Showing posts with label Leon Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Leon Day. Show all posts

Jun 26, 2015

#Leon Day: L'Occitane, Book, Beauty, Mirror and Necklaces Giveaway


 Enter this giveaway to win the things I love to receive for Christmas. The winner of this giveaway will receive a book, a make up bag, hand cream, lip balm, soap, a mirror and three (pink rose, red ceramic heart and real flower) necklaces.


Good luck!

  I will contact the winner on twitter or via email. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international.    

 

Leon Day: The Reluctant Elf by Michele Gorman

Meet Britain's Worst Innkeeper

Single mother and extremely undomestic goddess, Lottie, has five days to become the ultimate B&B hostess to save her beloved Aunt Kate’s livelihood.

When Aunt Kate ends up in the hospital, Lottie and her seven-year-old daughter are called to rural Wales to stand in at the B&B. Without the faintest idea how to run a hotel (she can barely run her own life), Lottie must impress the picky hotel reviewer and his dysfunctional family who are coming to stay over Christmas. Without the rating only he can bestow, Aunt Kate will lose her livelihood.

But will Danny, the local taxi driver who she hires to help her, really be Santa’s little helper, or the Grinch who stole Christmas? 

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Lottie's aunt Kate has had an accident. Lottie and her seven year old daughter Mabel were supposed to spend their Christmas holiday with Kate at her bed and breakfast. An important guest has booked a Christmas stay and it's too late to cancel the booking. He has to give the place a rating, so he's an important guest. Lottie has never seen the bed and breakfast and unfortunately it isn't quite what she expected it to be. The house is a mess and Lottie isn't used to cooking and cleaning. In London she employs someone for that and in Wales she tries to find help too, because she can't pull this off on her own.

With the help of taxi driver and artist Danny she does some last minute fixing up. She offers Danny quite a bit of money to help them get through the entire Christmas. The guests aren't easy, the reviewer has brought his demanding family. He has a brother in law with wandering hands and lips, who doesn't care much for his wife who doesn't like anything and who always has a headache. They have twins who are a disaster. They're all messy and they turn the house upside down. Will Lottie and Danny be able to save both Christmas and the rating? Will they end up friends or will they hate each other at the end of such a difficult holiday?

The Reluctant Elf is a fun Christmas story. Lottie is pretty clueless when it comes to running a bed and breakfast, but she tries to make the best of it and she manages to solve a lot of problems with a little bit of creativity. There were some funny scenes and there's also a bit of wonderful romance. I think Michele Gorman has written a great Christmas story, it has warmth and it's festive. It has everything I like about Christmas books. 

Jun 25, 2015

Leon Day: Glass Beaded Flower Bracelet Giveaway


Leon Day Giveaway: Win a red and white glass beaded flower bracelet! Good luck!

  I will contact the winner on twitter or via email. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international.    

Leon Day: Surprise Gift Giveaway!


I love surprises and they always make me feel like it's Christmas. Enter this giveaway to win a lovely surprise gift. Good luck!

 I will contact the winner on twitter or via email. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international.    

Leon Day: Suze Loves Patience Brewster!



I love Patience Brewster, her Christmas decorations are legendary. 

On June 25th it's Leon Day. Leon Day is the halfway mark to Christmas. The word comes from the French word for Christmas Noel, which is spelled backwards.


For a lot of people (and companies) Leon Day is the day they stay their Christmas preparations.

  
I'm a big fan of Christmas shops and this day is my starting point, I am allowed to buy ornaments again. 


 I'm the proud owner of several Patience Brewster Christmas ornaments. 


They are beautiful and very well made.


Every decoration in my Christmas tree has a special meaning and they're all different.


Patience Brewster's ornaments look really sweet. For me Christmas is all about love and sweet decorations provide a perfect way to express that.


Admiring Patience Brewster's characters always puts a smile on my face and the ornaments I have are very dear to me.


I don't decorate my entire house on Leon Day, but I do think about the spirit of Christmas, about showing people I care.


It's something I want to keep in mind every day of the year.


I'm always keeping one Christmas decoration in my living room to remind me of that.


I will light some candles on Leon Day and will also send a present to someone who could use some cheering up.


Patience Brewster's ornaments are art, their designs are fantastic.


They express the wonderful and fun side of life, which is something I always try to celebrate.


Leon Day makes me happy, I love reading about Christmas and I like a good, romantic festive story. From this day on it's all right again to read Christmas books. Christmas in July will follow soon and I can't wait to read more Christmas stories.


Leon Day is a day to be merry and to enjoy the Christmas spirit. I'm glad it's there as I'm always counting the days until my favorite holiday will start again.


Check out Patience Brewster's fantastic shop and celebrate Christmas with me. Merry Leon Day!
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