Struggling to get through the week of work, and still not having spent my first pay cheque (on anything other than food, drink and travel - oh and a book which is basically as necessary if not more...) last Thursday I did a tour of the fabulous design shops right next to where I work.
The first present I will present in this post was thus a gift I gave myself, an owl necklace of the exact same colours and length I had been feeling were missing from my wardrobe. The adorable design was merely a fabulous coincidence.
I was going to post a link to the website but turns out this was the only item of jewellery not to feature on their online shop (trust me to go for it!). I'm not going to disclose the name of the independent design shop I got this from. They currently only have one location and I do not want to expose my own working location to the realms of the internet. Actually that is part of the reason why I was so happy with my present; it is like a souvenir of my summer. If any of you are still desperate (!) to know where it's from, just send me an e-mail and I'm more than happy to spread the fabulousness.
My next gift didn't come on my birthday either. Well, I have already told you all about that. Anyway, soon after I decided to keep my digital camera, a gorgeous accompaniment in the form of a camera case arrived which solidified my decision. How could you not love a camera encased in this starry Cath Kidston beauty?
Especially when you can sling it on your shoulder and carry it around with no effort, so that you begin to notice things like the boat emerging from the wall in the puddles you have tried to avoid before as you perch, reading your new book.
Apart from that I don't actually have too many presents to present this year, as on the whole, all year round, the majority of my friends are exceedingly skint/tight (you decide) and the remainder are perpetually late. Of course, that doesn't include one of my best friends: my sister, who seems to have inherited the punctual gene in an even stronger form than myself. She purchased my lovely new bracelet and matching earrings a whole month ago.
This here is the bracelet. I haven't taken a picture of the earring, but if you want to envisage the shade, imagine a pair of flowers the same colour as 1kg dumbbells. I wore them yesterday to my first ever aerobics workout, and that is what my wonderful and camp instructor noted. Note: if I was using the pink 1kg dumbbells, then why the hell are my muscles so sore???