Well I could hardly let T pass without choosing Trollbeads; after all I am The Trollbead Troll @TrollbeadBlog on Twitter.
The inspiration for the "on my travels" part happened quite by chance; thanks to a random Tweet on Twitter and finding myself with a spare 90 minutes in another country (Wales).
So what can one do with a spare 90 minutes? Check Twitter & notice that Paul Gentile Jewellers in Cwmbran are holding a Trollbeads Event to launch the new collection. Interesting things were being hinted at and somebody mentioned a goodie bag with purchase... always the curious one I set off in search of Trollbeads!
|Trollbeads Counter Display at Paul Gentile Jewellers|
in Cwmbran, South Wales
In another twist of fate I almost met one of my lovely readers who happened to be heading the same way at the same time; but alas slow facebook notifications meant it just wasn't meant to be (this time)!
Greeted with a glass of Bucks Fizz and a Chocolate Cake there was plenty of time to have a look at some of the new arrivals...
|New Limited Edition Emerald Fantasy Necklace with Cherry Blossom Splitter Bead|
|Trollbeads on display|
|Paul Gentile staff recreating the People's Bead 2014 postcard - fun things to do in a Trollbeads Shop!|
So my 90 mins was time well spent, and if you are ever passing Cwmbran the shop is well worth a visit. It was only my second visit here but there always seems to be a warm welcome - although I'm not sure you can have chocolate cakes and bucks fizz every time!
The big question, given all my talk of budgets earlier on in the challenge, was did anything catch my eye? Actually this time I was pretty strict with myself; I bought a small silver bead that was next on my list of beads to buy from the Spring Collection and as I was being good I put back another Glass Bead and a Moss Agate Stone and really did buy 1 bead ONLY.
I was also tempted by the Thomas Sabo Karma Beads as Abi had spotted my stack of the day...
...and thought they might appeal to me - she was right, but I am not going to start any new bracelet lines just yet as I attempt to reign in my spending a little bit. *Puts them on the "list" for later*
And my Goodie Bag? Was filled with red wine, chocolates, new product info, a bookmark and a polishing cloth - great use of 90 minutes!
I love when great timing allows you to participate in something you weren't expecting... any tales of co-incidence you have to share?