Friday, 31 January 2014

Chelsea & the Chinese New Year

Let me tell you a story about my childhood and my memories of the Chinese New Year. On my tenth birthday, I was given a monkey teddy. I loved this monkey. I named him Mikey (oh child Chelsea, you imaginative soul) and he became my second favourite teddy - after Peter Rabbit, of course. He would come on holiday with me, and he mostly liked to live on my bed. I still have him, but now he sits on top of our clean bedding. What a life!

What has this got to do with the Chinese New Year? Well, my little brother was born. Born in the Chinese Year of the Monkey. I thought this was amazing. I had my little cuddly monkey, and then I also had a teddy! Hahaha, but you get the idea. I found out that I was born under the Year of the Goat, and this is somewhat less exciting, but I guess goats are cool. Now, ever since I could speak, I would ask my daddy for a pony for my birthday or Christmas. I never got that pony. UNTIL NOW.

Tatty Devine Horse Necklace - £35
For £35, this horse would make my pony dreams seem slightly true. If I squint my eyes and look at it from a distance. It's so pretty! I want it! Did I mention it's pretty?! Sadly, I'm on that retched spending ban, otherwise the pretty pony would be mine. I can't even ask for it for Valentine's Day as Joe is taking me on some fancy secret trip to London. Gah, can't a girl get a break?! (I jest, of course, I'm not really a demanding and ungrateful swine)

But yeah, so I now love this Horse and I'm trying to find some sort of loophole to make it mine. Don't suppose I have any secret admirers out there? Anyone? 



Chelsea xo

10 comments

  1. love your blog,following you!

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  2. Genuinely, if I hadn't have just brought a house... it's SO CUTE xx

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    1. Isn't it the cutest thing ever in the world?! I hope it's not limited edition or anything xx

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  3. I was born in the year of the monkey... but I somehow ended up as a giraffe. Yup. It that necklace articulated? I want to make it run and jump x

    Amy / srslylou

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    1. I think it just stays very still and looks pretty. Like me! :D x

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  4. I was born in the year of the Dragon, but I'm not that fond of them. (Especially Chinese dragons which just look weird. Slightly more exotic than a goat, though. Sorry!) That necklace is pretty cute! You could probably have a go at making similar yourself, you know...

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    1. I would have no idea where to even start! I'd love to make my own jewellery though, it looks like such a lovely thing to do. Best put it on the list after learning to knit, crochet and other crafty things...

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