Update 03/01/19 with Christmas presents #01

Now that I have had a bit of a break from the blog, I would like to show you some of the gifts I received for Christmas.

Lovely Husband is happy for me to choose my own present each year and this time I went back to a company that I have used before. The Grand Tour Collection (link in the sidebar) is located in Rome and produces jewellery based on ancient Classical sculptures with a modern twist. You may remember the absolutely gorgeous bracelet that I ordered from them a while back.

Blue resin, leather and gold bracelet - Grand Tour Collection

Blue resin, leather and gold bracelet – Grand Tour Collection

This time I went for earrings in a lovely violet colour with the head of Medusa! The colour blends perfectly with my Marks and Spencer cashmere V-neck, Hermès Jaguar Quetzal scarf and my Massaccesi Victoria handbag in amethyst leather, amongst other items in my wardrobe. This is why I love to choose my own presents, where appropriate, as I can make sure that everything matches.

Violet resin and gold earrings - Grand Tour Collection

Violet resin and gold earrings – Grand Tour Collection

The earrings match this cashmere jumper!

The earrings match this cashmere jumper!

My sons chose their own gifts, with a few tiny hints from me, and selected such lovely items – I was thrilled by their thought and care. Elder Son gave me some much needed pyjamas with a snowflake design and a gorgeous and very bling snowflake brooch. My present from Younger Son was a beautiful Swarovski necklace and earrings set with red crystals. He told me that he chose the red because he is living in Wales.

Pressies from my gorgeous sons

Pressies from my gorgeous sons

Here I am on Christmas Day, wearing the above gifts from my sons!

Trying to keep a brave face at Christmas

Trying to keep a brave face at Christmas

Christmas was a very difficult time for me as I had a huge mental relapse and spent three days in bed. I am so fortunate that my “lads” were so kind and supportive and also pulled together to make the festival as enjoyable as they could for all of us. I am now considering whether I need to have more counselling to deal with my high stress levels and anxiety attacks. I found a great counsellor back in 2014, who helped me to come to terms with disabling grief, impending early retirement and chronic illness and I may contact him again and see if he is available.

Tomorrow’s post will show you a couple of items that I gave myself for Christmas.

Best wishes,

💜❤️💚💛💙

About The Librain

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2 Responses to Update 03/01/19 with Christmas presents #01

  1. JCV says:

    Gorgeous earrings! I am in live with the braclet. I need one, now. Lol😂🤣

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