Monday, 18 January 2010
A Brilliant Cause
Happy New Year!
It's been ages since I visited my own blog!
The 4th of Advent has gone. So has Christmas and the New Year is now here, roaring on.
I'd like the first post of this New Year to be a colourful one and so I leave you with some ribbons I bought when I went to Lisbon, Portugal, for Christmas.
In down town Lisbon there as still a few old haberdashers with dark wooden cupboards, shelves and a million little drawers which hide treasures like these.
These ribbons were bought in a shop called "Causa Brilhante", which of course means Brilliant (Shiny) Cause! And yes, this was a brilliant cause to spend a large percentage of my already empoverished study loan!
Last Summer I bought some ribbons in the same shop so I decided to go back. I explained to the gentleman working there that I had already bought some ribbons a while ago. He opened a drawer and asked "Was it from this drawer?", then as he opened another one, "Or from this one?"..."Or from this one?"... And he opened five or six different age worn drawers with endless colours and patterns and I didn't know where to turn! So many more I hadn't seen last time!
It's great to be back!