung in by Big Ben! (The fireworks were amazing, right?!)
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1. The quickest way to my heart is always via a box of champagne truffles. | 2. The adorable picture advent calendar my parents sent me to open every day in December. | 3. Usually I open my stocking on the end of my parents bed, but this year as I was in Los Angeles for Christmas I opened my stocking box sitting on by bed over Skype video chat with my parents on Christmas day! | 4. Leftovers from my steak Christmas dinner cooked up with pasta and some leftover tomatos on Boxing Day. | 5. Snape, Snape, Severus Snape, my absolute favourite Harry Potter character. Though as a child I had a scary amount in common with Hermione Granger, I've always held a soft spot for the bat of the dungeons, even before we all knew he was not actually evil. While I'm watching the films or reading the books I try and remain in the parallel universe in my head where he survived Nagini's bite. Killing off Severus Snape, and allowing Hermione to marry someone as dim witted as Ron are two things I'll never quite forgive J.K.Rowling for! | 6. I adore mint Aero, so I especially love December when they come in Christmas tree shapes!



This month the second half of my column detailing the 'rush' process to join an American Sorority I went through at the beginning of the year is online over as my Project LA column at The High Tea Cast this month, as well as if I actually ended up joining a sorority or not, which a lot of you have been asking me!
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7. Cooking in my new Cath Kidston apron, a Christmas gift from my parents - I've wanted one for ages! | 8. Cinnamon breakfast pancakes with lashings of maple syrup. | 9. Rereading Look Back In Anger in preparation for my class on post war British drama that starts on Monday.

What have you been enjoying this week, and what have you got planned for the weekend? I start classes again on Monday (excited to be starting classes in modern British drama, Comparative Politics and Milton) so I'm going to spend the weekend getting myself sorted for the new quarter and getting ahead on some of my reading!

16 comments:

  1. This weekend I'm making a tartiflette, the ultimate in French winter comfort food for me! And I'm hoping to get to the cinema to see Life of Pi as the weather on this side of the pond is still none too cheery.

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  2. GINA VASILAKOPOULOU4 January 2013 at 14:13

    I really want to go to the cinema this weekend. I haven't been in ages! Maybe watch 'Les miserables'! :)
    xx


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  3. there are so many things in this blog post that I love, I don't even know where to start! hehe. Snape and Ron are my two favourite Harry Potter characters :) I am now very hungry after reading this post!
    xo

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  4. If you go, let me know what you think of it - I've been considering going to see it myself!

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  5. Oh, that sounds amazing - I'm not really good with cheese (most cheeses make me sick) so I always look on in envy when we're out for a meal from our French home and my Dad orders tartiflette - makes me so jealous as it looks amazing but I know I can't try it...

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  6. Emily VanderBeek4 January 2013 at 23:44

    Fabulous links. I love the "Downtown Abbey" article - so cute.
    Isn’t That Charming.

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  7. I know, right? Though, reading that post reminded me that everyone else in America does not know what happens! I still have a British bank account and billing address as well as an American one, so I got the season pass on UK iTunes and watched it religiously every Sunday night last year!

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  8. Great pictures! Champagne truffles sound amazing!

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  9. great links, i've been thinking about watching downtown abbey for a while now!


    happy new year!


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  10. How were you not happy with Hermione ending up with Ron. Ron's my favourite character! Really excited to read your sorority post.

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  11. Really? I do like him, and I can see J.K.Rowling had some character development going on when she documented his relationship with Hermione, what with that whole Lavender Brown thing, but I still see him as a bit too immature for Hermione. And that is not even getting onto intellect. He's not stupid, but Hermione is just too clever for him to match her and for her not to be bored. Hell, I think she would have been better off with Snape than with Ron!

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  12. That sounds like a lovely New Year's Eve - but any evening that involves Champagne truffles sounds perfect to me! The fireworks were amazing weren't they? I watched them on TV too (though not from quite as far away!) and they were breathtaking! xo

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

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  13. I would quite like to go and see them one year, but I don't think I could deal with all the people and what an effort it would be getting home after!

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  14. kristian satterlee6 January 2013 at 04:47

    You have some fun links here. Also- I really like your blog design!




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  15. So weird- I was just eating an aero tree as I read this! Yum yum

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