First of all thank you to all of you who suggested a caption to the piece of toile in my last post. They were all very funny but I have to admit that my favourite was from gillyflower and she will be receiving a lavender heart made from vintage toile.
And now for something completely different. This is totally ridiculous logic but I was ordering a slow cooker from John Lewis and had to spend another £3 in order to qualify for free delivery. I have really wanted a Jo Malone candle for ages but they are so expensive (in my opinion), however, this seemed the ideal excuse to add one to my basket! Does anyone else do this sort of thing? I spent £38 on a candle rather than £3 on postage!! Crazy, but I do love my candle and it came all gift wrapped, just for me. I haven't lit it yet. That's another thing; I am always reluctant to light nice candles so they just end up getting dusty and faded and not looking nice at all. I'm sure I'm not the only person who thinks like this, though. Do you do anything that is totally illogical?
The fragrance I chose is 'Lime Basil and Mandarin'. I had tested a lot of the scents at Dublin airport on Monday but they were all lovely and I couldn't make a choice. I have just been in the garden and noticed that the Daphne shrub is flowering. This is my favourite shrub of all as the scent is really strong. I have brought some into the house and know that it will soon scent the whole room.
As I mentioned, I have been over to Dalkey in Ireland for a few days. Dublin is very near so I had to have a day's shopping there; it is such a beautiful city. I also visited my two favourite shops there, Noa Noa and Avoca and, of course, I had to help the Irish economy and buy a few things! You can read about a previous visit to Avoca here.
I hope that you all have a lovely weekend.