Some lovely blogging friends of mine have started a linky Oh You Pretty Things which I love, because it is all about objects and their meaning. This week it is about Christmas presents.
My husband bought me these gifts, I have rarely read autobiographies or books about celebrities in life, but as I get older I think I am finding them quite soothing and fascinating. It is just incredible to be allowed into someone’s head. A friend recommended David Walliams’ book and I was really struck by how much struggle and hard work came before Little Britain. How it nearly never was. The book ends, after a roller coaster ride, with Little Britain becoming big. My kids got lots of his books for Christmas, another friend has bets on him being the next Children’s Laureate.
I first got given Penhaligons perfumes when I was shortlisted for the Interior Blog Awards over on A Residence. I came home with a scent library and fell in love. Unicorns are ‘cool’ right now, but I am a stubborn thing, so that’s not important. But I guess they do demonstrate that Penhaligon’s succeed in being on trend, traditional, flippant and mysterious.
I’ve spent AGES smelling it, trying to work out what it reminds me of. So reading this on Penhaligans’s site made me smile:
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I love Boxing Day. Bit of present appreciation going on here. Do you know when you get new perfume and you can't stop smelling it and you can't work out why you like it? I was trying to find out what was in the @Penhaligans perfume I got for Christmas and found this. I love it. Happy to be a discerning eccentric. I blame @amaraliving for giving me a sample in my Interior Blog Awards goody bag. Anyway, back to reading David Walliams book now. Happy Boxing Day!
So so true! Now if I could just unlock that little recess of my mind…
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