Tuesday, April 7, 2015

sometimes money can buy happiness

Since I bought my car, I've gone a bit spend-crazy, getting bits and pieces for the house.  The floodgates have opened/the moths are flying free!  I had lusted after this rug for a very long time, but never thought I was the type to spend so much on a...rug.  Turns out I am that sort now and I'm so glad!  Our living room is suddenly so cosy and homely and fun and snuggly and we ALL (cats and adults and children) feel very happy every time we're near this rug.  It's even changed the way Dulcie plays in the living room - no more pick-up-put-down-pick-up-throw-around playing, instead she sits and concentrates on one thing for ages, building towns, reading books, making up chat for her Moshis...  And she does enjoy a naked roll-around on it after her bath.  Well, wouldn't you, given half a chance?

This is actually a very special rug for another reason too.  Back in January, I proposed to the lovely Graham and he said yes.  I decided I didn't want an engagement ring, so this is my engagement rug instead :)

Big news, huh?  Graham and I have been having so much fun wedding planning and we're really happy and excited, as is our flower girl.  (Guess who!)  We're getting married in August.  I'll share some of the details soon (so much to share!) but in the meantime, feel free to have a look at the weddingy/party-y Pinterest boards I've been adding to with my sister and a couple of friends.


  1. Congratulations!!
    I have never heard of an engagement rug before, perhaps you are starting a new trend..? Such a cosy way to mark a special occasion :)
    Looking forward to reading about the preparations!

    1. Thank you, Hilde :) I was just thinking about you yesterday. I owe you a letter! Dulcie's two Norwegian picture books are both among her favourites at the moment, so we think of you often x


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