I am now in the latest of my late twenties and I just really don’t even want to talk about it. But I have realised:
1. You only start saying ‘age is just a number’ or ‘you’re only as old as you feel' when you turn 29.
2. When you see anyone younger, you feel like this:
Inspired by Marie Kondo, I spent the day tidying. I used to identify as a minimalist and I suppose I do have less stuff than the average person, but after reading Kondo's The Life-changing Magic of Tidying up', I realised I had a long way to go.
Calling myself a minimalist was really just an aspirational claim - like when I was 16 and used to buy bras in the size I wanted to be, not the size I was. A roomy bra, just like having too much stuff, is a lie and enhances nothing.
So I got rid of a lot of stuff and was happy to find that the gifts I got this year allowed me to only let in what I found useful or sparked joy.
JOHN LEWIS GIFT CARD
My in-laws gave me a John Lewis gift card and with it I bought A DYSON. I'm so excited. Finger cyclone technology, I am ready for you.
HARRODS GIFT CARD
From my husband. He did actually buy me a necklace but it was so so so delicate that I knew it would break when caught up in my hair (which happens all the time, I need a sturdy chain). So we transferred it into a gift card, I haven't spent it yet, still deciding. Here are my thoughts so far...
MARA HOFFMAN SWIMSUIT
I love this designer so much. So this was a birthday treat to myself. I actually bought it after my birthday and after our last hot holiday but I will treasure it until next year for its debut.
M&S gift card
My mum always gets me something M&S related. I haven't spent it yet, but here are my ideas