High levels of charm, personality and social poise are definitely evident among my favourite blogging friends.
I'd like to claim a little for myself, but I'm not sure I have much charm... Sarcasm, profanity and flippancy in abundance, but I don't think I would have graduated with flying colours from charm school.
And I can be a little socially anxious too.
Personality - yep, got one of those.
Thankfully, bloggers are a kind and forgiving bunch, and in addition very generous.
Parcels of Joy arrived this week - in triplicate!
Makeover Queen and Supermodel Tamera sent a fabulous 1970s dress and a pussy bow blouse, my very own Frida Kahlo pendant, a 1980s belt, owl bookmark and pen holder (Littlest has her eye on these) and gorgeous handmade cards.
Lovely Kelly, La Reine de la Bumplet and the knitted dress, is a woman after my own heart - she loves a 1970s leather bag, and so do I!
This plum suede bag is beautiful, and won't it go well with the dress from Tamera?
I love serendipitous coincidences!
And gorgeous Rock Chick Fiona, collected together all sorts of goodies for me and the kids.
Handmade hair accessories for the girls, chocolate for Seldom Seen.
Hmmm... will it reach the boy? He is at school all day, and he doesn't know it's meant for him...
Might share. Might steal. Who knows?
The embroidered hankies in their original box, wooden salt scoop and notebook are for me, as is the fabulous handmade card.
But of course she did, darling!
Clementine is currently working on her follow up to the highly successful Bake. Dust. Fellate. (provisionally entitled Awaken the Slut Within) but a busy schedule is no excuse to let domestic or sartorial standards slip.
Well, I'm not hoovering.
And it's too chilly for cavorting in my frillies.
Look at the snow!
But I am always prepared to flash my tights, especially when they are leopard print!
Velour dress, boots and leopard print trilby - Ebay
Suede jerkin - gift from lovely Lucy (currently struggling with internet problems - miss you, Luce!)
Fur collar - gift from awesome Kangeroo Whisperer Sarah
Bangles - charity shopped
Tights - gift from my darling sister
I'm fashionably late for linking up with Patti and the Ladies of Charm, Personality and Social Poise over at Visible Monday, but I hate to miss out so I'm going anyway!
Thank you to all my blogging friends - your presents are delightful, your presence in my life even more so.