• A slightly different photo for my @fairyloot unboxing but I just loved this shot🙊
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As I mentioned there’s a full unboxing of the May Unlikely Romances box up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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All the creators and artists have also been tagged in this photo📸
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I finished My Dark Vanessa too last night oh my god what a book. I loved it. •
Today I’m starting Great Expectations and going to try to get through some of that before I spend the evening with my favourite watching Netflix 💕
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  • I left a piece of my heart in Brighton😍
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And Little Hampton, Arundel and we already knew we loved Bristol.
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There’s a rather long post up about the little road trip around the South @sam_g_oldham and I did at the end of May💕
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So many wonderful places, great memories and lovely photos.
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  • Today I spent far too much money on things for upcoming holidays😂
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I’ve lost count of the amount of linen midi dresses I now own🙈
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The rest of the night is being spent in joggers having laptop time. I desperately need to catch up on my reviews!
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Speaking of there’s a review of Song of Sorrow by @melindasalisbury on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Also anyone else struggling with hay fever super bad atm?🤧
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  • Throwback to this brilliant event at Manchester Deansgate Waterstones.
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My interview with @stdennard has just gone up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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It was an honour and a joy to interview Sooz. I’ve loved her books for years 😍
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📸: @coffeeeyesandblankstares
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  • A night of relaxation is just what I need👏🏻
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Then tomorrow we’re watching The Act. I’ve been wanting to see it since I saw the first trailer. Based on the true case of Gypsy Rose Blanchard.
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I definitely think I’ll be using one of these masks tonight. There’s a little post about them up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • Small self appreciation post because yes, I made this cheesecake.
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And yes it was glorious😍
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And yes I managed to use every bowl in the house making it....a talent someone else I know has 🙊💕
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  • I would much rather be getting ready for another lovely meal out with my favourite💕
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Instead I have a night of life admin and tidying oh joy😂
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I have however started Once & Future by Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta and oh my god it’s amazing.
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There’s a little post up The Royal Oak restaurant and the last time Sam and my family went💕
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  • I have spent all day behind my laptop catching up and getting ahead on all the things I’ve needed to post!
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Then tonight I get to have a Netflix night with my favourite person💕
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Speaking of posting I’ve got a little one up about my new favourite Tapas place - @elgatonegrotapas
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I’m still dreaming about their Jamon Croqettas🤤
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  • We found the most amazing graffiti in Bristol, this was definitely my favourite😍
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Its a lovely little place with a load of great bars and restaurants. This time we also found a food festival and spent a while sat on the edge of the river bank with a cocktail💕
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Highly recommend!
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Wish I was there now though the lie in I had this morning was pretty amazing😂
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  • I’m just over 150 pages into The Star-Touched Queen and what an amazing book😍
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I read some wonderful things in May and a full wrap up of my reading is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Now back to my book and snuggling under my blanket👏🏻
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  • Wish I was still in London getting ready to go watch Hamilton 😭
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At least I get to go back there with my favourite person soon💕
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Recommendations for places to eat and things to do more than welcome🙊
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Book and Nook Books Unboxings

January Book and Nook

February 12, 2018

Yet another Book and Nook box. I can't not order them now. I really should burn the candles and my family has said as much but I just don't wanna. If I do that then the candle eventually gets used up and that makes me sad. This months theme was Winter Wonderland and considering the amount of snow my area has been experiencing I think it's pretty apt!

Starting off with my favourite candle from this box - You, Entire. Inspired by Wintersong which I still need to read. It's very fruity but also quite clean. A little like floor wipes but in the most lovely way. The label says Pomegranate, Clementine and Snowberry. Love it. 

Next up we have Ketterdam. Home of my favourite bloodthirsty criminal. Ah Kaz. How I love thee. This candle straight up smells like an attractive man. It's glorious. I love the almost duo chrome glitter on this one too. The notes are Oudh, Blackberry, Musk and Smoke. No wonder I like this, I adore anything with Oudh in. One of my favourite perfumes has that as the top note.

Then there's the Winter Court. I think this has to be one of my favourite places ever described in a book. Well, I love all of Sarah J Maas' fictional settings. This candles smells of Frost Berry and Apple but I swear I'm picking up a bit of a minty smell too. Either way, it's gorgeous. 

Penultimately, a candle I have given up trying to pronounce, Panserbjorne Palace which is apparently from His Dark Materials...which I really need to read. This candle smells of Amber, Verbena and Snow. 

Finally, the Enchanted Woods, which is from another series I really should read. The Chronicles of Narnia was one of my absolute favourite films growing up. This smells exactly how I imagined Narnia would...not that it was something I thought about often. This candle has Log Fire, White Musk and Winter Jasmine listed on the label. 

 

That's it for the January Book and Nook box. 

Have you tried any bookish boxes or candles?

What did you think?

Thank-you for reading, 

Katie x 

  • Reply
    Kristina
    February 13, 2018 at 2:05 am

    OOOOH so pretty how they seem to have a dash of glitter on them .. and I am the exact same 🙈 I love buying nice smelling candles but I end up not burning them, I just wanna keep that scent foreveeer.

    My favorite smells are automny – specially like pumpkin waffles, or cinnamon & apples that is THE smell of my godmother’s house which always conquer my heart!

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      February 13, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      I’m such a magpie, glitter on anything makes my heart happy!
      Oh that’s such a good scent! I have a Book and Nook full sized candle with the exact smell. It was a limited one for halloween and I\m tentatively hoping they bring it back this year!
      I think my favourites tend to be the sweet smelling candles or the ones that smell like an attractive guy…

      Katie x

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