While in Sydney I shopped until I dropped but didn't buy much. What I enjoyed was the wandering, peering in windows, feeling the fabrics (apparently women always touch when they shop - I certainly do) trying things on and laughing and chatting as we went. Just the sort of shopping trips that were very much part of my life before the boys came along.
I bought the black twine at the divine Paper2 for $1.95 and it's one of my favourite purchases. It really often is the small things in life.
The present was wrapped for my husband's birthday. Paul Kelly's new book and a promise to choose a painting together.
Of course turning forty is not really a very big deal these days. It's just another one of those small things in life.
We'll keep saying that over and over until I turn forty too. Which of course is years and years and days and days away.