Wednesday, 28 December 2016
As always I got thoroughly spoiled, though I didn't get so much vintage stuff this year.
I did get some fab books from my mum and her partner, and my brother and his girlfriend (hoorah for Amazon wishlists). Never Had It So Good is a history book covering the late 50s and early 60s. I don't know much about that period, so hopefully it will be edumacational. (I wasn't very impressed with the BBC's version of Agatha Christie's Witness For the Prosecution this Christmas; perhaps someone should start sending them the British Library's reissued classic crime novels with the suggestion that they make those rather than try to turn Aggie's works into Peaky Blinders.) My dad and stepmother gave me a brilliant mug with a retro robot on it. I'd been eyeing up Jay's Robotique and Cosmos ranges for ages so Dad's choice of mug was spot-on. I don't usually keep packaging, but that robot box is too good to get rid of. Sticking out of the mug you can see the retro-print lavender bag Cate sent me. That will be keeping my coats fresh from now on!
He also got me a toasting fork and two packets of crumpets to toast on our living room fire. Well, who doesn't want a bit of crumpet at Christmas?
And now I'm going to visit your blogs to see what goodies your loved ones gave you, and what you've been up to.