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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Presents

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.

P xx

10 comments:

  1. Planning for spring is good, unfortunately its the bits in between I dislike!!!! Yuck!

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    1. Yeah, let's not dwell on the cold, dark dismal days!! But tulips - always a joy to think about them xxx

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  2. I'm a sucker for pretty packaging - it makes the whole purchasing thing even more enjoyable :)
    Just popped over from Penny's Homemade Heart - nice to 'meet' you :)

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    1. Nice to meet you too Claire! It just makes the world seem a better place right now, knowing I have this gorgeous black paper bag sealed with a gold sticker! xx

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  3. It's like the Green&Black's chocolate wrapper, it always seems too nice to open!

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    1. Oh but the smell when you do get to open it Aline - especially the Maya Gold! xx

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  4. I can't resist pretty packaging too. That black and gold parcel looks beautiful and the pastille boxes too. I've not seen them for sale here, but would have to buy them if I did :)

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    1. Have seen them in a couple of places - usually nice delis like Valvona and Crolla in Edinburgh and sometimes they're in gorgeous little tins too. Now they have to be bought then for sure! X

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  5. Make a slit on the back, and remove the contents. Then "tape" the slit up. And the beautiful front, with seal, are still intact. :-)

    A possibility...

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    1. Wish I'd thought of that! Instead I've peeled the sticker off very slowly and carefully. It's ok but I think your suggestion would probably have worked better Luna xx Hey ho.

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