Today marks one year that I’ve been living in Sydney!
But I’ve already posted about that, so instead I will enthuse about GIFTS!
My Grandad is beginning to chuck out all his old stuff, but thankfully my Aunt and… I could tell you how she’s related to me but it would take to long so let’s just call her my cousin, were there when he mentioned the “box of crap” he was throwing out, so they went a rummaged, and came up with quite a salvage!
Out of it I scored:
A beautiful old copy of the entire works of William Shakespeare, which my Grandad received as a Dux of the School reward in 1935!!! It’s bound in red leather that is literally crumbling away with age, with gold writing on the cover and that wonderful smell/ texture that old pages have.
A big, red velvet-encased Backgammon board, which is also really pretty, and I love Backgammon so I’m very happy with it.
A box of antique collectible teaspoons with Australian Wildflower prints on them. That doesn’tsoundlike something a normal person would like, but I’m not normal. I love them. They are adorable <3.
I R HAPPEE ^_^
It was brought to my attention this weekend, upon a flirtation with a rather sexy man, that I am actually happy. While single. This is an alien concept for me!
For the past two years I’ve barely had 2 months, at most, between boyfriends, and I’ve normally spent that time depressed or just sad and pretending not to be.
After Tom, I made the decision to just write off all guys for a while, and this has finally succeeded in making me feel better! (Even if this flirtation may actually go somewhere ;) )
I’m broke, but I have a shiny new job, which I love, I’m on holidays (for 3 months!), I’m about to fly home for a week to see my IRL lovelies, it’s nearly Christmas and I’m enjoying a flirtation without jumping headfirst into the deep-end like I normally do.
I’m actually, legitimately, completely, happy, for once.
FUCK to the YES, it’s about time!
I will endeavour to listen to nothing else for the next few days. I feel one of those “spontaneous happiness for no apparent reason” moods coming on, I must feed it ;)