... because life's too short to do anything ALL the time . Creativity and positivity are my "hiraeth"

Monday, 4 January 2010

Ooops - I got a new bag! But I didn't buy it or ask for it, so that's ok!

I've never had mixed feelings about a new handbag before! Like I said though, I didn't ask for it or buy it so I didn't really have a choice. It was a late Christmas present that my lovely husband had forgotten to give me - what a shame! It's a lovely Jack Skeleton one too...standby for photos! I kind of feel a bit guilty about it though - I wasn't planning anything new; even if it was a fabulous gift.

Today was my first real cold turkey test. I had to go to town to pick up something (unavoidable) for my daughter and walking through town thinking to myself "even if I see something totally life changing for £5 I just can't but it". I found myself craving things I rarely buy anyway, like crap ornaments...and well, everything! It was actually very difficult and I wasn't expecting that. I had money in my pocket and that was where it was staying! I was guiltily peeping in through windows and gazing longingly at total tat...a very odd experience, quite sad actually, isn't it?
My purchase of two reels of cotton for my sewing machine and an iron on patch to give strength to my darned leggings didn't really "scratch the itch". Just goes to show how vulnerable we are when around shops, eh? Give it a go if you're brave enough!

Had a couple of ideas today about some events I'm going to host for the benefit of all my (probably lady) friends, so stand by for details on that. I wonder what tommorow will bring?


  1. I've got a (very ethical!) prezzie for you. Is that allowed? xxxx

  2. Oooo yes!! I think so! I have no control over gifts :)

  3. This is fab! I'm looking forward to tips and hints from across the globe to help me save a penny or two.

  4. You'll get most of your tips from Pentwynmawr love :)