I just cooked and ate a risotto. I was due to be out for dinner tonight so I had to make something out of nothing. My dining companion has come down with the cold that is doing the rounds and I couldn’t get out of work on time. That’s a perfect example of how things are going at the moment, but I know it’ll get better so I’m okay with it. It’s just busy. Which is better than life being boring, I guess!
Staying in does mean that I get to snack on the chocolates that I got from IKEA on Saturday. They are delicious. They are made by Marabou and this is them… #YUM
Note: I just realised that they taste like advent calendar chocolate.
Not much has gone on today. I wore a new pair of shoes to work and gave myself [painful] blisters. I feel a bit silly. I’m struggling to find a decent pair of shoes that will keep my feet dry and warm and that I can still wear to the pub after work. I can’t wear boots and the warm, dry shoes look too… sensible? I’ll just have to keep looking.
As you can probably guess, we are watching an episode of House at the moment. I can’t get enough of it. I think we’re on episode 12 already and we only started watching it last week. What else do I have on this week? Hmm.. just Christmas shopping online. The Husband wants some kind of drum synthesiser thing, but I’m not making any promises [just in case he’s reading this…]. I’ve got three nephews to buy for this year, so that should be fun. One will be 6 months, one 7 months, and one 3 years and 2 months.
Alex Monroe are doing the 12 days of Christmas again this year. For each of the 12 days of Christmas he/they release a new jewellery design. On the 1st day there is 1 piece made, on the 2nd day 2 pieces are made, 3rd day 3…etc. I’d love to be able to get one of the one-off pieces one day, but it’s not realistic at the moment. I spent far too much in IKEA on Saturday, so no treats for me for a while. Not until February at least! I wanted to link to the 12 days thing but it seems to just link to Alex Monroe’s main webpage. Hmmm…
Talking of AM, he has recently collaborated with ASOS to make the Verity range. It’s all very dainty and pretty. Here are some of my favourite pieces… [all images taken from ASOS website].
1. Heart ring | £114 | LINK
2. Moon necklace | £108 | LINK
3. Heart necklace | £105 | LINK
4. Heart necklace with diamond | £132 | LINK
It’s all quite sweet, isn’t it? It’s nice that it’s all still made of Sterling and gold plate. They didn’t cheap out. I think the little [hollow] heart necklace is adorable. There are other things in the collection, such as bracelets and earrings – just check out “Alex Monroe” on ASOS.
I’ll leave you to take a look at that because it’s getting late. Goodbye for now!