What I received for Christmas: 2015 edition

I got thoroughly spoiled as usual. I’m writing this from my parents, so I’ll be blogging the presents I got from Q when we get home.

But in the meantime,  my family showered me with beautiful presents and I feel so lucky and grateful that they know me so well! 

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I know I won’t use the cutting mat often,  but there have been times I’ve ruined many a sketchbook’s cover because I’ve needed a surface to cut upon. The book is a beautiful blank sketchbook which I’ve decided to turn into a calligraphy/handwriting book. My handwriting has been appalling all my life,  so I’ve decided that 2016 will be the year I try to neaten it up. And brown fountain pen ink because I love it.

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Camera cleaning kit and camera hood,  UV filters and a spare lens cap. This lot never comes in wrong.

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I can’t wait to play with the Astrophotography book,  however the stitches book I’m already working my way through them. It’s already addictive.

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Rather bizarre but wonderful “fish in a bag” soap from the Yorkshire Soap Co.

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Absolutely stunning Venetian glass pen with ink. I cannot wait to try this beauty out.

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A very long,  very soft,  very warm,  very pretty scarf my mum knitted for me.

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Absolutely blown away by this. Its an extremely hefty tome (honestly,  it’s so heavy it’s an effort to lift it!). It’s not a book to read curled up on the sofa,  it’s more of “sit at the dining table” kind of book. I can’t wait to start reading it.

And apart from the usual chocolates etc I received this. My mum saw it in a charity shop and instantly knew I’d love it and she bought me it. I’ve not been able to find a date for it. I’ll be blogging some more photos of it in a day or so,  but if in the meantime, any of you knows any printing dates,  I’d love to hear! 

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Hope you all have had a lovely Christmas x

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