Even though last Saturday, I turned a number I shall not admit to in public, I still have the mind of a teenager (as most of you might’ve noticed by now). That’s why I’m going to show you what I got for my birthday this year!
A while ago, I told my husband we should probably get a bigger TV because the distance to ours was too big for me to see shit properly (I also refuse to put on my glasses most of the time because I feel they make me look old). Squinting means wrinkles and ain’t nobody got time for that. So I said one size bigger should do fine. At some point this year. And this is what was delivered a couple of days before my birthday…
With its 165cm/65″, it’s FOUR TIMES as big as the previous one (and that’s what she said). Moderation is the key.
I tried playing World of Warcraft on it, but it’s just too confusing combining my laptop with this screen (my playtime so far has only been 1 hour and 10 minutes btw, for those who are concerned 😉 ).
Moving on! I got this Harry Potter shirt, and two lucky frogs from Indonesia. I’m not sure yet if they are supposed to bring general luck or a specific kind of luck, but I’ll make sure I’ll put them up somewhere close to my credit card.
Because it’s the season to be jolly (for me at least!) and it’s a period to celebrate the new harvest, I got me a selection of home made jams and blackberry juice. I wanted to make my own blackberry jam this year, but sadly, most of my blackberries died during the recent heatwaves. I also got a candle from my blogging bestie Liis which smells of homemade apple pie <3.
My inlaws often go to Brest, France, for the annual sailing festival there and when they do, they bring back an original French Celtic calendar for me. I absolutely LOVE these. Next to it on the picture, there’s also a Celtic gift, this one from Ireland: a necklace with a birth ogham (the oldest Celtic writing in the world) of the Celtic tree calendar on it. Mine is the apple tree which represents sensitivity, adventurousness and generosity. It doesn’t say anything about sausages, but I can find myself in these words and LURV the necklace!
Here’s another shot of what the calendar looks like on the inside ❤
Onto the books! (I put up the frogs for mere decoration, but also in the hope that they’re secretly a lucky charm for getting more books). I think the first two books pretty much speak for themselves: I wanted them, I got them <3. The Feckin’ Book of Irish Insults, though…I nearly died with laughter when I opened it. Liis sure knows what I like (and not in a dirty way)! Expect to find many quotes from it in my upcoming reviews! Here’s one for now:
Any friend of yours is a friend of yours.
– You are a gobshite, as is anyone associated with you
Furthermore, I got a lovely bunch of flowers, a candle smelling of sugary almonds, and a hilarious diary from Zeeland for 2017.
*All my other presents were envelopes with money, but I’m not going to take any pictures of that ;).
*And two bars of my favourite type of chocolate which I forgot to include in the pictures!!
I’m going to eat the last piece of my cherry pie now before trying to get my garden ready for winter (this sounds so suggestive again *sigh*).
And because it’s fall, it means it’s Twin Peaks time again!