A fabby selection of purple toiletries and beauty products, I am such a sucker for these, constantly moisturising and now I have plenty of time for relaxing baths and painting my nails
A brilliant patchwork pin cushion, such a good idea that will really inspire me to get on with my own patching efforts
The sweetest little hand knitted bag that though you can't see it here has a metallic thread running through the darkest purple stripe, I must ask Amy about that. I discovered when I got home that there was also 4op spending money inside, thank you.
A purple dahlia in a purple pot, that I am going to stand at the front door for now and a bottle of purple labelled Italian wine
Thank you all for my gorgeous gifts and for my meal, generous, adorable girlies it was so good to spend time with you last night, with no tears this time, lots of laughter, a bit of ranting, the perfect night out. I hope we can do this again soon, in fact now that Amy has put in her notice and will be leaving at the end of August I'm hoping everyone can come out to the country to celebrate at my house, and admire my Italian tan of course (more of our planned trip soon).
Incidentally, the expression purple patch, to have an exceptional good time in your life, may originate from the fact that Roman noblemen used to wear purple togas, those guys knew how to enjoy themselves too.