Do you ever have one of those days when humanity seems to be a wonderfully warm and happy thing? Today was like that for me.
First came the news of Prince Willam and Kate Middleton's engagement. As a confirmed Monarchist, I'm over the moon about this new. They're young, beautiful and in love. She's a real 'girl next door' and I think she'll do wonders for the family as a whole. I wish them every happiness and, of course, I can't wait to see the dress!
Then, on the front cover of my morning Metro, I saw this.
Down the bottom was a tiny line saying 'this is a genuine proposal'.
How cool is that? The cover of a national newspaper?!
The full story is here and is very sweet and touching. Nothing like a bit of romance to brighten your commute eh?
When I arrived home tonight I found a parcel waiting for me - it was my new stockings from What Katie Did. I love how beautifully they wrap their deliveries.
Also arrived today were my clear glass baubles (ooh er). I'm planning to use them to make some pretty Christmas decorations of my own, inspired by the ones sold at the Jane Austin Centre.
I'm not sure what to do with the rest (I bought 6!) but there are lots of ides around. I'll keep you updated with what I decide on.