Monday, December 10, 2012

Food, Film and Fun!

Happy Monday! Did everyone have a good weekend? It was a frosty one in London, albeit with a brilliant blue sky which Mr TR and I took advantage of by strolling through Kensington Gardens (after I filled my belly with French toast, maple syrup and yummy apple compote).

If I seem to be all about food these days... it's because I am!

Today, I'm guest reviewer on Novel Escapes, where I review Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld. I LOVE this novel - if you haven't read it, you need to!

And over in the Christmas Creche, nine different authors name their favourite Christmas films. I went with Love Actually, but last night I watched Elf and it's a definite second choice.

And speaking of bellies... Mr TR and I recently did a maternity photo shoot with a brilliant photographer, who'll also photograph Baby TR when he makes his appearance! This is the only time in my life when I'll willingly bare my stomach, and here are two of my favourites from the session.



How's your belly doing? And what's your favourite Christmas film?

64 comments:

  1. Aw, and you look absolutely stunning!

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  2. Agree with Jess- absolutely stunning! My belly is just fine, except for the elephant skin from the huge weight loss. Merry Christmas, Talli
    Karen

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  3. Those photos are ridiculously beautiful! <3

    It's quite hard for me to narrow down my list of favourite Christmas movies, but Love Actually and Elf are two of the ones I must see every year. :D

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  4. Simply stunning photos, Talli.

    My favourite festive film is The Muppet Christmas Carol!

    Happy Christmas.

    Janice xx

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  5. Those are beautiful pictures. I gave birth to five big babies, and my poor belly's never been the same. If I could afford to (and was brave enough), I'd have it removed. lol

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  6. You look awesome. Love the pictures.

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  7. Hi Talli .. love the pics - that's one brave Mum to be .. delighted to see you ... my tummy is fine on its own!!

    Christmas time is for being with family and friends .. don't really do Christmas movies ...

    Cheers and enjoy those sunny walks and Kensington Gardens .. Hilary

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  8. Awwwww Talli! Awwwww look at you and Mr TR and TR Junior!! Awwwwwww!! You are all so adorable!!!

    Happy Christmas! I'd put Elf first cos it does make me wet my pants from laughing! LOL! Take care
    x

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  9. You look blooming Talli. Lovely pictures.

    Yvonne

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  10. Tummy? Let's not go there. But look at you? Absolutely blooming and looking wonderful.

    Fave Xmas film? I'm a sucker for Miracle on 34th Street (the remake)

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  11. What gorgeous pictures. So happy for you both. Don't know how I missed the memo.

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  12. LOVE these photos, Talli! My favorite Christmas film is still "It's A Wonderful Life" after all these years.

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  13. Your pictures are beautiful! Let's see, my favorite holiday movie, I love the Polar Express. What can I say, the cartoons take me back!

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  14. Aw, you look adorable!!! I love your baby bump! Congrats!

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  15. I just love your prego pics! My favorite Christmas movie will probably always be It's a Wonderful Life, but Elf is my 2nd favorite, too...

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  16. Lovely photos.
    I think I might have to vote for Love Actually, too. They did such a wonderful job with that and I enjoy all the London scenes :)

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  17. Beautiful photos to treasure thanks for sharing them with us.

    I also love watching 'Love Actually' at Christmas but 'Miracle on 34th Street' also brings a tear to my eye!

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  18. But you're still thin otherwise - good for you!
    Now send some cold weather this way. We are close to seventy degrees today.

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  19. Beautiful photos Talli! I especially like the one with Mr. TR as you can tell how much he adores you. Love Actually is one of my favorite holiday movies too. Hope you feel as good as you look. Julie

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  20. The photographer did a great job. Now I know why I never got pregnant. I wouldn't look like you. I'd look like an egg with legs.

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  21. Talli, you look positively radiant.

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  22. You look great! Such an exciting time-I am happy for all of you :D
    ELF-I love that flick!

    I agree, I hope you feel great~
    The photographer did a wonderful job!

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  23. Beautiful pics. You must feel about to pop! Good luck with everything.

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  24. Beautiful photos but, erm, where are your stretchmarks? *glares at Talli through sheer jealousy*

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  25. Love your photos. Now I can't wait to see Baby TR's, too :)

    Oh, and I love Elf!

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  26. You look radiant!

    Let's see... my Christmas films would have to be The Ref and the first two Die Hards.

