Well you’ll have to forgive me firstly for the slight delay in this post (the 2nd tsk tsk!) and for the fact that I’m not appearing in it!
I fell rather ill on the 24th of December and have only now just felt like I’m on the road to recovery! Bloody Viruses!
So because I’m all skinny (practically no food for a week!) gaunt and tired looking, I thought I’d spare you the outfit posts and instead show you some of the gifts I was lucky enough to receive this festive period…
Pretty colourful sketchbooks and pencils, Bergamot and Ginger bubble bath, Topshop nail polish, a fantastic little craft book, Benefit Posie Tint, a sweet floral mug and art deco style handbag notes!
I also had heaps to watch whilst feeling poorly in bed, including the Fred Astaire (I’d never seen ‘You Were Never Lovelier’ and I adored it!) and Judy Garland box sets, as well as Mad Men series one! (Josh and I are going to watch them all through together!)
I also received a Cath Kidston scrapbook, and another cute mug (A stitch in time!) which not only came in its own little tin box, but was accompanied with vintage buttons! Josh’s parents are very sweet like that!
I’m looking forward to using these coral art deco types buttons…
And Christmas wouldn’t be the same if I didn’t receive more books to weigh down my poor buckling shelves! I received a book on Linda McCartneys photography (Hendrix, the Beatles, Janis…they’re all in here!) a book on the style of French ladies (so many good photos in this one!) and a cheerful little cookbook which accompanied a BBC series I followed earlier in the year with Josh’s Mum!
My younger sister kindly bought me my favourite perfume! I have been wearing this scent for about two years now and definitely feel like it’s ‘mine’ (silly as that sounds!)
And this year I get to indulge in a moisturising cream too! Lovely!
And what did my man get me? Pretty dresses? Chocolates? Nope!
He bought me an incredible 1970’s vinyl player! It’s a beaut! I can’t wait to hook it all up and be able to dance to my favourite records again! (RIP old record player!)
And because they made me smile here are two from Christmas day…
We think Taylor liked his ‘Hungry Birds’ hat from Uncle Josh!
Also, let’s check the gift I gave him, the skyward summit, a kids outdoor playhouse with shape of moutain.
Before the madness ensued!
Lastly (and you’ll have to forgive me for the shabby quality of this!I’m not well!) I thought I’d compile some of my favourite blogging moments of 2011!
I’ve had such a wonderful year, and sharing it with you via this blog has been so much fun. It’s something I found myself getting more and more into as the year progressed and some of the opportunities that Yours Truly has given me have been incredible! I’m very honoured that you swing by time after time to see that…yes…I’ve bought ANOTHER vintage dress!!
I can’t wait to get completely healthy and start blogging into the new year! I look forward to hearing from you, reading your comments and queries and seeing where the year takes us!
Wishing you all a very Happy 2012, with kindest regards and warm wishes!
Love Yours Truly, x
Ps. The Splendid Suitcase winner will shortly be chosen by Alec & Margaux!