It's time once again to pull the rug over the piddly-poopy and reflect back on the positives of the week, no matter how small. Breathe on them, give them a wee rub, make them shine and be grateful... or risk being prodded with a sharpened stick by Virginia, the instigator of all this feel-good thinking. It's very sharp that stick! With splinters!
Talking of that there Virginia, she comes high on my list this week. I received some unexpected mail this week. A gorgeous envelope... yes that is just the envelope...
This fabulous mail art was inside...
Isn't it gorgeous? I've always loved Virginia's tattooed ladies and especially her Alice-ed Alice's. It came at just the right time, I'd been feeling down and this combined with the lovely letter on the back was like she was psychic. This is going to be framed and I just have to decide whether to keep it at home or take it to my stu-stu-studio. I'm thinking home as my eyes have been drawn to the words more than once this week.
Big, big, HUGE positive vibes also go to Big Mick the postie who knocked on the door rather than try to get it through the letter box because, in his own words, he didn't want to ruin the envelope.
This week also brought with it lots of lovely book stroking. I won a book from Enchanted Books, one that has been on my wishlist from the very first moment I heard about it - Department 19. Not only did I receive my signed by the author hardback copy this week, but he slipped another book into the package that sounds amazing as well - Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien. Thank you Mr Enchanted - am still doing a happy dance! Also, Vivienne sent me a book she had won herself but thought I might enjoy more... Married with Zombies by Jesse Peterson! Oh yes, I think it's right up my street! Thank you Viv!
Talking of zombies... The Walking Dead finally, FINALLY hit 'normal' telly last week. I've been green with jealousy at everyone on Sky getting to see it. Didn't even realise it was coming till I saw an advert earlier in the week - add to that a huge billboard sprung up on the way into town and there you have a very excitable moi, threatening bodily harm to anyone who dares try and claim the telly on Sundays for the foreseeable!
Was very surprised to see Andrew Lincoln in the starring role playing the American sheriff's deputy - he's really good in it too. Totally believable and his accent is actually quite yum! Bill might have some company over there on my sidebar soon.
Next up - I'd like to say having the girls home on the holidays has been wonderful and sparkly and fulfilling but it would be a big fat lie... it's been Squabble Central here, absolutely headache inducing... so it was lovely having a day out in London with my eldest on Saturday, we went to the Stamp & Scrapbooking show at Ally Pally. We went by train... and it was lovely having just me and she time, we definitely have to try and do it more. There's a post of what I spent my pennies on here if you were wondering - another thing that's made me very happy this week is several people telling me that what I thought was my extravagant buy... was actually a bit of a bargain. Woohoo!
So what rocked your World this week? Thanks for stopping by.