Merry Christmas

A Bottled Rose will be eating lots of chocolate and putting its feet up for the next couple of weeks so we’ll see you again in 2020.

Thanks to Val the Cookie Queen and Portia for their wonderful contributions this year. If you have the time over the holidays you might want to do yourself a favour and make Val’s Classic Fudgy Brownies.

This time last year I was shell-shocked from going through the home selling and buying process. It’s been a year of recovery but some wonderful highlights too, including getting to see Undina again in London and a trip to Grasse. My favourite fragrance of the year was Frederic Malle’s Rose et Cuir (I know that it’s hit or miss for many).

Huge thanks to you for reading.  Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. The end of another decade. Wow.

May the 2020s treat us all kindly.

Tara xxx

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25 responses to “Merry Christmas

  1. matty1649

    Merry Christmas to you Tara XX


  2. Jillie

    Oh my goodness, I hadn’t even realised it is the end of the decade. Where did the time go?

    Wishing you a peaceful, merry Christmas and a healthy, happy 2020.


  3. Hey Tara,
    Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your fabulous blog.
    Have all the good shit with all your favourite peeps.
    Hug everyone from me,
    Even Jin is waving hello to you from the couch.
    Hugs & Love and Wonderful 2020.
    Portia xx


  4. I’ll be coming home to pick my incense up. Life without you, and ABR would not be as rich. If I was into this scent twin thing – it would absolutely be you. Well, it IS you. Love ya. ❤️


  5. Have a very Happy Christmas! A more restful one in your new home this year now you are straight. And thanks to your co-contributors for mixing things up on ABR with strange tales and more. X


    • V, my year has been mentally manic while yours has been physically manic. I hope things settle down in 2020 for you.
      Thanks for continuing to read and comment despite so much going on.


  6. Gina T.

    Merry Christmas!!! Be blessed.


  7. Ingeborg

    Merry Christmas, Tara. The blog posts about your reading have really inspired me this year!


  8. Hayley

    Hi Tara Merry Christmas and hope 2020 is a good one…have loved reading the blog…books and perfume are my favourite things!


  9. Hamamelis

    Wishing you lots of rest and relaxation in the coming weeks. Having been too busy I commented less than I would wish (also on my other favourite blogs) but that doesn’t reflect my value for the time and thought that is put in them. I hope the 20’s will be more kind to the world and all its inhabitants.
    Smelling lovely in Sables, such a great scent on me!


    • Just knowing you are reading when you have the time means a lot. I hope 2020 isn’t as busy for you. Have a peaceful break. Sables I great for this time of year!


  10. Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you too!


  11. Enjoy this Christmas in your still new home, relax, overeat a little, and come back rested.

    Marry Christmas and Happy New Year, dear Tara. It’s such a pleasure to know you and have you around.


    • That’s is exactly what I intend to do, haha.

      Thank you for such kind words. I’m so happy to know you and your v.SO (and hopefully it will be just a matter of time before I know Rusty too) .
      Have a well earned break over the holidays.

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