Sunday, July 6, 2008

A Cure for Feeling Grotty

Oh dear, I feel very grotty today. Let's not use the word 'hypochondriac', but I do have a healthy fear of germs. And I can pinpoint the EXACT moment this pesky specimen entered my system. I visited a client on Friday, where I had to make about a zillion photocopies on their (public) photocopier. I was pressing away on the Start button (helpfully coloured in red - for GERMS) and then, can you believe it, I popped that very same index finger into my mouth! (I had to separate some pages, okay...) The moment I did it, I went Eeeeek!!!


Too late, too late .... I woke up on Saturday with sore throat, throbbing head, runny nose. It didn't help that I then proceeded to walk (in pouring rain) to our local carboot sale. (It only happens once a month, and I wouldn't miss it for anything in the world - a post later in the week will reveal all the lovely things I have picked up there over the last couple of months). And
afterwards I met my brother & his beautiful son (here for a visit from the United Arab Emirates) for breakfast. (The wise thing would probably have been to stay in bed with a hotwater bottle and lots of lemony tea, but who needs wisdom when you can have family and friends - and carboot sales!) So this morning I felt very sorry for myself indeed. When I feel grotty & sorry for myself, getting a little prezzie always makes me feel much better. And I found some lovely prezzies in blogworld! Isn't it wonderful how giving and generous people are? Here are some of what I found - which I am now passing on to you. (Not to worry, the germs I will keep to myself ... )
Free downloadable stationery from CreatureComforts:


and soaplabels for a special soapie gift (again from CreatureComforts) - download here


A downloadable monthly calendar from nubbytwiglet:


And wallpaper, made by StarStGermain, also downloadable from nubbytwiglet. (I am using mine as a mini-poster on my inspiration board):


Beautiful lacy labels & notepad from aprintaday:


Lovely desktop wallpaper from metremade (which I have printed and used as endpapers for my journal):


And my personal favourite - a downloadable private eye ID card (and other goodies) from 16sparrows! (found via design crush)



Remember, all of the above are for personal use only, okay!
Have fun, darlings!

4 comments:

jacques said...

Thanks for your kind words for my work. I am enjoying seeing your work as well.
Jacques

Anairam said...

Jacques: Thanks for stopping by. I am so fired up by your beautiful wrapping paper that I spent this afternoon 'watercolouring in' a store-bought sheet of wrapping-paper. I will post it on my blog later this week.

Lady Smaggle said...

he he Mr Smaggle and I say 'grubby' when we're feeling gross. My work mate says 'uddin' which is Chinese for yucky. I like 'grotty'!

Anairam said...

lady smaggle: Thanks for the new words. For the record, this is my fourth day of feeling grotty, grubby and utterly uddin. (Though I must add, I'm always a bit wary to use foreign words in case I've misunderstood the context of meaning. I mean, I wouldn't want to say to "shame, are you feeling uddin today?" to a Chinese person and then be severely whacked over the head with, let's say, a chinese paper lantern ...)