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My Favourite 5 for November: Margaritas, Origami & Christmas Fun

November has whizzed by in a whirl of birthday celebrations and Christmas prep. I can’t believe Christmas is less than a month away! We are really looking forward to getting our tree up (well the girls and I are. Ryan, not so much.)

A Date Night for My Birthday

Ryan and I went to the cinema to see  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which we really enjoyed. We went to the posh Gallery section, which has a bar and extra comfy seats. You also get nachos, popcorn and soft drinks included in the ticket price. I don’t want to go back to the normal cinema experience after that though!Margarita cocktail in black and white

A 40th Birthday Costume Party

My friend’s husband had an excellent 40th birthday party, in a  marquee in their garden. As he was born in the 1970s, that was the costume theme and we had great fun coming up with our costumes. Ryan constructed a huge cardboard space shuttle.  We then had to deconstruct it to get into the car…

I went for a Clockwork Orange inspired costume, which is a nice easy one, if you are looking for a Halloween costume next year! I found a tutorial for the make-up, but essentially it’s just loads of eyeliner and false eyelashes. They feel quite weird but you get used to it!

My finished #droog look. I even make my own glass of ‘milk’ by spray painting a glass. #aclockworkorange #clockworkorange

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Everyone made a real effort with their costumes, and there were quite a few punks, a Miss Piggy and Kermit, Worzel Gummidge, and a Troll, amongst others. It was a very funny night.

An Origami Workshop

I had a birthday afternoon treat with my sister and friend at Southwood Stores, near Milton Keynes. Not only is this an amazing shop (I want to buy EVERYTHING) they also hold all sorts of creative workshops.

We chose a modern origami workshop with the lovely OrigamiEst and it was brilliant. We made fairy lights and I was so pleased with how they turned out! You can read more in my full review here!

So happy with my #origami #fairylights 💗 Thanks @origami_est for teaching me! #lights #origamiest #handmade

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A Christmas Adventure

We went to the World’s End Garden Centre , to visit their Winter Wonderland. The girls loved it and you can see more pictures and a video on my separate blog post.Entering the magical World's End Winter Wonderland

World's End Winter Wonderland house with penguins

Birthday Treats

I got some amazingly snug slippers from Marks and Spencer with some of my birthday money…

… My sister MADE me a sweatshirt…

… and gave me a great silicone BYO travel cup that I’ve been eyeing up for a while.

Ryan bought me some Sellotape. I’m not even joking! I’d been ranting that “All I want is a role of Sellotape” so he took me at my word. It is really handy as I always need it and the girls have always pinched it. He did get me proper presents too, don’t worry!

Have you had any festive fun yet? I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to, please leave me a comment!


Lovely Things


  1. Maria

    5th January 2017 at 6:44 pm

    We also went to see Fantastic Beasts and really enjoyed it! Love your costume for your friends 40th too. Happy New Year to you Becky and thank you for linking up to #OurFaveFive xx

    1. Becky Pink

      6th January 2017 at 9:48 am

      Thanks Maria, have a very Happy New Year too xx

    2. Becky Pink

      6th January 2017 at 9:48 am

      Thanks Maria, have a very Happy New Year too xx

  2. A Cornish Mum

    21st December 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Your sister is so talented, love that jumper! Fantastic beasts is fab isn’t it?! It sounds like you’ve had a fantastic month lovely. Have a fantastic Christmas.

    Stevie xx #ourfavefive

  3. Stacey Guilliatt

    15th December 2016 at 10:15 pm

    November looks a really fun month for you! I love your party outfit, great job! Also, that jumper is beautiful!


  4. Laura's Lovely Blog

    13th December 2016 at 11:54 am

    What an awesome month you had. Your costume is amazing, I really want to see Fantastic Beasts too! Thanks for linking up to #lovelythings

    1. Becky Pink

      13th December 2016 at 7:40 pm

      It’s such a good film, hope you get to see it over Christmas! xx

  5. OddHogg

    11th December 2016 at 4:39 pm

    I am desperate to see fantastic beasts! The origami workshop sounds fun too #ourfavefive

    1. Becky Pink

      12th December 2016 at 10:32 pm

      We had a great time, thanks for popping by xx

  6. Tracey Bowden

    6th December 2016 at 9:59 pm

    The origami looks so fun and your fairy lights look fab too! Some lovely birthday treats too. I love that you got sellotape, I am always losing mine and would love someone to buy it for me #OurFaveFive

    1. Becky Pink

      7th December 2016 at 12:53 pm

      Ha ha I’m glad you appreciate the sellotape, it’s not to everyone’s taste! xx

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