This great retro fabric arrived in the mail today from Kimberley. It's going to be my Flashback Friday picture for today, because I couldn't find one to fit the theme which is 'music'. Kind of ironic since almost my entire childhood was spent behind a cello or piano, and between me and my siblings we could form a string quartet plus flute. But I'm not sure that i'd want to share those photos anyway... let's just say, Tom likes to tease me that I was part of the NZ-version of the Von Trapp family.
But, this fabric. It really shouts 'early-80's' to me- I'm sure i had a bedspread made from it. Thanks, k.
This is the cover of a book that Keira picked up at the Recycling Centre yesterday- and HAD to have and carry with her everywhere since then- 'Zaunkonig Tick-Tick.' With a name like that, do you blame her? She was desperate for me to read it to her last night, but being in German, I had to make up my own story to the pictures.
I studied German at school and even went there on a short exchange- but I don't remember a thing of the language. It's so sad how quickly it goes, if you don't use it every day. But this book has really nice woodland-y illustrations, anyway.
Arlo went to town with Tom yesterday and got a new train to add to his collection ('Emily' with batteries, for those in the Thomas-zone). When he got home he was excitedly showing Keira, but she was holding up her Tick-Tick book and saying 'well, I got a new book, it's really cool, look at my book!'
I like that about children- depending on your point of view, a toy worth 20 cents can be just as good as an expensive one. For now, anyway.