My package arrived today! YAY!
At 8.30 in the morning. BOO!
I had to answer the door in my pyjamas! How embarrassing! But I didn't care because I had excellent pirate booty!
Thank you Miss Violacious! Thank you! Thank you!
Here is how it looked after a sleepy, bleary-eyed little pirate opened the box:
Look at the packages in brown paper tied with string! How nautical! AND THE BAG!!! OH. MY. GOD.
It is big enough to fit a couple of folders in. This thing would fit over my head with room to spare.
It is made of denim and look at the beautiful white piping around the flap! And the embroidery of a mouse with pie.
You will always find mice on ships! Unless its sinking... (Duh! Actually It's a pie-rat! Get it?)
And the flap also has a zip pocket in the top and pretty white blanket/edging stitch. See! And an adjustable white webbing strap. Very practical.
Is this what was giving you trouble Miss V? Because I would never attempt such a tricky little zipped pocket! Whew! Its amazing!
Here is the lining too. Aaarrgh!:
The bag has another zip pocket on the inside. Its BRILLIANT!
Here is the Pirate Raid-io (get it? Raid?) "Miss V's Mix" CD she sent and the necklace I call the Tropical Island Castaway necklace with matching earrings. The necklace will take some balls to wear. Look at the size of that baby! I think I can do it though! The coral colours and the pearls are a beautiful combination. The sliced shell pendant is edged in silver.
I have been listening to the CD whilst driving. I wind the windows down and crank the volume up. I get some wierd looks but who cares what the lubbers think! I have been looking for one of the songs for years and here it is on the CD!
Spirit of the West's "Home For A Rest". It was the theme song of my Contiki UK holiday tour years ago. It was like reliving the holiday to hear it again. And the saucy "Queen Fairy" by the Jolly Rogers had me driving with a huge grin on my face.
Last but definitely not
least, the logbook (every seafarer should have one)
Here's the front
showing a sunset at sea from the ship's rail with a hand swabbing and a hat on the deck. And the back:
Looking up at the sails and the jolly roger in the sky!
Now you might not be able to tell from my photos, but these pictures have been collaged by Miss V!
Look at the trouble and sweat she went to! Look at all of the little pieces with different textures all glued down and then lacquered. Its like a gorgeous mosaic! It has really inspired me to try something similar!
Thanks Miss V! I Love it all to bits!
Aaargh! (I was going to say "Wheeeee!" but that's not very piratical!)