...lucky, lucky, lucky (in the immortal words of Kylie Minogue!)
Don't you just love a giveaway win! I should know - I've certainly had my fair share of them.
And I arrived home from the beach to find not one, but two lovely packages in my letterbox.
The first was from Jane of My Pear Tree House in Melbourne. Jane had the terrible misfortune to discover that her especially online-ordered-all-the-way-from-the-UK Cath Kidston iPhone cover did not fit her new model iPhone. Happily, I won her giveaway, and my older version iPhone is now proudly displaying its beautiful new cover.
(And Jane, I have to apologise now for the photo!)
You can only just see a corner of the cover in the image above - and that was as good as the photo got. Obviously in my hasty giveaway excitement, my photography skills went to pot. But see that distinctive Cath Kidston floral? Believe me, it's getting many an admiring glance!
And my second parcel came from the lovely Miss Sew & So herself, Melissa, in the UK.
So many treats, all wrapped up with ribbon and string and delicious fabric bits. I took an age just taking in all the special details like the wee stamped tag before I could stand it no longer and opened them to find gorgeous fragrant lavender soap and eau de toilette from Melissa's recent French sojourn.
And here I must apologise to Melissa for the same lack of photography skills. Especially because she takes such beautiful images herself. And especially because the piece de resistance of Melissa's parcel was the gorgeous Miss Sew & So reversible shoulder bag, which I just know will be a faithful friend this summer, no matter what I'm doing or where I'm going. And I'm afraid you see so little of it in the images that you cannot appreciate the care and attention to detail that went in to this lovely made by hand treasure. Sorry Melissa! I obviously am not a stylist's big toe (as my Mother would say!)
And if you haven't yet 'met' either of these lovely blogging friends, then I urge you to spend some time perusing their blogs. Both are on my favourites list for very good reasons.
So I am back from the beach. I've left Brunnel there with the girls for a few more days. He is pretending it's hard work, but my spys (and Eva's frequent phone calls) tell me that he is spending much time with his new best friend 'Jack Reacher' while the girls are running amok with their friends.
Hope your week is treating you well!
Amanda xxPin It