It's taken me quite some time to get around to blogging about this, but alas, the time of deadlines is temporarily over, and I can sneak a little more blogging time in...that is before my exams and essays need my attention.
For the first time since my little blog began I decided to particpate in a bloggers secret Santa. Doing this as a group of friends or with your work colleagues is a pretty common thing to do, but exchanging presents amongst a group of mostly strangers is definitely different!
The lovely Hannah for Hannah Bee set up this secret Santa swap and I played Santa for Hannah from Dainty and Ivory. It felt a bit weird to practically stalk Hannah's brilliant blog, and her Instagram feed, to find out what her hobbies and likes were, but I hope I did a good job! I had a budget of £10 but I honestly can't remember if I stuck to it, and who minds at Christmas aye!
To see what I got Hannah, click here!
Now, onto what I got! My secret Santa initially kept their name a secret (as I guess you're suppose to - but we bloggers like to thank the person who sends us a gift), sending me a lovely Christmas card signed off as Santa, but after an excited tweet about the lovely presents I'd received, I got a reply from Sophie, blogging over at Cider with Sophie.
It's not the best of photos but here's my presents for my Santa, Sophie! I got a bath bomb I'd had my eye on from (I'm guessing) Lush, it smells absolutely amazing and I can't wait to get home and use it! I also got a cookies and cream scented candle, which I love but my boyfriend took a sigh at whilst looking over at my already well stocked obsession with candles. An adorable little notebook with foxes on, a lip scrub and some toffees - which didn't take long to disappear from the pile.
Thank you so much to Sophie for my gifts and Hannah for organising Secret Santa 2013, I'd happily take part again!