While in Amsterdam I treated myself to a couple of things; not hugely expensive stuff, more things I liked the look of and wanted to bring home. So not diamonds then. The only things is, I'm so reluctant to actually open them! Obviously it's the packaging that is the problem.
This one has the most perfect sticker holding it together; made to look like a wax seal as it was from a shop which specialised in such things. The contents are much more prosaic than a wax seal etc, but still special. I'll open it soon. Maybe.
These aren't even part of Amsterdam - freely available right here, but they were also bought in a beautiful shop with so many things I wanted to bring home but couldn't. The only downside of having only carry on bags.
But what is truly on my mind just now is Spring flowers. Yep. That's how it is with gardening; having steeled myself to pretty much give up on the garden looking great this year - though actually, now that I'm starting to work on it again it's not looking too shabby - thoughts automatically turn to Spring bulbs, wallflowers and narcissi. So much so that the orders are already in, the pots emptied and washed down and planting schemes drawn up.
There could be a small amount of displacement activity going on here. Sometimes life throws stuff at you whether you're ready for it or not. That's fine. Life is good anyway it comes.