Tuesday 9 September 2008
Good things come to those who wait
I'm not very good at being patient and I've been waiting and waiting for a very special treat to arrive. I've poured over the catalogue, grappled with an awkward website, realised I can't buy what I want to online, sent off vouchers instead, realised I'd not sent the right amount, posted off another voucher and waited and waited for the postman to arrive. And on Monday, finally he came with this! (Not great pictures I'm afraid, I've had to mess about with the enhancement because it's still raining here and the light's vanished.) How I love my new Cath Kidston handbag, part of my leaving present from my old job and my very kind colleagues. When they presented me with an amazingly generous amount of CK gift vouchers my eyes popped out on stalks; my funds only stretch to key rings from her catalogue and to have a chance to choose just what I fancied was a bit overwhelming to be honest. But never fear, I pulled myself together and set to work making some very hard decisions. New bedding or pyjamas, yards of fabric for making lovely things or floral china, fancy top or sewing trinkets. Choices, choices. In the end I plumped for a handbag, I've had mine for 4 years and its looking a bit shoddy to say the least and a fancy purse because I'm bored to bits with my old brown, sensible one. And I love them so much. Just popping out for a sandwich is such a cheery thing to do now with my spotty green purse. I'll be hanging onto my other vouchers for the Christmas range and the New Year sale to cheer up myself up when January leaves me feeling flat. Not all CK designs appeal to me but others I adore and having a bit of floral loveliness everyday is brightening up this very murky start autumn no end. So, thank you, thank you to my lovely old team very, very much.