It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I was in the heart of London a couple of weeks ago and loved seeing all the lights. These photos were taken on a cold night with my cell phone. When I got home, Miles let me know he wasn’t impressed that we had fun without him. It took him at least two minutes to forgive me, but those two minutes broke my heart (and made me chuckle–he looks so serious).

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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72 Responses to It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

  1. Ooh, you got the doggie glare there! Love the photos, London is so magical at Christmas 🙂

  2. niasunset says:

    It should be amazing in these days… Thank you dear TBM, Miles’ expression in his face amazing too:) Love, nia

  3. cupitonians says:

    OMG! Miles is just amazing. You know I’m in love with him but that was just all sorts of epic!

  4. Awesome photos – London is sure looking festive! I’m trying to get my house to look festive, but I need more hours in the day and more energy so that I can finish the job LOL :). By the way, I can just about hear all the names Miles is calling you, and they are shocking :). Poor Miles.

  5. Oh, London has got to be a magical place this time of year. Love the photos. And poor Miles!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  6. Can’t remember the last time I was in London over Christmas/New Year – probably more than 20 or 30 years ago! Good to see such an adorable photo of Miles – funny but our dogs rarely do that. Maybe they don’t miss us when we got out? 😀

  7. Beth Ann says:

    Oh Miles. He has the pout perfected, that is for sure.

  8. you and Ms. Loony were having way too much fun–

  9. Melissa says:

    It looks so beautiful! Hope Miles let’s you two enjoy some more outings without him, just think of it as “date night” 😉

    • TBM says:

      We try to do date night once a week, much to Miles’s annoyance. Is it festive there?

      • Melissa says:

        I sounds like Miles still gets a lot of love, he can spare you two for an evening. It is festive here, though it does’t look like we will be getting a White Christmas. Neighbors are decorating and the city is all lit up. I can’t believe it’s already Christmas!

      • TBM says:

        Too bad you won’t have a White Christmas. That always makes it a little more special for me. Our neighbors don’t decorate much here, south of the river, but all the pubs have. Not that I spend that much time in the pubs.

        happy holidays!

  10. bulldog says:

    That dog is going to get you back… love the photos…

  11. Gorgeous lights! It is hard to believe Christmas is just a week away. Especially hard to believe here where we’ve went from very seasonable temps to four days of Spring temps. But we’ll come back to Christmas weather by the end of the week. Which I’m glad of, as this warm weather is harshing my Christmas mellow.

    • TBM says:

      Come over here, it’s cold and rainy. However, if you want a shot at a white Christmas, you might want to stay put. Doesn’t really snow here and when it does, it’s not much. Happy holidays!

  12. wolke205 says:

    Awww what a cutie pie ❤ I love Christmas ❤ PS a bone would for sure help with the disappointment 😀

  13. Oh, Miles, you are gooooood! You could give guilt lessons. 😀

    I so want to see London at Christmastime now. It’s supposed to be 80 here today, so doesn’t feel a whole lot like that time of year. Not complaining.

  14. Valentina says:

    In Europe they start Christmas at the right time, between the first and second week of December. In the States they start in September and by the time Christmas rolls around I am so tired of seeing all of that excess. Here is Christmas is all about selling more.

  15. ilargia64 says:

    Emotional blackmail!!!! 🙂 🙂 I know it!!!

  16. He looks more sad than angry. Which is probably worse. Hope the doggie bone helps ease the tension. 😉

  17. Oh my goodness. Poor Miles. Even his “mad” face is the cutest!
    Looks like you’re having fun this Christmas season.

  18. Grace says:

    The lights look so pretty! 🙂

  19. Rorybore says:

    It looks beautiful! I love how it is all decorated.
    And Miles is still cute, even though you are getting the doggy stink eye. LOL

  20. I was wondering how Christmas looks on your side of the pond. Are those supposed to be giant antlers in the picture top right corner image? I hope Miles the Glaring is aware that he got the star photo treatment in this post.

    • TBM says:

      I couldn’t tell if they were reindeer antlers or just a Christmas design. If I’m in the area again soon, I’ll take a closer peek. Miles loves to have his photo taken. Att the Cat doesn’t.

  21. Very pretty light clicks! Miles is guilting you in a big way. What a face!

  22. Novroz says:

    Awww poor Miles! I love his expression, fortunately he didn’t breake the furniture while being left alone 😉

    London looks so bright.

    • TBM says:

      Miles is a good boy. Never breaks anything, unless it’s a Christmas tree. We don’t put one up any more since Miles and Att knock it down every single day.

      • Novroz says:

        I presume it was a small Christmas tree, right? Or they are powerful enough to knock down a big tree?

      • TBM says:

        I would say a medium tree. I think they work together. Att would climb in it and Miles would push from the bottom. It’s the only time they ever work as a team.

  23. Hahaha @ Miles’s accusing facial expression. The lights were worth it though. 🙂

    • TBM says:

      Miles just doesn’t understand why we can’t play in the park all day long. Don’t tell him, but I’m heading back to the City later today. He won’t be happy.

  24. poppytump says:

    You need a bone stash 😉
    Glad the City is putting on the Glitz …. bet it’s getting frantic coming up to the last weekend …
    Enjoy all the fun TBM !

  25. Ooh, those lights are so pretty! And Miles totally cracks me up… XD

  26. Vishy says:

    Beautiful London pictures, TBM! Loved Miles’ picture 🙂

  27. Fergiemoto says:

    Such an adorable face! Miles is so cute!
    The photos look very festive with all the lights. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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