>Thank you Secret Pal

>My SP has done it again. A beautifully wrapped parcel sent to tempt me but I was strong & waited until a pictures had been taken:

Presents from my Secret Pal
Presents from my Secret Pal

My pal is a whizz at card making & I now know that also applies to wrapping paper too – look here for a close up.

Lana Grossa Cotton Spirit
Lana Grossa Cotton Spirit

I adore the colours in this yarn & can’t wait to use it. In fact it’s now caused a bit of a dilema. I need to do the second Lacy Scallop sock (see the first one here) & had then planned to make a pair for DH with the Lana Grossa Mega Boot Stretch that I bought when he whinged that I hadn’t made any for him yet. Mmmm will have to be unselfish & do his first.

My SP also included some Lush goodies as she’s also a massive fan:

Lush gifts
Lush gifts

The ‘Big Blue’ bathbomb is a favourite of hers & I can’t wait to try the bubble bath bar on the right.

With all these plus the present s from my Not So Secret Pal I’m feeling rather spoilt which is nice as I feel awful. I started feeling ill yesterday with a very sore chest, a sore throat & no energy. A trip to the doctor today & I’ve got a viral infection in my intercostal muscles called Tietze’s Syndrome which explains why it hurts so much to breathe. I spent the morning sleeping & have pottered around the house this afternoon. Apparently it can take 6-8 weeks to clear up but I need to be back on my feet a lot sooner than that.