I introduced Hubbie to Fountain Gate Westfield Shopping Centre today.
I only myself realised where its location was a couple of weeks ago. I hadn’t really expected all that much then, so to say I was in awe and impressed by the shops and premises, and more than happy to drive the 45 minutes out to see it again, well that tells you something.
As is common this time of year, I was looking at pressies for others. And I got some.
But then with the Black Friday weekend sale still on, and that all-round feeling of generous festivity in the air…
I couldn’t resist.
I actually got myself some regulars, things I get like clockwork at this time of year:
The kikki.K family planner/calendar which lives on our fridge, which even Hubbie is greatly accustomed to now, and the Christmas advent candle.
Don’t be misled by the simple stature… this candle is HOT STUFF. Finding it in the month of December, ha, GOOD LUCK, because even today I happened across the last one.
Phew. Something about ‘30% off everything’ must have made people go a little shopping crazy.
But it was the other surprise purchases I made which really made me smile.
Let’s talk candles now.
I got a whole box of them from some friends for a birthday, back when I was in my 20s, and it took me yonks to get through them.
I still have one or two from that set. You know how you go through phases where you use candles, and then at other stages, you just DON’T?
Well I was finishing up that phase when I got about a decades worth of candles in one hit.
In recent years though, we have been using them again, which allowed me to slowly go through that jumbo collection… and I have even been buying more.
You know… candles that crackle? Natural organic soy candles? Candles with witty phrases to make you LOL LOL LOL all the way home? Candles are abundant nowadays, a generally great gift for any kind of occasion, and an awesome help when the power goes out for 10 hours… hence why I still have so many in my house. However, I tend to use them a lot more now.
And with that note, I present to you the two candles I got today.
Note to anyone reading this: I DO NOT NEED ANYMORE CANDLES FOR CHRISTMAS.
Can you see why I couldn’t resist? I love the sentiment of my kikki.K candle (sponsor me anytime, guys) about never giving up on your daydream. I am an eternal dreamer, and this one shall sit wonderfully beside my laptop as I create stories.
The next one… well I just had to. I am not a Kanye fan, but when I saw this candle years ago now, I couldn’t forget it, no matter how hard I tried. I vowed that if I ever came across it again, I would buy it IMMEDIATELY.
I am so happy right now with my melted waxes, I just can’t EVEN.
Oh, one more thing. I lied. The only other candle I will accept is…
Yep. A lot of mini fires will be burning over the next few months… :):):)