Monday, 11 January 2010

Enamel Alphabet

I absolutely love these vitreous enamel alphabet plaques by Hyperkit.

Must see if I can check out the exhibition at the House of Propellers.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Happy Birthday Oscar

Today my gorgeous nephew, Oscar, turned three. We had a fun afternoon playing horse jumping, dinosaurs, doctors and eating cake, but the highlight had to be when we sat round the kitchen table so that he could act out with home made models and tell us the story of The Gruffalo in full!

Happy Birthday boy... x

Read me...

I realise that 2009 passed and I didn't post once about the books which P was reading to me at bed time. The last read I think I mentioned was Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in November '08 which we followed with L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz. On from there came the following, not 100% in the correct order and possibly missing a title or two:

1. Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol

2. Jill Murphy - The Worst Witch

3. William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet

4. Honoré de Balzac - Selected Short Stories

5. Bruno Munari - Design as Art

6. Wilkie Collins - The Haunted House and Other Stories

7. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Madam Crowl's Ghost and Other Stories

8. Rudyard Kipling - Strange Tales

9. C.S. Lewis - The Horse and his Boy

10. Washington Irving - Rip Van Winkle, the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

Our current read is Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann - Tales of Hoffmann

So, now you're up to speed...

Irish Oatmeal

I'm not one for New Year's resolutions. In the run up to the end of the year I often think about setting some resolutions for the coming twelve months but they never materialise.

In an effort to be good to myself, I have decided that my weekend breakfast should contain something delicious and nutritious though, so yesterday picked up some McCann's steel cut Irish oatmeal.

Perhaps not the best time of year for blueberries, but I couldn't resist.