A good book for a start. I have to take at least two new books with me when I go away, for those cold winter evenings. Having read the marvellous The Little Book by Selden Edwards (a New York Times bestseller) I was delighted to discover there is a sequel, The Lost Prince. I have just bought this for myself for Christmas. I like my books to have characters that are richly drawn and an interesting plot. The Little Book is a story of time travel, family, history and romance. I thought it was wonderful so cannot wait to read The Lost Prince.
I always take a good lip balm because we go on lots of walks and spend time on our land pruning our olive trees. My current favourite is by Burt's Bees. They are brilliant as a balm, but I also love that you
get a subtle hint of colour. I just bought 'Hibiscus'. I will also be taking my Urban Decay Naked2 palette, always handy.
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Packing lots of clothing for layers is essential as you
never know whether it will be warm or cold in the daytime (nights are cold though).
|Bart's Kamikaze Bomber Hat £34.99 www.johnlewis.com|
|We have a selection of blankets in the house and....lots of candles! I love candles anyway, but they are essential to have around the house in Italy because occasionally in the mountains there are power cuts. I had fun looking at the John Lewis website, picking out things I have also tried on and looked at in the shop.|
|Jo Malone Candle Deluxe £115 www.johnlewis.com - you can never have too many candles!|
|Melin Tregwynt Seaford Stripe Lambswool Blanket £95 (and made in Wales!)|
Since my last blog post, where pretty much everybody thought Italian children writing to their parents was a lovely thing indeed, I thought I should tell you that over the last three days, Alfie has been writing little notes to Ralph, Will and I, telling us how much he loves us, how much he loves having a little brother, how much he loves playing with Ralph and how excited he is to go to Italy with us. He is either a little darling or very canny with Christmas approaching, I think it's the former though.
This will be my last blog post for two and a bit weeks, as we are spending half the Christmas holiday away in Italy and I wanted a proper family break with no social media. I am looking forward to sharing our Christmas exploits with you all. All that remains for me to say is thank you very much for supporting my blog and I hope you have a very Happy Christmas!
|Beautiful shop in Pacentro selling nativity figurines|