Wednesday, 5 January 2011

in the absence of christmas

sorry about my absence over the past few days, i've had english & art coursework which has just been building up and i really needed to get a handle on it before i could even think of anything else. although, i have been doing a bit of panic-procrastination on tumblr & twitter.
i have some time for a quick post now, so i thought i'd update y'all on some of the presents i was so lucky to get for christmas! (i don't really think i can pull off the word y'all, can i?)
from my mum's side of the family, i got given some books about stitching designs which i cannot wait to try out! it looks like it will take quite a bit of practise though, eek.
my cousin gave me this typewriter necklace i wore in the last post, the daisy headband is from my sister (along with some beautiful gloves, which are sadly too small for my awfully huge hands!) & some vw campervan bookmarks. i also got some christmas socks & a bit of money, as well as some other little bits & bobs.
as my main present, my mum gave me this ukulele! i'm not sure if you can tell, but it's a lovely purple colour & i have decided to name him george. my aunt & uncle gave me a book of beatles songs with music for the ukulele which i can't wait to learn - although the strings need changing as these ones stretch far too much for my liking.
as you can see, i also have a harmonica! this is going to take much longer to learn properly than the ukulele, but i shall persevere!
to keep things in the christmas spirit, here are a few things i bought in the paperchase christmas sale;
some reindeer lights, a 2011 diary & some christmas cards. this stuff is just making me wistful for next christmas!


  1. Ohh I'm still mourning Christmas, I wish it wasn't over so soon...I wish Christmas celebrations lasted a whole week or something instead of just Christmas day and Boxing Day...
    Love that little purple uke, and the harmonika is awesome, I rarely ever see one of them these days!

  2. So jealous of your ukelele, how awesome!

  3. Wonderful gifts! I am extremely jealous of you! Here in Greece it's not very common to give gifts... :( Ok, my mother bought me a dress but that was all...

    Have the best new year sweetie! <3


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