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Hello my dears, I'm Liss' friend Tina, from the English Muse . I'm here for a few days this week to take care of her lovely b...

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Hello my dears, I'm Liss' friend Tina, from the English Muse. I'm here for a few days this week to take care of her lovely blog while she's away on holiday. It's an honor to be here, especially at this time of the year.

The week between Christmas and New Years seems the most magical. It's as if time has slowed down to make everything more beautiful and enchanting, like the color of the sunsets.

Even though Christmas is over, I love turning off all the lights in the house except for the Christmas tree. I could spend hours looking at it. I even add more ornaments. Why not, right?

Then I make chai tea with soy milk and spices and curl up with a good book. I just started The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. It's wonderful so far.

What's your favorite thing to do during this second holiday week?

Photography by Barbara Vidal

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  1. Hello Friend, I love love love your blog, it‘s very interesting!!! I really like your style!! i‘ll visit you many times for sure honey.

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  3. ohhhhh!
    liv is in love with this outfit:
    fury hat + white lace dress=
    stunning styling.

  4. I love sunlight in pictures. It really is golden.
    My sister and I like to veg out on the couch and watch all the things we got for Christmas. And i keep all my gifts in a little pile in my room so I can admire them. Then after the 1st they go to their appropriate places.

  5. During the holiday season our piano room transforms into our "christmas room." I can sit in there for hours, especially early in the morning when the neighborhood is still sleeping...

  6. Hi Tina! I'm so glad you're subbing while Liss is out, since I love both your blogs. I read the Historian a couple years ago and absolutely loved it! Definitely let us know what you think when you're finished! :)

  7. How beautiful and delicate. Lovely photos.

  8. Weeeel, I think I'll be preparing for the New Year celebration and for my trip to Egypt
    And also seeing my friends, but if I'll not get ill. And I think I'm close to it((

    Lovely photos, I really enjoyed them)

  9. In New Zealand we're in the middle of our summer holidays so i've got about ten weeks off! I'm just enjoying barbecues and sunshine and getting out and exercising.

    P.S gosh we have similar taste, i was going to use these pictures when I guest post for Liss next week but you beat me to it! Haha :) They are beautiful.

  10. oh, these photos are just beautiful, so delicate and filled with such magic ♥

  11. I have been finishing up some books ans watching movies! So relaxing!

  12. oh that's an easy question :D
    i'm doing the same as you ;)
    drinking tee, looking at the christmas tree and relax. Or an other thing would be watching the snow falling down (:

  13. How nice to find you over here at Daydream Lily. Hmmm... my favorite thing to do at this time of year... I love going on adventures with my true love. But I guess I love that all year round.

  14. Beautiful Tina!! I can't wait to see what you have in store over here!!

  15. the stunning capture of the
    sunlight is so beautiful ~~~

  16. i've been waiting for the sun and looks like it's coming out today! so.. favourite thing would be lying on the beach!

  17. oh my gosh, these pics are so pretty! i love them :)


  18. beautiful pictures :) very magical
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    thank you:)

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  20. Have a cup of tea and relax with my hubby!

  21. watching old movies is a favorite holiday activity, hands down. that and eating a lot of sweets.

    happy to see you here, tina!

  22. Such beautiful pictures.

    My favourite thing to do definitely has to be sale shopping - although I can never actually find anything in the sales themselves!

    Merry Christmas!
    Lucie x

  23. oh that sounds wonderful! sadly, we've already taken down our tree. my favorite thing to do the second week of holidays is eat leftover sweets & go to the movies.

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  25. The Historian is a great book - enjoy!

  26. Lovely pictures! Great you're taking over while she's away, thanks!

  27. i also love the week between christmas and new years! after the mad rush of finishing up work before the holiday and preparing for the holiday itself...it's so nice to have some down time...and think about the coming year...resolutions and goals...and just veg out drinking fancy hot drinks and watching movies!


  28. I am very much in love with your blog


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