So have you all had a lovely weekend of whimsy and frollicking with yarn ?
For the first time in what feels like aaaaaages I haven't had any projects on the go! No sireee not one, can you believe it? I did say in my previous post that all my creative energy had run a little dry and then I found Lucy's Japanese Flowers to crochet which I thoroughly enjoyed and have now once again felt a little slump re-appear.
So, we decided to follow another of my other passions.........
BOOKS, however this time it was all about my girl,
Alice..... buying books, feeling their covers, reading about the author's, knowing when they were published, appreciating the illustrations, discussing the plots and themes and just wallowing in the joy of the English language. Soon we found ourselves here, at Mr. & Mrs. Doaks Bumper Book Store for boys and girls in Hastings Old Town.
Now, I am definitely partial to shopping for books in my local charity shops and usually find incredible bargains but this weekend we decided to go big with spending some of that Christmas cash on new ones.
Alice was in heaven, so many books, such gorgeous words and titles pulling us this way and that. I have to admit that I have always been a huge fan of children's books and have always admired people who can write stories to capture a child's imagination. It is one of the many privileges I have as a parent, being able to re-live my childhood through Alice and really take pure delight in seeing her eyes open up to the world of literature. Something I didn't really appreciate when I was her age but now have the maturity to fully embrace.
So, we came away with some interesting choices...
Apparently The Wimpy Kid is all the rage right now! Ok I said, now Can I show you what was all the rage when I was 10?
Oh, how times have changed! and how old I feel all of a sudden! I know this glorious book was published back in 1930 but as far as I am concerned it's a timeless classic and it must of been revived in the 70's for me to have enjoyed it so much.
All in all it was a happy afternoon, we came away with some lovely buys and will use some of our free time this half term to get stuck in to reading them. In amongst all of this I am chaperoning for Alice's performing arts school production of
Alice in Wonderland
I hope that all of you who have children on half term holiday's, enjoy your time together no matter what you do xox
As for me, I am hoping to have a surge of inspiration very soon for I cannot be without needles and hooks and yarn for very long :0)