House With No Name Weekly Digest: From Christmas shopping to teenagers who hate wearing coats in winter

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Saturday 10th December 2011

Every Saturday the House With No Name blog features a few of the week’s highlights – and with Christmas exactly two weeks away, the posts are getting more and more festive.

The best thing that happened this week (apart from picking up a copy of Stylist’s gorgeous and much-talked about Nigella edition) was that I wrote my first ever guest post. I met the lovely Marion Poerio at the Cosmo Blog Awards party back in October. Like House With No Name, her blog, Rust and Gold Dust, was shortlisted in the awards and I’ve been an avid follower ever since.

When Marion asked me to write a Christmas post I leapt at the chance to write about our family Christmas tree – from when we put it up (today!) to how we decorate it. You can read all about it here.

Anyway, as promised, here are some of the week’s House With No Name blogs.

House With No Name on why teenagers hate wearing coats
House With No Name on the art of haggling
House With No Name goes Christmas shopping at the best shops in the country
House With No Name on women reporters in Fleet Street
House With No Name Book Review: Martina Cole’s The Faithless

PS. Like the rest of the country I’ll be glued to The X Factor final this weekend – evven though Misha B is better than Amelia Lily, Little Mix and Marcus put together. In fact the Amelia we should all be talking about is Amelia Hempleman-Adams. At 16 (just a year younger than Amelia Lily), Amelia H-A has followed in her explorer father’s footsteps and become the youngest person ever to ski to the South Pole. Now that is a real achievement!

2 comments so far

  • I’d go with the sitting room option so that’s the tree is at the heart of the family at all times, and not just seen when you have to go on to the landing.

    You’lll note that I never hesitate to give an opinion on something I know really nothing about!

    Liz X

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