Weekly Love: Week 211

Happy December everyone! I don’t know about you but I’m super excited to get into the festive spirit. I may have an obscene amount of Cadbury advent calendars to my name this year (thanks Cadbury press office!), and we’ll be switching out our diffusers for The White Company’s Winter scent later today, but I’m a little miffed that I’ve yet to enjoy some mulled wine. Hopefully I’ll get my first cup to warm me through after the third annual judging of the Canterbury Christmas Windows which I’m honoured to have been invited back to be on the panel for this afternoon. Wandering the city looking at festive displays has become my favourite way to kick off the season. Of course I’ll be taking plenty of photos on the way round which I will be sharing first thing next week so you can vote on your favourites – you can see my 2015 and 2016 posts here.
Weekly Love 01.12.17

1. Arguably London’s best Christmas lights this year on Carnaby Street. | 2. Fish sharing platter and chips at The Shakespeare during a Mummy/ Rachel Christmas shopping trip in Canterbury. | 3. Visiting the new Boden brick and mortar store on Sloane Square. | 4. Enjoying spreadable goats cheese, crackers and English Provender relishes (in their pretty new look jars) for lunch. #ad | 5. All aboard the Hogwarts Express on the Harry Potter Studio Tour. | 6. Fantastic Franca Manca pizzas in Kilburn.

What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? As well as the Christmas lights we’re off for a traditional Sunday lunch with family friends tomorrow, and I’m looking forward to being out of the city for the next week, before our traditional family pre-Christmas trip to France the week after to stock up on festive treats, gifts and drinks, and to shut up our French home for the cold season. For more like this, don’t forget to sign up to my monthly newsletter which hits your inboxes on the first Sunday of each month (which means tomorrow!) packed full of seasonal eats, mini cookbook reviews, and other updates.