Sunday Summary #103


1.Festive Edinburgh lights 2.Making my bedroom all Christmassy 3.Makeup for the Bloggers Christmas Party 4.At the Christmas market 5.Woodcutter's Wife cocktail 6.Afternoon tea at the Blythswood 7.Hansel and Gretel with Scottish Ballet

This week has been considerably busier than last week, and it has mostly been filled with Christmassy things which is always good. I'm quite glad to be relaxing in my cosy festivified (?) bed today, especially as the weather outside is so rubbish. I ordered the duvet set from Ebay recently, and yesterday on my way home I stopped off in Primark pick up a reindeer cushion and some red heart-shaped fairy lights to go with it. I am completely ready for hibernation now!

On Tuesday I went through to Glasgow for the Bloggers Christmas Party. I failed to take any photos whilst I was there, but have a look at Paula's post for all the info and some photos of everyone. There was a raffle held in aid of The Rucksack Project, and I managed to win two prizes which was very unlike me! I got my hands on a big wonderful sparkly Lush gift set which is full of festive shower gels, soaps, bath bombs and other goodies. I haven't got a bath in my flat, so I'll definitely be taking some of the bath things with me when I go home to my parents' house for Christmas! I also won some Structure hair products, and partook in a little bit of Secret Santa-ing on the night too. Oh, and if you want to see how I did my makeup for the night, I filmed a little Get Ready With Me video!

More festive fun was had on Thursday evening when I headed along to the Edinburgh Christmas Market with Laura, Terri and Jenn. This was my first trip there this year so I was pretty excited, and we spent the evening scoffing food, sipping mulled cider and wandering round the stalls. The market is SO big this year, I think I could quite easily spend all day there! If you fancy seeing what we got up to, there's a Christmas Market Vlog over on my Youtube channel. I'm so keen for Youtubing at the moment so hopefully I'll keep it up this time - but videos take sooo much longer to film, edit and upload than blog posts do and I am super lazy, so we'll see!

And finally for my week of Christmas cheer, I went to see Scottish Ballet's Christmas production of Hansel and Gretel on Saturday at the Theatre Royal through in Glasgow. I'll be doing a full post soon so won't give too much away, but the ballet was fantastic - and I also enjoyed the pre-ballet cocktails and Hansel and Gretel themed afternoon tea courtesy of the Blythswood Square Hotel. A nice wee candy cane cocktail at 11am is a pretty great start to the day, I must say!

What have you been up to this week?

Gillian x


  1. Lovely photo Gillian, can't believe christmas is so close and I don't feel remotely festive!

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty

  2. Great photos - love your "festified" bedroom! This week has dragged for some reason... but can't it's only 10 days to go until Christmas! Yay!

    Eve & Faye x
    Sugar Spun Sisters - a blog about charity shops, cosmetics and coeliac disease

  3. i love your christmassy earrings! I feel like I need to experience a candy cane cocktail too! xxx

    Grace | Glitter and Carousels

  4. Your bedroom looks lovely and festive!

  5. Ohhh, sounds fun! I wish I had more opportunities here as a blogger...there are never any meet up or anything! So lame.

    Loving all of your festive photos ;)

    xx -b.


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