I thought today I am sharing five of my presents with you. If you were as nosy as I am you would want to know. I was lucky, as I usually am. I find giving presents quite difficult and therefore try to make it as easy as possible for those who like to give me something. I maintain a detailed and up to date wishlist on Amazon for everybody to see, annotated with comments with regards to purchase of said item and how much I really yearn for it.The good thing with the wishlist is that I can add stuff from all over the internet, not restricting myself to Amazon and associated sellers. You are probably right to think I am an egomaniac but having had 44 birthdays before the current one, I know that a) I don't like talking about my birthday/Christmas wishes, b) I worry about unwelcome surprises, c) I don't like vouchers or money and d) I get intensely upset when I receive something that is almost what I am hankering for, but not quite.
I have received some weird and wonderful presents over the years. Countless little clay creations from children for example. I keep those in my memory box. Others quietly move from prime position to a less prominent spot to a drawer. Here is what I received this year.There is nothing destined for the drawer!
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From Richard I received a generously sized piece of beautiful beautiful fabric and a dress pattern that does not only include my size but also contains options for different bust sizes.
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This colouring pencil bracelet was presented to me over dinner. Richard has a knack of finding unusual jewelry for me. He knows me well.
Because this is Five on Friday and not a dozen on Friday I shall not show any more pictures. Sam's gift didn't feature because it still has to materialise. I know it is a bobbin box because he asked me to check if it is the right one. It is. I did get other bits and bobs, for example a generous wad of cash from my mum, to go towards something expensive in the near future. If I don't fritter it away on lattes and cinnamon buns of course, cash is dangerous like that. I already converted a voucher that Annie gave me in addition to the memory box into a book about embroidery techniques. I wish it was my Birthday once a month! Or at least twice a year.
All but the first of five were surprises! I think I coped well. I am one lucky woman. My carefully curated wish list will come in handy again next year.
Today I am linking up with Amy at Love Made My Home. If you have a moment, do go and check out Amy's own post and all the the others, too :-)
For now, I am off to work. Have a lovely Friday my friends. xx