Dark Dates charms

I mentioned yesterday that my Reading In Heels box arrived the same day as an empty envelope from a friend, the goods within missing. So although it was slightly ‘here’s what you could have won*’, I did ask my friend – Jo from the great craft store Stella My Star – what she’d sent, and it turns out it was this lovely gift, a specially made Dark Dates charm bracelet! Wah! Wonderful human that she is, she’s sending me another – this time with a lot more sellotape on the envelope.

(If you want to check out the full range of gorgeously geeky themed jewellery she does – which includes necklaces and bracelets inspired by such shows as Good Omens, Game of Thrones, Veronica Mars, Doctor Who and Stranger Things) – her website is here.

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*showing my age here. Remember Bullseye? (The TV show, not the Marvel character)

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Booze, biscuits and blankets

Sometimes I like to think of myself as an enigma, but the truth is I am actually boringly on brand with nearly everything. Which is evidenced by the gorgeous array of housewarming gifts and cards that I have received so far from my generous friends: the cards are VERY heavy on cats, and other than vouchers (which people think are boring but my god, are so helpful when you are having to buy a ton of stuff for your house, so trust me are MASSIVELY appreciated) the trend has been towards booze and biscuits – and today I got sent this beautiful blanket from a London friend because ‘it’s colder north of the wall.’ You guys…