For some reason, I have a clearer desk this week. So I'll start from the left handside, work upwards towards the right and downwards again.
So on the far left are two books which I borrowed from my big boss. It was while we were moving offices and he was clearing out his cupboard. The first is The Goldfinch by Donna Tart and Mastery (I've this for a few weeks now) by Robert Greene. The Goldfinch is newish because I just brought it home from the office on last Friday.
Next is my desktop lamp, after that is a large jar of extra virgin organic coconut oil. Apparently it's raw and cold pressed. I only bought it because it was half price in Holland and Barretts (a UK health food chain) and I tend to use as a conditioner in my hair, or an emergency body moisturiser - I don't use it in cooking. The brand is Vitacoco. On the jar cover is my liquid lipstick brush, it fell in the bathroom sink so I need to give it a good wash. After the coconut oil is my penholder and then a box full of stuff.
The box contains my diary and some sauce sachets which I probably picked up from Pret or came with my Burger King Whopper. I use them occasionally if I run out and have forgotten to buy, or take them to work. My work cafeteria charges extra for sauces - like 30p which is about 50 cents. There is also the book mark for The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood by Susan Elliot Wright. That book is on my list to buy when I next visit Waterstones. I met Susan at an author's event in Leeds. I also have to get another book by another author I met at the event.
After that is Dark Days, a short book of essays by James Baldwin. He talks a lot about human conditioning and the state of the world. The sad, poignant yet beautiful thing is that his observations are timeless, and so are his underlying themes of oppression, division and prejudice. However nowadays I think people are more focused on getting famous and money.
Moving on, standing next the box is my liquid lipstick, it is a Dior brand and a gift from Sis. I only wear makeup to work and if I was going out for an event, other than that nothing.
Finally my coaster, an orange highlighter pen and pink felt-tip pen.