Sunday, December 03, 2006

Rug, spuds and book

Sorry, just had to hi-jack the blog to show a picture of my new rug to my mother. She's not good with e-mail, but blog surfs like a demon! Like it Mum?


I've had the boys hard at work today. Putting them on spud peeling duty pretty much ensures I can get the rest of lunch prepared in peace. If I teach them to peel chestnuts, I could keep them fully occupied between now and Christmas. I feel a new tradition coming on...

I've been so absorbed in reading about everyones Christmas traditions recently. Particularly the seasonal kids books, and I'm not the only one interested, judging from the response Amy got to her post. Today Simmy, with a stroke of genius, has set up a Flickr group to show your favourite Christmas books for children. Take a look, it's going to be a great one I'm sure.

My contribution today is this. With a chapter for each day of Advent, it tells the story of Joachim, who is lucky enough to obtain a magic advent calender. Hidden inside it, is a secret story, which unfolds each day. For the first time this year I am reading it to Mark, who is loving it as much as I do.


And thank you so much for all the wonderful Birthday greetings - made me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

5 comments:

grumpy said...

Rug at last in situ but where are all the Sunday papers and the craft stuff hidden?

Kate said...

That's the same author as did Sophie's World and the Solitaire Mystery et al, is it not? Those were great books, reminded me when I read them as a young adult of all the mystery that childhood held.

lindiepindie said...

You can show us your lovely living room anytime!

Ash said...

I have to buy that book :) my youngest son's name is Joachim. Love your new rug :)

tiel s-k said...

It is always nice to show your mum's something if they are not nearby. Thank goodness for computers and digi cameras. Love the rug.