So what did I buy myself? Some shiny new toys, that's what! Well, *toys* probably isn't the right word. But they are shiny and they are new, and I'm very pleased with all of them.
Let's start with these:
I'm a SERIOUS stationery nerd. Officeworks is my happy place. If they sold books and baking supplies, I'd never leave! And there's nothing I like more than new pens. I used to love going back to school, because it meant new pens, new colouring pencils, new notebooks, all manner of shiny shiny wonderful new stationery. Maybe that's why I keep going back to university - so I can justify trips to Officeworks!
The pens went hand in hand with this purchase:
Okay, maybe a little...
Next up was these:
Mmmmm, shiny... They remind me a little of being a small child and going to parties wearing frilly socks and my party shoes. But SO much more awesome. Cos they have heels. And they're pretty. See?
No, I wasn't actually in the garden. I just stuck my foot up next to the window to get better light...
Technically, I didn't buy this at the weekend, but it's still freaking awesome. I got this in the shop at work the other day:
It's Manhattan, in magnet form. And it's totally awesome. Because it's not one big magnet. It's fifty little ones. See?
For such tiny little magnets (they're about 2cm x 2cm), there's a heck of a lot of detail on them:
It's pretty ridiculous. The shop at work also has magnets for Paris, and 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles for Rome, London, Paris and New York. I really wish they had magnets for London too. Alas......... *sigh*
My other exciting weekend purchase was this:
I'm a HUGE Supernatural fan (and only half of it is related to Jensen Ackles...), but thanks to the
Finally, I got home from work this afternoon to these:
They're part of my Christmas present from Nessa, and confused me to no end at first, because I had absolutely NO memory of ordering anything online that I didn't ship to my parents' house. Plus, the parcel delivery man (have I mentioned how much I love parcels??!!) hid it under the door mat. And then there was further confusion because when I opened the parcel, out came a box of 'avocado' coloured food colouring gel. So obviously, I was all "WTF? When did I order an ENTIRE BOX of avocado coloured food colouring?!" And then I opened the box and went "Pirate cupcake wrappers??????? OMFG, awesome!!!!!! But...where did they come from???"
Thankfully, there was an invoice in the box which gave me a nudge in the right direction. So thanks, Nessa - I can see some pirate themed baking on the horizon!!