Wednesday, September 15, 2010

when only naughtiness will do

Current work: second revisions on the Venice book
Listening to: Robert Plant, Band of Joy
Reading: Freya North, Home Truths (still enjoying)

Sometimes, you need to be naughty. And only naughtiness will do.

Given that (a) I’m having a tough time on the work front and need a treat to cheer me up; (b) it’s THAT time of year, when a certain handbag firm produces the Autumn/Winter picture bag; and (c) I haven’t bought one of said picture bags for two years, so I have been extremely well behaved…

Add in being soaked through yesterday evening, having to wait in a long queue to get something son has been waiting to get for months (the queuing bit made more difficult by the fact that DH put the pre-order receipt in a safe place – probably in the Man Drawer – and it was so safe that he couldn’t find it, so Game had to take our loyalty card and check with head office before they could give son the Halo limited edition stuff he'd pre-ordered and take off the deposit we’d already paid), losing lots of work time while in said queue and then having to go to the cafĂ© next door to try and wait out the heavy shower and then being caught in rush-hour traffic and taking ages to get home, and...

Yeah. When I’m grumpy and out of sorts, I go shopping.

And this particular piece of naughtiness contains absolutely no calories.

And I’m going to London on Friday (with iPad, so I need a large handbag to contain said iPad).

So I had to do it, didn’t I?


(Could you have resisted? The Radley tag - like the cloud - is pink-and-white striped. It had my name on it...)

8 comments:

ninaharrington said...

Hugs on getting soaked - what a lucky son you have - and yes, that is a seriously gorgeous bag!
You deserve it and I shall ogle it with delight on Friday. :-)

Kate Hardy said...

Nina, it matches your website design. Birdie and all. I think you need one, too :)

susanwilson44 said...

Aawww Kate I am so jealous! It's a beauty. Gimme, gimme, gimme....
Was my name on the tag next to yours???

Lacey Devlin said...

Oooo so pretty. You definitely needed to do it!

Nicolettehh said...

Gorgeous bag! I want one!

Caroline said...

OMG - it's gorgeous! And you deserve it. Caroline x ps if you ever have the urge to donate any of your "Rads" to the local charity shop - give me the heads up 1st will you - lol! Although I serious think the DH has first dabs!!!

Kate Hardy said...

Susan - your name was on the tag of the one sitting next to mine, which was the last one in the shop...

Lacey - thank you!

Nicolette - Radley bags are just irresistible. And they're practical. And well made. And... (You know you're going to do it...)

Caroline - LOL, yes, DD gets first dibs. (I did have to buy her one of the little 'wristlet' ones, two years back, because she was complaining!)

Katie said...

Lovely bag :-)