06 Oct #TCRXmas with Ellen Faith
Merry Christmas, guys! Wish you and yours a happy and healthy one, filled with love and laughter. It’s the final day of #TCRXmas. I’m a bit sad the countdown is over, but at the same time pleased you all loved it so much. Today I’ll have three posts and one giveaway, so stay tuned for that. First guest today is lovely Ellen Faith, the author of four works and her latest DEAR DARLING was published in July this year. I’d like to thank lovely Ellen for visiting today and being part of my blog celebration and hope you enjoy her post.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
Firstly, I would just like to say a huge thank you to Ana for allowing me to pounce on her and agreeing to let me be part of the festivities here. I’m pretty excited!
This Christmas will be my first Christmas as a Mrs – something I am ridiculously happy about. I’m not sure why, maybe it’s because this is the year that we can begin to make our own traditions and spend quality time together. Or it could be that this is the first year I’ll be opening my presents in my own home with my husband without being split between 2 houses. Not that having 2 sets of presents to open is a bad thing, obviously haha.
Every year, I find that my list gets shorter and shorter as I ponder what to ask for from my family. It becomes harder when you’re an adult I think, when your Barbie and Lego collections have long since retired to their rightful place in the attic and you’ve already got a vast amount of perfume that you insist on continuing to buy, even though your dresser is already quite full. This year, I’ve thought long and hard about what I want for Christmas and aside from a mountain of books from my very favourite authors, a weekend break with my husband and a coffee machine (essential), I genuinely just want to spend some quality time with my friends and family where I’m not pushed for time. This year has been a crazy year for me between planning a wedding, honeymoon, studying law and adjusting to life as a newlywed, so my time has felt limited. I’ve missed out on coffee dates with friends, bookish events, days where I’m not conscious that I have an elsewhere to be, and to me, this is what Christmas is all about; spending time with those that you love.
So whilst I would never refuse anything in a little blue box with a pristine white ribbon, or a collection of make up from my favourite brands, this year, all I want for Christmas is to eat, drink and be merry with the people that mean the most to me.
Oh, and a diary would probably be a good idea too because if I’m determined to have such a magical social life, I should probably make a note of it so I don’t offend people by forgetting about them!
‘I’m 30 years old and sat celebrating with a greasy pizza and a bottle of cheap plonk.’
On her 30th birthday, Ellie Darling decides that it’s time to start a diary. Mainly as a reminder for when she’s old and living with cats that she once had a life that wasn’t all bad. Even if it was one where at 30 years of age, she still refused to spend that extra £3 on the good wine instead of chocolate.
But when the only proposal she gets from her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day is that of a threesome, she decides that enough is enough! With a new, improved job as Personal Assistant to one of the most feared Partners at her law firm – one that she doesn’t seem to be able to stop dreaming about – Ellie decides that this will be her year. And if she has to run errands for her boss’ neurotic Russian girlfriend or drag her best friend to a sponsored cycle with her now gay first love, then so be it.
About Ellen Faith
Ellen lives in the wonderful county of Yorkshire, England with her husband where she spends most of her time with her nose in her laptop, a book or plate of food.
Legal secretary and daydreamer by day, writer and serial tweeter by night, Ellen finally decided to put all the magic in her head to some use one day and put finger to laptop where The Story of Us was born and became her debut novel. Four novels later, the daydreams are still going strong, thankfully!
She loves to travel and enjoys taking her readers on a journey to escape with her, in whatever country or village she decides on next.