Good Morning! How are you all?
Whilst I am back getting into the swing of things, Pete has been properly hit by the cold from hell! I am pretty sure this is the first time ever he has phoned in sick to work voluntarily after being up all night coughing and struggling to breathe. I feel really sorry for him, and I just know it’s coming for me next – so I am currently chugging down a glass of Berocca as we speak and will stock up on Echinacea and Manuka honey on the way back from work.
Anyway, that wasn’t what I was going to write about, instead I have prepared another little snippet of things that I want, but do not necessarily need right now.
Very autumn inspired, as it is October after all!
I don’t know if it’s the Scandinavian in me or if it’s the fact that my flat is mostly super duper cold in the winter but I absolutely LOVE merino wool base layers, it’s usually the first thing I do once I get home to get changed out of my work clothes, and straight into the comfyness that is woolly underwear (as they are called in Norway) and I am starting to build up quite a collection. Having said that there is always room for more, like these ones with the famous Marius Pattern on them; – or how about some stripy bottoms? Yeah it’s basically like walking around in your pyjamas at home, (hey, sometimes I skip straight into actual pyjamas when I get home) but since when was that a bad thing?
OK – this I actually need! – Tights that lasts for longer than 3 wears, without getting all holey in the crotch / thigh area and that does not slide down so that the crotch is placed somewhere just about your knees so that you end up walking around like a pregnant John Wayne impersonating duck whilst trying to discreetly hoist your tights up with one hand. Do these exist? Please enlighten me!!?
More nail polish! I am in a bit of a nail polish craze at the moment, much to my husbands delight, and having figured out that: a – I do not do well with nail extensions and b – I can’t spend all my money getting manicures twice a month as much as I would like to, I have concluded that I need some more polishes. Because I am worth it! Actually I have loads of nail polish from before, but not in those lovely dark colours that are so popular right now, such as dark plums, purples, ink blues etc. However I am going to be sensible and not buy any in the spirit of de-cluttering my flat!
As mentioned before, it is definitely getting chillier now, and thus my consumption of tea in the house is going steadily upwards. Not that I need any more tea in the flat, but I always find it interesting browsing for what is out there (ok, mostly this happens when I am bored at work, I don’t think I am alone in this!)
One of my favourite brands, – Kusmi, has got a new variety out which sounds tempting. A bit too pricey for me at the moment though, so it will have to wait. And I’m also running dangerously low on one of my favourite teas I have ever tried – Arabian Night from Hebden tea in York. Yet another reason I need to make my way down South again! Or how does this Gingerbread Rooibos sound from the Golden Monkey Tea Company? Amazing? I think so!
I do tend to read most of my books on my kindle now, which is great as it means less clutter in my bookshelf! (I am actually planning on having a pocket book clear out soon.) But there is something to be said for a nice hard-cover book, especially if it’s a book you know you love, so I like the idea of collecting a few classics to keep, and maybe start replacing some of my well-read paperback books with a hardcover book if they are available. I have received some books from the Folio Society as Christmas gifts before, it’s basically hardback illustrated editions of books, and they are beautiful, if a bit pricey (but I have recently discovered you can find second hand versions of these on eBay.. oh dear) I have my eye on To kill a mockingbird The Secret Garden Peter Pan Pride and Prejudice and Breakfast at Tiffany
I just have to, you know, win the lottery first or something!
What kind of things are you wanting at the moment? and if you were to recommend me a book / tea variety / places to buy decent tights, what would it be?