Friday Favourites #1

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Helllo readers, please forgive me if this post is a little rambling in length but I’ve decided to write up my Friday (bookish) favourites. I haven’t written one before as such but recently I’ve been buying lots of reader related bits and bobs and thought I would pop it all together in a lovely post for you. I adore reading these on other blogs and thought I would write my own. I’m not going to do them every-week but I think if they go down well maybe once a month on the first Friday of the next month? We’ll see! For now, enjoy!

Scrabble ‘L’ Mug

I’ve mentioned this before but I’m not a massive tea or coffee drinker and only recently have I started to drink peppermint or green tea, but I’ve been converted and now adore the stuff so I’ve been picking up lots of new mugs to add to my collection. This most recent addition is a scrabble ‘L’ mug. It’s so pretty, with the score of the letter on there, a double point square on the bottom of the inside of the mug, and the distribution of letters on the back it’s kind of perfect. I picked this up in London for around £8 pounds which I know if a lot but I just think it’s wonderful.

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Pucca Peppermint & Liquorice Tea

Another addition to my list but I recently went to T and Harry’s house and Harry offered me a cup of Peppermint and Liquorice Tea which I have to say is amazing. When I next went to tesco I picked up a pack and I’ve been drinking  it pretty much constantly ever since. I’m trying to get better at reading before bed and this is the perfect accompaniment.

Primark Bee Hoppy Pyjamas

I adore Primark Pyjamas but I have tumultuous relationship with them. I love the shorts that they sell because they are so utterly utterly comfy but the vests that come with them are useless especially when you’ve got a bit extra in the chest area. So I have to buy a different top to go with, and I end up with so many mismatched vest tops.

However I did manage to pick up a pair of checked shorts in magenta, navy and white and a ‘BEE HOPPY’ oversized sweatshirt with pink, grey and white large horizontal stripes. It’s utterly gorgeous and perfect for snuggling up with whilst blogging and I have a pair of super snuggly white knee high socks to go with too.

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Blogging Diary

So, this year is the first year I’ve had a blogging diary. I know – shock horror but I’ve finally got organised enough to have a blogging diary and this one is perfect.  It’s compact and smaller than A4 but the size has the perfect space to write the day’s post – any work related notes and is bright highlighter yellow and magenta so I can find it in my bag/bed/floordrobe. I’ve only had it a month of so but I’m still using it which must be some kind of record.

Penguin Canvas Tote bag

I’ve had this a little while but just haven’t found a reason to blog about it yet. It’s a Penguin book cover of The Great Gatsby as a canvas book bag and I use it every day for work. It’s the perfect size for laptop, soup, charger, book and my blogging diary and my make-up bag, plus it’s gorgeous. I really want a maroon one but I’m yet to decide which book cover but I also adore the green Sherlock version. *Puts on wish-list.*

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So these are my wonderful January favourites. Hope you enjoyed this slightly different post but I might just write a few more.

Top Ten Tuesday: What’s in my bag – book blogger dream edition

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Helllloooo readers, it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday and today’s is a free week so we’re allowed to pick our own bookish topic! Over Christmas I was tempted over and over again to buy alllll of the bookish things but I stopped myself because 1) Christmas, 2) Money. However I thought this post would be the perfect time to collate all the bookish bits I want that would fit in my dreamy book blogger bag. I know it’s a little odd for a topic but imma going to go with it. Additionally I will link where I found all of these bits so you can go buy them yourselves!

Canvas And Leather Foldover Backpack by EAZO

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Firstly I kinda need a bag to carry around all my lovely bookish-bits. This bag is utterly gorgeous and would have plenty of room for laptop/book/purse/make-up/spare socks etc. I can see me popping this on with skinny jeans, flannel grey blazer, white silk shirt, converse and a bright yellow scarf. Gorg.

Organic Cotton Tablet Case by EKA

Turquoise iPad Case

Knowing me the bag would be fulllllll of bits-and-bobs so to save a little space I’ve gone for a Kindle case in this beautiful sassy light blue. I have a number of these for my Iphone 5c which I bought from Etsy and not only are they are super soft, but they’re brilliant for protecting from screen scratching – perfect.

Classic Paperback Notebooks by PAPERPAPER

Classic Paperback Notebooks

*eeeee* what could be better than this bookish Penguin style notebook. This would be perfect in my bookish bag and perfect for all my bookish post ideas!

Personalised Words Leather Bookmark by JANE DE BONO PRINTED ACCESSORIES

Personalised Words Leather Bookmark

I am the worst at keeping an eye on all of my bookmarks but I think if I had one as lovely as this I would definitely look after it. ‘Ethically produced from off-cuts of leather, leftover from our seasonal collections and hand stamped in lowercase jaunty font.’ It just speaks to my bookish-heart.

Ampersand Rose Gold Necklace by LITERARY EMPORIUM

Ampersand Rose Gold Necklace

I know this should probably be around my neck but knowing me it would be in the bottom of my bag because I’m a nightmare so it’s going in the bag. I bought a necklace with a stack of books as the pendent a year of so ago and they broke off so quickly *wails.* Looking back may have been a bit too bulky but this is beautiful. Simple, classy and perfect for Lizzo.

Raw Chocolate Bar With Peanut Butter by NANTWEN

Raw Chocolate Bar With Peanut Butter

If you’re anything like me you need to have a snack in your bag and I am lusting over this yummy looking little bar. They also do one with fig that is also on my wish list for snacking.

Bookworm Photographic Phone Case by CASSIA BECK PHOTOGRAPHY

Bookworm Photographic Phone Case

I lave me this phone case – and even though I have a pink 5c so I’m a little against covering its salmon pink wonderfulness – I may make an exception for this little beauty. Totally bookish and so dainty – I’m sold.

Alice In Wonderland Handkerchief Set by CHÁ COM LETRAS

Alice In Wonderland Handkerchief Set

Another product I wouldn’t normally carry in my bag but I just couldn’t resist these adorable handkerchiefs. Styled on Alice and Wonderland I can see me cleaning my phone or sunglasses on these beauties, but mostly having them just to stare at *eee.*

Splash Print Leather Purse by JANE DE BONO PRINTED ACCESSORIES

Splash Print Leather Purse

THIS PURSE!  There’s something about the inky splashes that just feels so bookish. I can imagine keeping my library card, and spare pennies for library fines in here and maybe a spare bookmark or two.

Set Of Five Pencils With Purpose by NEWTON AND THE APPLE

Set Of Five Pencils With Purpose

Finishing it off with five beautiful pencils – I’ve seen a number of different sets all over the internet but there’s something about the wording and the white colour of pencil that screams Lizzo – *adds to basket.*

Right, so there we go, ten wonderful things in my bookish-dreamy-bag. All of these I found on Not On The High Street (where all the images are from,) and I think all of them are currently available for you too get your mitts on, unless I get there first! What would you add? What dreamy book items are on your WANT list? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @littlebookblog1!