I couldn't wait to get home and have a look inside.
I was not disappointed!
Bags and sunnies and beads and brooch and bangle and scarves and sequins and orange 1960s baby doll nighties.
But wait. There's more.
Just look at the fabulous print on this cape-sleeve 1970s maxi dress. I can't wait to wear it!
I can't show you the bag of delightfully named Pineapple Lumps, cos we've scoffed them all.
The girls seem to be under the impression that some of the gifts are for them. Would it be inappropriate if I call them the Pineapple Lumps? Great name for a girl band.
Eldest LB informed me that the nightie she's wearing must be for her, as it's too short for me and would show my bottom.
Don't know what the problem is with that...
So that is my parcel of heavenly delights from the Goddess herself. Thank you, darling delicious soon-to-be-famous Helga, you are too too kind.
Of course I did a bit of charity shopping while I was out and about.
I like this smart wool C&A coat, it fits really well, and it was in the half price sale, so cost all of £2.50.
More coat hangers, 50p each. Charley liked biting the holly fabric-covered one. Obviously not a fan of Christmas.
And since my crazy drag queen false eyelashes are for extra special occasions only, I invested a whole 50p in these rather more subtle falsies.
And though these photos aren't from yesterday (the hair colour gives the game away), this was pretty much what I wore.
Wool poncho, hat, scarf, ditsy 70s-style dress, sparkly footless tights, hoop earrings, bangles - all charity shopped. Boots - Ebay.
And for no other reason to amuse you (and myself), I thought I'd share a couple of out-takes from Sunday's sweater girl photo session. Does anyone else try ridiculous poses just for fun? It can't just be me, can it?
Hurry up with the bloody photos, I'm dying for a pee.
Soooo sexy. And soooo foolish.
Has anyone got any good 'uns they are prepared to share?
Go on, I dare you!