...then I'll begin..
as I used to say (sometimes) all those years ago when I read stories every afternoon.
This week, this week of just we two, has turned me to thinking about the way the shape of our day has changed over the time we've been together.
In the beginning there were lectures, trudging up and down to class from the Halls of residence. Then his first job, my first taste of keeping house as he worked every hour of the day to pass exams. More jobs, more out-all-day-and-a-quick-dinner-when-we-felt-like-making-one, money to spend, places to go at weekends. Then, the babies. And that routine which needs no explaining to anyone who has tried it.
It seems so long ago now that I was looking for ways to entertain the two of them in the hours before we were able to listen for Dad's key in the door. That's where the reading came in. Our activity of choice, nearly every afternoon. Sometimes I read them to sleep, sometimes I was close to reading myself to sleep. Sometimes we put on silly voices, sometimes they wanted to be serious. And always, always, if I suggested another tour around Teddy Robinson and his best purple dress, they said Oh yes! One more time!
So I've made a page, a page to record a habit. I don't have a photo of us reading - no selfies, way back when! - so I've taken a slightly different approach for this layout which I sent to Get It Scrapped for Single and Pretty (here)
So that's my story and my page for today. I'd been wondering how I was going to weave in a postcard update. You know, seamlessly segue from books about Teddy Bears in dresses to making sure everyone knew what they were doing. Then I realised I could simply take a photo of the cards I'll be sending. Something I love, pictured on a postcard?
Children's books, of course. At which point, I agree, you'd be perfectly justified in saying Sian, find something new to write about..
POSTCARDS, then. I sent all the emails out on Tuesday, so if you haven't heard from me please get in touch! Cards can be bought, made with your own fair hand, anything you would like, and should be sent to arrive by Valentine's Day if at all possible. Thank you everyone.