gwenynen: A flying bee (Default)
For a day I've been actively dreading for a while, I've had a nice birthday so far. Lots of emails from kind people who have remembered, a voicemail from one of my students - in Welsh too, I'm all proud! He did use the formal-you, which was odd, but cute :-)
I feel a little guilty bragging about birthday-schwag, but I got some nice stuff. From my middle brother, I got Making Money (I deliberately put off getting the new Pratchetts, so family can have stuff to give me).
My parents got me a lovely shiny iPod Touch! I have to say, I mainly want this for its handbag-sized-computer-ness. Not to mention, if I have a wireless connection to use, I can listen to radio stuff on the BBC iplayer as if it were a portable radio! Totally in love with the shiny gadget.
[livejournal.com profile] knirirr got me some cool stuff - and some silly stuff for camping. Cool stuff = a bottle of Hendricks gin, a Per Una chocolate corduroy cap, and a white gold vintage watch. This is even cooler than it looks - it is an accutron, and so runs by using a teeny tuning fork. For added geekiness, this particular fork resonates at 440hz! I can has "A" on my arm!

Thank you for all the birthday wishes everyone. It's been very cheering.
gwenynen: A flying bee (Default)
Ooo! I got one of these from [livejournal.com profile] knirirr's parents for my birthday! Along with some beer. I really, really need to learn to spin properly...

Oops

Jan. 10th, 2009 04:02 pm
gwenynen: A flying bee (facepalm)
I bought more shoes. These ones, in the sale. In my defence, [livejournal.com profile] knirirr left me alone in a shoe shop whilst he spent an hour in the O2 shop, buying an iphone*, which is dangerous. And they are very comfy, as heels go. But I have far, far too many shoes, and almost nowhere to wear nice ones any more. Woe. I should not have got them :-(
I did manage to find an old, very clean copy of EZ's Knitting Without Tears in the nice bookshop in Banbury, though, for only £3.45, which was a bit of a result.
Mam asked me what I wanted for my birthday. My suggestion of some KnitPicks Options was greeted by the riposte "but we bought you some pink interchangeable needles a few years ago, why do you want more?" Apparently my other suggestion, an ipod Touch, is being investigated. I have guilt for even suggesting something so expensive, though.
ION, I have never seen such a heavy frost. You'd've thought it had snowed. We have bought some nuts to hang out for the birds, who seem extremely cold.

*seriously the cutest, most beautiful bit of kit I've seen in ages

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