Hello my lovelies. Goodness, here we are, less than a week until Christmas and I’m wondering where the heck the year went! I’m sure it’s a sign of getting older but it really seems to fly by faster and faster with each passing year. I’m sure I just watched Elf like 2 months ago?! Ahh well, pass the chocolates.

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I have most of my Christmas shopping all done so this week will be all about the last minute things – finishing up my wrapping, prepping for some of the food/treats we’ll be serving on the big day and watching all the Christmas films we haven’t yet indulged in. Plus, of course, as much obligatory mince-pie-face-stuffing and Bailey’s-drinking I can get away with, without having to buy myself another wardrobe.

As I do every year, I’m taking a little break from the blog over the festive period. It’s a great way for me to recharge my batteries, clear my head and make some goals for the new year. I think as bloggers, we sometimes forget that it’s okay to take some time out for yourself. That the time away means coming back with a renewed spirit, plans and new ideas. I only take a few weeks off the blog each year – once in summer and once at this time – and it’s the best thing I can do for myself and my blog. I love my blog and I love you guys more than I can express but well, it’s good to step back at least for a bit and reassess and appreciate what you have done and where you are going. So that’s the plan again this year.

Eclectic boho glam Christmas decorating in gold copper and red - see more at www.swoonworthy.co.uk

In the meantime, as I missed my ‘Something for the Weekend‘ post in November (oops) and I haven’t yet done one for December, I figured I’d leave you with some light reading of blog posts I’ve written for my lovely clients (who keep this blog going by paying my bills as much as you guys do for hanging out with me and visiting and commenting!) and hopefully, you can gain a bit of inspiration whilst I’m away if you fancy it.

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Christmas

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How to Create a Christmas Centrepiece (AO Life)

5 Ways to Decorate Your Christmas Tree (Oak Furnitureland)

Tips and Ideas for Monochrome Christmas Decor (Oak Furnitureland)

7 Ways to Decorate Your Staircase for Christmas (Oak Furnitureland)

How to Decorate Your Kitchen for Christmas (Tile Mountain)

7 Ideas for Alternative Christmas Trees (Tile Mountain)

10 Easy DIY Christmas Wrapping Ideas (Tile Mountain)

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Guests

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How to Create the Perfect Guest Bedroom (My Two Designers)

Give Your Guests The VIP Treatment (Avant)

How to Kit Out Your Guest Bedroom (Oak Furnitureland)

How to Prepare Your Home for Guests (Tile Mountain)

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Interior Inspiration

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How I Got the Carrera Marble Look Without The Pricetag (Tile Mountain)

Real Kitchens: Karen Knox of Making Spaces (AO Life)

Real Kitchens: Kimberly Duran (AO Life)

How to Combine Wallpaper and Tiles in The Bathroom (Tile Mountain)

How to Use Tiles To Bring the Outside In (Tile Mountain)

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Advice

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How to Light Up Your Home This Winter (Avant)

How to Create a Cosy Neutral Look for Winter (My Two Designers)

How to Make Your Living Room a More Sociable Space (Oak Furnitureland)

8 Ways to Light Up Your Living Room (Oak Furnitureland)

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And so, with that, I just want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year or a wonderful relaxing end of the year, whatever you are celebrating (or not, as the case may be). Thank you to my readers, my fellow bloggers, commenters, tweeters, emailers, and those who simply join me quietly – I’m sending huge holiday hugs and kisses.

So with that, I’m off until early January! See you all on the flipside! Mwah! xxx

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