Nigel Slater's Christmas Chronicles

"Come in." Two short words heavy with meaning. Step out of the big, bad wet world and into my home. You'll be safe here, toasty and well fed. "Come in." They are two of the loveliest words to say and to hear.

I settled down with some echinacea and elderberry tea and homemade ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg biscuits to start reading this beautiful book. Nigel Slater is the most lyrical writer. His words are the literary equivalent of curling up in an armchair with a blanket over your knees by an open fire. I received this book as a gift from a lovely friend. It's the perfect treat for start the Christmas season.

A Christmas Book - Angel's Great Escape

Ok so this is a bit of a cheeky addition to the Quiet Life pages! But I'm so pleased that after four years of work, I have finally managed to publish my little story in print for little ones to read and enjoy in the lead up to Christmas. It's been such an absolute labour of love for me. With illustrations by the wonderful Kristyna Litten and design by lovely Sarah Goodwin, we are a tiny team of three and we are so proud of what we've created!

Today we are at number 57 in the Amazon Children's Christmas book chart and really hoping to get into the top 40! Don't forget to pop a copy in your Christmas shopping trolley : )

Christmas As Seen By Wes Anderson

There's always tough competition for who is going to produce the best Christmas advert in the UK. This year, the clear winner has to be H & M who have engaged the wonderful Wes Anderson to direct their Christmas masterpiece.

Oh my goodness, it's beautiful. Wes Anderson has the most perfect eye for detail and symmetry. It's so pleasing to the eye with every square inch of the frame considered. Enjoy.