The Perfect Bag

We were waiting in Heathrow T5 for our flight to San Francisco, Alex had just dragged me out of the Mulberry store they have there (T5 has quite “high end” shops in it, which surprised me because they were full of the sorts of things that you wouldn’t buy on impulse) so I turned to the Mulberry iPhone/iPad app and sneakily looked a things I could never afford.

Then I saw this bag and squeaked because IT IS PERFECT.

Things I like in a handbag:

  • Big (this is a Bayswater, so its pretty massive. I have one of the Target ones and it is HUGE. I could probably fit a frozen turkey in there if I so desired.) (yes, I’m still sad that we didn’t get to have Christmas dinner)
  • Grey (I have a bit of a thing for grey in the same way that most people love black. Grey is the best non colour ever.)
  • Leather (I always try to buy leather handbags whenever possible, because they last forever. Grey leather handbag I bought 4 years ago from Topshop still going strong – its only because I have been given quite a few handbags recently that its been put away)
  • Pretty (The Bayswater is a pretty classic style, you have to admit)

Not only that but TEAPOTS. TEA. POTS. I know. I’ll admit, I don’t quite know WHY there are teapots all over the handbag, but I don’t care. It is like this handbag was designed for me.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t (because it it was, wouldn’t I have been given one?). And more sadly, it’s a LOT of money. Like, £4000.

My secret hope is that no one will buy it (because obviously it wasn’t designed for them) and it will turn up in our local factory shop around the end of August for about um 99% of the price. I might have a chance of someone buying it for my birthday then.

Bifdog “Haul”

So it was my birthday on Sunday (12th). A fun filled four days, yes, but exhausting. I got given so many exciting things though, and whilst I’ve said before that I’m not a fan of “haul” videos, my presents were too pretty not to show off!

So, first off, I’m a spoilt cow, because the boyfriend bought me an iPad. Woo! He bought me the 16GB Wifi one (aka “the cheapest”…no, I don’t think you can really slate this by saying the cheapest. He bought it because he couldn’t think of anything else and Mulberry handbags were sadly not in the running.) then the day after my birthday, a lovely giant cheque from HMRC dropped onto the doormat (and surprisingly wasn’t destroyed by the dog) to which I shouted “YEAH BOIIIIIIIIIIIII” (I may have watched Hot Fuzz
the night before, bloody love that film) and then emailed a picture to Alex saying UPGRADE TIME. We upgraded my iPad to the 3G 16GB version, and now its even more amazing.
I could have just gotten the MiFi (I did enjoy using one when ThreeMobileBuzz lent me one) but I feel that they’re not as useful when you only have one device, and since I’m considering selling the netbook, its a bit pointless really. I’m still with Three for my 3G though)

Continuing on the “you’re so spoilt” theme (IF ONLY), my Dad phoned me up and told me to buy something with his credit card for my birthday. He always does this, but whenever I mention it to people, they act as if I’ve been given a crazy shopping spree. Um, no.

My BFF Helen bought me the ampersand necklace I blogged about previously by Maria Allen. My friend Rachel bought me the cupcake ring, and also some cake (which was eaten at our old work place with GIANT cups of tea. Always a win.)

The lovely Bryn (who is often blamed for me even deigning to go on a date with Alex…he says its unfair to blame that on him) bought me an excellent tea pot. Name two things I like: tea and cupcakes. Add the two together – a cupcake shaped teapot.

The Wife and Lord bought me some Saffron Gin which is delicious! We’re starting to build up quite a good gin collection now.

Gemma (who is just starting up her own blog, Bottyblog, so go give her some loving to encourage her to make more than one post!) bought me this beautiful turquoise leather bag, I love it!

Work bought me a big bunch of flowers, and people gathered around my desk and sang – which I of course hated, ugh, why would people think thats a good idea?! Thank you though to everyone who tweeted, Facebooked or contacted me in some other way to wish me happy birthday – oh you guyzzzzzzzz

(To end with, here is a picture of the dog. She is a spaniel, she thinks we exist to feed her and to act as hurdles for her to jump, and she can entertain herself for hours by dropping a tennis ball at the top of the stairs, chasing after it then taking it back to the top of the stairs. This is Fern:



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