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  27. I love LOVE the pics! You look fantastic - what a great idea :)

    Elf is adorable - I've always had a soft sport for the old White Christmas too :)

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  28. Your bump is adorable. What a happy snap! Can't wait to see Baby TR's shots if you care to share! Keep well! Enjoy the french toast. I'm making ricotta hotcakes with maple syrup, bacon, raspberries and mascapone and ice cream for Christmas brunch. I'm sure you'd love them! They are divine!

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  29. You look so great! I read your blog at work but our firewall always blocks out pictures so I had to wait until I got home so I could see you before I commented.

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  30. Your belly looks awesome. My favourite Christmas movie is a tossup between "The Muppet Christmas Carol" and "A Child's Christmas in Wales".

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  31. What lovely pics.... you are RADIANT!!!!!!!!

    All the best!

    My favorite Christmas film. Ooooo, that really is hard for me. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Christmas film, but if I had to pick just one, it would have to be a classic. WHITE CHRISTMAS.

    There is nothing finer waiting a snowy Christmas Eve in Vermont. The songs, sets, and acting are priceless.

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  32. I adore you and these pics are absolutely priceless! If I have to pick a favorite Christmas film, it will be 'A Christmas Story'. It best describes the motley crew I call family! :D However, I have to agree that Elf is very close.
    "Buddy the Elf! What's your favorite color?"

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  33. You look great, Talli! I like that they'll do a shoot when the baby's born as well; doubly awesome :) My belly needs to be less than it is, but with Christmas coming it's a hard one to fix :P

    Jamie

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  34. I read Prep years ago and loved it.

    Beautiful pictures, Talli. The joy shines through.

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  35. Talli, you're probably one of the most beautiful moms I've ever seen. the joy of motherhood fits you like a hand to a glove :)

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  36. Beautiful pics Talli! My favourite part of being pregnant was being able to eat lots of cake. Can't wait to see pics of Baby TR. Look after yourself and hope you and husb have a great Christmas.x

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  37. What beautiful pics. You look absolutely stunning!

    Favorite Christmas movie is The Family Man with Nic Cage and Tia Leone.

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  38. Talli, you look so beautiful! I am so excited for you!!!

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  39. I saw the pictures on Facebook last night and LOVED them! And Love Actually is definitely my favourite Christmas film too.

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  40. My favourite Christmas film? A Christmas Story ("You'll shoot your eye out!" Makes me laugh every time I watch it.

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  41. And I thought Santa had a big belly! :) You look wonderful, and happy, Talli!

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  42. Awww ... love these photos! You look absolutely stunning and so happy Talli!

    My bump is almost that size without being pregnant!

    Nas

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  43. What lovely photos! And what a neat bump. Eat what you like,you're pregnant and it's Christmas! Mine is Love Actually.

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  44. Those are beautiful photos! Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase is still one of my favorite Christmas movies.

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  45. Gorgeous photos, Talli!
    I like watching them all come Christmas time - Vacation, Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life, Scrooged, the original Grinch and Rudolph, Charlie Brown...

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  46. Love these pics, Talli! So adorable. My favorite Christmas film is probably THE MADAGASCAR PENGUINS IN A CHRISTMAS CAPER. Makes me laugh every time. =)

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  47. The pictures look wonderful! And congratulations on the baby! That's so exciting. Maybe next year you can dress him up as a baby elf; that way he and Will Ferrell's character in that Elf movie will match. :)

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  48. Fabulous pictures, Talli! I love Polar Express, and the animated version of A Christmas Carol made recently.

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  49. Beautiful pictures, Talli! My must-see Christmas films are Love Actually and Home Alone...

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  50. Those are awesome!!! I love them. So perfect, a lovely bump and lovely parents. :)

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  51. I love the photos! You're radiant!

    My favorite Christmas films would have to be the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street and The Nativity Story.

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  52. What awesome photos! I've never watched Elf straight through, just seen parts. I'll need to fix that this year!

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  53. Nice posts, i’m very like it. It’s very helpfull.
    KEEP SPIRIT BLOGGING !

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  54. What absolutely beautiful pictures! you'll cherish those in the future!

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  55. Lovely pictures Talli! You look so healthy and radiant! No small acheivement at this time of year when everyone seems to be stressed! My fav film? A Chrismas Carol...

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  56. You look stunning in those pictures, Talli.

    Love, Actually and While You Were Sleeping share the first place as my favorite Christmas movies. :-)

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  57. What a lovely idea and such beautiful photos.x

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  58. Great photos, you look blooming amazing!

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  59. Oh you look so beautiful!! Those are such wonderful family photos!:)

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  60. I had no idea you were pregnant when I met you in September... a huge congratulations...Vanessa :) xx

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