Oh my gaaaaaad - last week I thought my life was about to change completely.
Did you read about this in the news?
What a total bargain. As a lover of cherry tree shops (that is charity shops to my fab new followers), I was seriously impressed with such a bargainous...bargain.
Well my eyes were quite literally on stalks.
The husband bought me one a couple of Christmasses ago. OMG (keeping down with the kids there, take note) I couldn't believe he had actually done something right for once.
The bag was worth up to £350,000 and I had one???!!! A BIGGER one than the one featured in the press?
I started planning my big spend. The Princess and I had a wonderful evening discussing what we would do with the money. She wanted a shed load of Haribo sweets and a new DS game, I was thinking of bigger and better.
I contacted Philip Treacy and rubbed my hands with glee.
Then my bubble burst with one loud pop. No, call it a bang.
The head of PR for the designer said the bag isn't as rare as the national papers made out, 100 were made of each design (which I still don't think is exactly mass produced) and the story wasn't true. No one at Philip Treacy had confirmed the bag would reach so much money.
The head of PR apologised and said she was sorry to disappoint me and my beautiful daughter (the Princess was well chuffed with that bit).
A few have gone on Ebay but they aren't selling for more than a hundred or two....still, I can dream. Oh the dreaming was amazing fun. £350,000 isn't a massive lot of money but it would have sorted me right out thank you very much. I lead such a simple life!
The other exciting thing that happened to me this week was when I stumbled into my local cherry tree shop.
And saw this.
I nearly died and went to heaven. 75p each! I usually fork out a pound so I was thrilled. I found three Ladybird books that I don't currently have and took them to the till, smug as you like (told you my world was simple).
The sweet old lady at the till looked at the books and said: "Goodness! 75p for a Ladybird book?!"
I could see her point, it was pretty cheap all things considered. I nodded, delighted with my new books to add to the stash.
"Ridiculous, I shall let you have all three for a pound, but keep that quiet," she added with a wink.
Oh I couldn't have been happier. Here are the new additions.
|My sis just bought a chaise longue. This is for you Binty!|
|Of course I ate them all.....|
The kids loved it. It was over in a flash but they loved it!
|I have a silly gimpy face but I love our non-working rain macs!|
|Happy kids. 8.30pm this evening.|
I sat there, Cappucino in hand, watching the kids playing happily and realised that what we have is priceless. My bag may never be worth what I dreamed it would be, but it doesn't matter. Because everything I need is right here*.
*Except a giant Toblerone, but you can't have it all.