My photo
Anna of Mutton Style and Years
I write a fun blog called Anna mutton years and a boring blog called Mutton Style. Take your pick or pick both. Click on my profile to find my blogs dear interested party. My posts do sometimes contain affiliate links You'll find me on instagram as Mutton_style

Continental Drift November Link up -HOST

Today's post is about holiday planning.  What does that mean to you ? Thanksgiving maybe? Black Friday shopping, Christmas or Hannukah.  In the UK for me it would be the festive season so I give you muttonstyle tips for planning.

1. Order the M&S beauty calendar at a cost of  £35 for £280 worth of beauty goodies.  Yes today's the day. Go hit that button before they sell out.

2. Order the meat.  Yes I can tick that too. We've got a goose on order. Pricey but we use it all. Stock and fat. The fat keeps us going for roasties for a year or so when frozen.

3. Get the crackers whilst there is plenty in store.  We've bought some fun ones from Waitrose here .

4. Think about guests. Invite the most reliable.  We invited hubsters mum and aunt but having initially said yes they now want to spend a quiet Christmas at home.  Darn, just as we had bought the crackers and ordered the goose, enough for them.

5. Investigate the Jamie Oliver cook ahead gravy.   All very efficient but in our house every one likes good old "Aaah" Bisto with added meat juices.

6. Hint heavily and regularly to  relatives and friends that you really are avoiding biscuits and chocolates this Christmas. You've got 6 weeks to stop that pile of gifted confectionary so start hinting now.

7. Think about buying an Alexa for festive fun and music.  I bought mine in last year's Black Friday sale

8. Select some festive novels too read. 

A Very Merry Manhattan Christmas by Darcie Boleyn
Mistletoe on 34th Street by Lisa Dickenson
How to Stuff up Christmas by Rosie Blake
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Lisa Dickenson
Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair by Heidi Swain
The Chocolate Lover's Christmas by Carole Matthews

My Favorite Thing of The Day

Is that with a new season comes new TV shows.  This week we have started to watch Strangers, Vanity Fair and Condor.  The First will be recorded this week.  Then on Netfllix I'm interested in watching Maniac.

Time to link up. The link up will stay open for 1 week.  You know the ropes. 

Please do follow each of your hosts Bojana of Bodaciousblog , Sydney Shop Girl and Mutton Style  on at least one platform (Instagram, Twitter or blog)and comment on their blogs.  It would be great if you could read and comment on the blog above yours in the link up.  You might make a new friend. Please also do add a link back to our blogs on your posts  to help the linkup grow. 

Please pop over to see how Bojana of Bodaciousblog and  Sydney Shop Girl are planning for holidays.

Please do  follow me on Instagram YouTube and Pintrest, and subscribe to my blog (up at the top of the page)

I link up with
The Blended Blog


  1. Just got an Alexa. Not home yet so will set up later. I might call on you for some tips! xx

  2. I'm looking forward to the holidays! Can't wait to decorate and look for a great outfit!

    1. I dont think Ill be buying anything new. We are having a quiet xmas now our guests can't make it.

  3. I'm waiting for an Amazon Echo to arrive, not sure how I'll get on with it, but giving it a go. Thanks for hosting the #linkup, I do hope you'll join #chicandstylish too Anna. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  4. We thought about getting you love it??

    1. I absolutley do. You need to read my Alexa post to get some ideas.

  5. Thanks for your tips, fortunately we don't get many edible goodies. I'm waiting for Son to get an Alexa so that I can get some guidance off the back of his experience. Hugs, x.

  6. I am excited to use Alexa for all the holiday music and to start watching all the great movies!

  7. I ordered the M&S Advent calendar yesterday. I wasn't going to get an Advent calendar this year but then thought I would miss it. Next up: ordering the festive fare.

    1. It's the first calendar that I have had for years and years. Last time would have contained chocolate.


Post a Comment

I'm delighted you commented. It will be visible soon.