Friday, 9 December 2011

Soap House

I'm now on day nine of my advent posting challenge.  The Last Slayer who inspired me to start this is much nearer the end of her challenge, and you can read all about it on her blog, A Hell of a Woman. Although there may not appear to be a connection between blogging about Buffy the Vampire Slayer as opposed to faffing about with fabric, we're both women trying to establish our identity post-children.

The title of this post refers to the Gingerbread House that I bought at Lush today, as named by my nearly three year old. I was hopelessly optimistic today and planned to pop in to town to pick up some Christmas presents, visit the craft shop for supplies, then head back home for lunch and an afternoon of sewing...

What actually happened is that the retail element of my day expanded massively leaving not much time for other stuff. I also decided to get wrapping the presents I'd bought (mainly to hide them away from curious little eyes). But I did pick up some more felt, so more little puddings will soon be underway.

It being a Friday less than three weeks before Christmas, Bristol city centre was heaving with pasty-eating hordes. (One of them turned out to be my husband as he felt a little peckish and we stopped at the fab Royce Rolls in St Nicks Market for him to buy a spicy veg pasty).

Now I really like giving presents to people, and thinking about what they would like, making a list etc (love a good list). But the actual buying of them is not so much fun - why on earth do some people refer to 'retail therapy' as something you might do for fun? And however much on-line shopping I do I always seem to end up on the high street at some point.

But I did it, and now I have some lovely presents for my family. And the Soap House? Well, that's for... well it's for me, I admit it. I'm a sucker for a nice tin...

1 comment:

  1. That house looks great. Reminds me of why I love Lush - haven't bought anything from there in ages so must rectify that asap!