The wonderful crew at Spencer and Rutherford are having a competition of their own!
If you don't know who they are, Spencer and Rutherford are the makers of AMAZING and ADORABLE handbags. I have a collection of them, and I take the opportunity to give them to friends when I can, because they're incredible. They always make you stand out from the crowd.
Take this bag here, for example. How astonishing is that?
It's a really large tote, and I gave it to the Sister Of My Heart as a present a couple of years ago. It's big enough to fit all her sheet music in (she plays the piano a lot and does lots of amateur musical productions) and it's stunning to boot.
At the time, I wrote a poem about the bag and popped it inside as part of the present. And it's this poem which I'm going to enter in the Spencer and Rutherford competition.
To take part, you have to go to their Facebook page and write on the wall, telling them which bag is your favourite and why. And then you're in the running to win a lovely beaded "Twiggy" evening bag, worth over $450 ... in these exact same colours! Ah, it's true serendipity. Wish me luck!
Castle Bag, o Castle Bag, how wondrous is your sight,
Castle Bag, o Castle Bag, I'll cling to you so tight.
I'll take you out in sunny days, I'll take you out in rain,
I'll take you to my musicals, and you shall hear my playing.
Your gothic towers black and bold, your clouds so fair and pale,
Your silv'ry shining moon and stars - you're like a fairy tale.
Castle Bag, o Castle Bag, how happy I shall be
When on my hearth you cast yourself, and come to live with me!