wow it's been quite a few days since my last post!
apologies for that, i wasn't very well on Boxing Day and i just haven't really had much to blog about since then!
those days between Christmas and New Year are like a strange bewildering limbo, i honestly lose track of the date and day, it's scary!
anyway, i got up at stupid o'clock (also knows as 6:00am) to get ready for a trip to town
now i'm not a complete shopaholic, yes i have my moments but i tend to be pretty sensible when it comes to shopping binges
sadly today didn't go quite according to plan!
i had a big list of things i needed to get and for once i actually managed to get everything on the list!
the problem was that i also got quite a few other things as well...
i believe an appropriate term would be 'seriously good haul today'
amongst these 'things' was a super duper Gil Elvgren Pin-up Calendar for 2011
my mum got me the little desk version of it for my College desk but i wanted one for my room as well
i also got two gorrrrrgeous children's picture books by two of my favourite illustrators, i always pop to the picture book section to have a skeet and chuffed that i found these two.
there's... the Princess and the Pea
with artwork by Lauren Child (and photographer Polly Borland)
and the Princess who had no Kingdom
with beautiful artwork by Sarah Gibb
i also snagged myself a Doctor Who annual (i'm a total sci-fi fan girl ok... live with it! + ANY excuse to look at pictures of Matt Smith... yes i am sad, get over that fact also)
i also went to 'Funny Love' and found a new Popobe bear to add to my collection...
then i spotted a cuuuuute memo holder with days of the week on pegged boards (from Pomegranate in Onchan)
i also popped back to 'Funny love' and treated myself to a luuuurvely little 'fluff' luggage tag
actually i'm pretty sure that it's the SAME one that i bought Charlotte for Christmas, so i hope she won't mind but i loved it so much i wanted one too!
they're tags are soooooooo cute though it was hard to resist!
and, last but not least, i treated myself to the truly awesome Dita Von Teese 'Stripteese' book set which includes three little mini flipbooks full of photos of the lovely Dita
i luuuuurve this so much! i spotted it during my first trip of the day to Waterstone's and just had to get it
ah yes... about Waterstone's
i actually made no less than THREE separate visits to the store today and i'm afraid i bought books EVERY SINGLE TIME i went through those doors!
god knows what the staff thought, the same ones were serving every time i went in so they were probably moderately freaked out!
arrrghhh what is it with me and book shops!
i bought a few others as well but i can't post them on here since they're going to be gifts for family members
the point is... i should NOT be allowed near that bookshop more than once a week let alone more than once a day!
three trips... THREE!
there is clearly something wrong with me!!!
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oh oh AND!!!!
before i forget...
i also got a few more little bits to add to the GIVEAWAY pile
here we have a little fluffy acrylic phone charm from 'Funny Love' + a pot of pretty turquoise eye shimmer from '17' at Boots + a mini Bourjois lip gloss phone charm also from Boots
cute stuff to add to an already cute collection of bits and bobs!
now about this Giveaway... hardly anyone has entered it so far! and i am not best pleased!
i should have explained this before but... there are NO country restrictions for entering the Giveaway!
it doesn't matter where you live, you're welcome to enter and if you win i will post out the prizes to you regardless of how much the postage costs me!
hell i've won stuff from America and Australia before so the least i can do is post stuff out to the winner, regardless of the country they live in for MY own Giveaway!
so come on... get entering already! it's super duper simple and you've still got just over 20 days to enter so there are NO excuses!!!
read THIS post right here to find out how YOU can enter the Giveaway -
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and that is it for today dudes and dudettes
i'll post again before the new year, maybe on New Year's Eve
until next time,
that's all folks...
teşekkür ederim ve hoşça kal
(that's thank you and goodbye in Turkish on behalf of Turkey, so thanks for visiting my blog all you lovely Turkish people out there x)