Back in November I stumbled upon the greatest idea – a Christmas gift swap for bloggers organised by Viola. The idea is very simple; you are paired with another blogger, get to know them through their blog/email, then go and find a great present based on what you have found out.
I was paired with Safeera, who has a very engaging lifestyle blog: Habibi lifestyle. We spent a while getting to know our likes and dislikes, before I felt I could go out and find the perfect present!
I had also set myself the challenge of buying presents that were from local’ish places. My first success was at the Hither Green Christmas fair, which although not in my actual neighbourhood, is at least south of the river! I met up with several old friends there and we enjoyed a pleasant sunny afternoon wandering amongst the stalls and buying quite a lot between us. The second part of my present was from the shop around the corner. However, it’s for Safeera to tell you more about her surprises so I won’t spoil them now!
We were expected to post our parcels by December 17th, but we both posted a bit earlier. My parcel arrived safely and I have to say I was impatient to see what I had been sent! I was touched that in such a short time someone could gauge my likes so well and choose such great gifts. I love them and will be making much use of them in the coming year. I’ve actually been after a cake stand for ages and the notebooks are just perfect for all those blog and picture book ideas.
I’m really pleased I was able to take part in this great Christmas event, so big thanks to Viola for organising (whilst prepping for University interviews too!). As well as some great gifts, I have gained a new blogging friend and I look forward to reading more about her adventures in style in the future.
Happy Christmas one and all!