It's starting to look a bit like Christmas here.
I had to call in to Aldi for some much needed supplies and I was tempted in the Christmassy centre aisles by these lovely little battery operated fairy lights on a lightly tinselly garland. I knew I needed a bit of sparkle in my life and they fitted the bill perfectly.
After all cosy nights in are the best bit about this time of year.
Then yesterday morning the postman brought me a parcel, I had only ordered it's contents the day before but deliveries are coming so quickly at the moment ... and with so many texts and messages to let you know they are on their way and imminent!!
It was a much bigger box than I was expecting, Suky willingly posed to give you a size indicator.
Nestled in amongst lots of wrapping were the two little boxes that I was expecting.
When Suky saw they weren't anything edible she didn't look anywhere near as hopeful, positively grumpy in fact. 😄
I had ... in a moment of madness ... ordered three little miniature Emma Bridgewater items to hang on the Christmas tree that I do not have. I thought they would just as nice tied to my kitchen shelves with their lovely silky ribbons. The third item which will take longer to get here, is a little jug that is being personalised with my name ... just in case I ever forget it at Christmas, well you never know!!
In the parcel was this card, if it is of any use to any of you feel free to use my name (Sue Hall) as the code to claim a free Emma Bridgewater mug with any order of over £40. I think it can be used by more than one person but only if you are a new customer to their website.
Here is the link you need to use to claim your free mug:
I also spotted the Christmas magazines when I called into Booths for some bread. I used to go mad and splurge on lots of magazines at this time of year, using them for inspiration for my craft and gift business, it was handy that I could claim them as a legitimate business expense but these days I limit myself to one, and it's always one with a free calendar ready for next year.
Lights, Christmas tree decorations, gifts, Christmas magazine edition, next years calendar ... yep, Christmas is creeping in.