First port of call on arrival was of course the present swapping (well, once we'd cracked the Coronas open of course). Lou is a bit of a fan of a certain long-haired, top hat wearing rock guitarist. So this was my present for her (which I've been dying to blog for a week but couldn't because she hadn't seen it). Now she has, and so can you:
It is of course the lovely Slash, of Velvet Revolver/Guns n Roses fame. Louise was so excited I thought she might bust something! He's even got a nose ring:
My present from Louise was much more beautiful, and much more usable! She made me a gorgeous beaded bracelet with a silver heart clasp. It's fab!! The photo really doesn't do it justice. The colours are lush.
THANKS LOUISE!! I love it!
Once the pressie swapping was over, we settle into a few beers and then headed off to a local Italian restaurant for some chow. Myself, Miss Lou and her lovely DH Rob, and Lou's friends Ally ('andbag) and Stevie (sandwich).... don't ask! and the totally fabulous Stef with her DH Tony. Much merriment was had (you can check out some photos over a Lou's blog if the fancy takes you) and once we'd stuffed ourselves silly on calzone, lasagna and divine strawberry cheesecake we headed off back to Lou's for a bit of a Wii Sports tournament.
It was all going rather swimmingly. That was until I decided to try and get from the conservatory into the living room without realising that Rob had closed the patio door. YOUCH!! After landing unceremoniously on my arse, with a collection of little cartoon birdies and stars circling my head I managed to get into the living room, attempting to maintain any semblance of dignity (trust me, there was none!) and insisting I was fine. Which was met with a chorus of "No.... you're bleeding!". Oh my.
So. What happens when nose mets a plate glass door?? Well, this happens:
Not the most flattering photo of me ever taken. But in my defense I had been smooshed against a panel of glass and only went to bed at 3am!! The flash really doesn't do the two black eyes justice either.
Classy... don't you think?? :P
In other, less concussion inducing news, I can finally share the quilt I made for my Lucy Locket mini quilt swap buddy, Annie. She emailed to say it had arrived yesterday so now she's received it I can share on here.
Right, there's an icepack and some painkillers with my name on it somewhere!