My Secret Christmas Obsession – TV Ads

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Howdy Y’all,

I do hope your weekend was great! Did you do lots of holiday shopping or are you all done? I can finally say we are DONE!! We had a special Sunday sharing an Anglo- American Christmas with friends. Now that we are in full Christmas mode I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Christmas rituals, British TV adverts. To my US readers the UK goes all out in the festive advertisement stakes, they are not adverts as you would expect, (displaying merchandise) no they are a works of art often with a heartfelt and moral message. Each year the competition for the most original, heartfelt Christmas advert has grown. It is amazing how much money these large stores throw at it, but it works people speak of some of the classics like this and this still today. I have loved watching this years with Little L and if I am feeling a little blue I put them on and they bring such a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. It is all to easy to get swept up in the commercial aspects of the holiday season and forget what is important, after all it is not the perfect turkey or gift which makes special memories it is the people you share it with. So in true LL style pour yourself a drink and be entertained. If you are pushed for time I urge you to watch Heathrow’s or Marks and Spencer’s both are entirely brilliant. Heathrow might be my fav by a small margin simply because the message resonates with me so much. Please drop me a comment about which was your fav.

  1. John Lewis Advert
  2. Heathrow Airport Advert
  3. Marks and Spencer Advert
  4. Sainsbury’s Advert
  5. Apple Advert

 

Ta Ta for now,

TLL xx

Christmas Time

 

Howdy Y’all,

Happy December! How are you all doing? Frantically running around like a headless chicken trying to get everything done? Well that has been me a little of late, since I have been sick with a chest infection since the beginning of man, my to do list is longer than the Mississippi River. I am trying my best to remain swan like as I plough through, after all it is not about perfection- right? I am quite sure that me being sick and many of the other women who I know who are suffering is because they are intent on running themselves ragged. It has finally got cooler in Texas, I may line dance in celebration which has me feeling it is a little more like the festive season. To try and further get myself into the holiday spirit I have recorded this video called the Christmas Tag. So grab a cuppa or a tipple and enjoy.

What holiday traditions do you love? Let me know.

Enjoy.

Ta Ta for now.

TLL x

November Favorites 2016

 

Howdy Y’all,

Trust your Thanksgiving was full of family, friendship, fun, great food and thankfulness. We had a wonderful day with great friends, the only Debbie Downer is that I have been down with a chest infection which has seen me slowly deteriorate since Thanksgiving. I was not going to let a little sickness keep me from Black Friday, but alas I had game at the start but by lunchtime poor health and crowds had me beat. I think I am over the worst, it is days like the last few when I really feel the distance from family. It would be great to be able to have my mum care for Little L so I could crawl back to bed. Hey- Ho I am still here. I have been lucky to have good friends who have helped me out. I hope to share with you some of my Black Friday finds, although the majority of my buys came online. We did manage to get a few Christmas decorations up this weekend and I will share some photo’s with you soon. I really love this time of year and I really need to be operating on all cylinders, so more drugs for me. The video is about my November Favorites, it covers lots of things I have loved this month, like The Crown, have you seen it? I adored it. What did you think?

Thanks for the support.

Ta Ta for now.

TLL x