Tuesday, 21 October 2014

An Early Ode To Christmas...

First things first, please ignore my wallpaper... I've just moved into my kid sister's old room and redecorating is kind of on the back burner until I can afford to do something that isn't, well, half arsed. 

A couple of weeks ago myself and a few friends headed to Lincoln to visit the lovely Emma at her place of study and, despite the weather, we had the absolute best time. 

On the Saturday we visited an amazing cathedral, walked along a load of cobbles, ate lunch and drank Lincoln pale ale, scoured the back streets looking for cute galleries, tea rooms and shops that specialised in selling gem stones, and the markets.

It was on the markets I discovered this amazing soy wax candle from Kettler's Cottage Crafts and I fell in love instantly. It's made with essential oils and literally smells like everything you could possibly hope for in a Christmas candle - sweet orange, cinnamon, clove... and it's one of those delightful candles that smells insane even when it isn't lit. 

They do so many other products including soaps, salves, body butters... all 100% natural and home made and I'd have purchased so much more had I not been on such a tight budget for the weekend. Just a heads up, the tea tree hand salve was absolutely to die for and is definitely next on my list to buy from there!

Kettler's Cottage Crafts appear at markets all over the place to I'd highly recommend keeping your eye out to see if they'll be visiting anywhere near you! And now I can happily get all excited for Christmas and all of the other goodies that come out this time of year... I've already tripped and fell into the Lush Christmas goodies twice and I'm counting down the days till I can bulk buy all of my favourite Yankee candle Christmas scents!


  1. This looks so lovely! I've been having a good ol' sniff of all the Christmassy candles and things recently.. I'm getting super excited :-) I'd love to try out this candle. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled!

    - xoxo


  3. Ah, I need that candle! Sounds so, so lovely and delicious.

  4. I'm glad you had a good time with your friends. The candle sounds like it would smell amazing!