Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The find, not me and post.

1. I've been trawling charity shops for a squat and heavy glass vase. I saw an orchid potted up like this (the roots need light) in a magazine, and I thought it was more stylish than the clear plastic pot that contains mine. Today, I find just the right vase. It's dusty and smeared, but the dishwasher will take care of that.

2. I get a call from one of my editors. She says that from the office window they can see an ambulance in our road. "It's not for you, is it?" I tell her it's not me, and she's gratifyingly relieved.

3. Two parcels (a book about Chinese military uniforms and some yellowing fanzines) for Nick, and a Postcrossing card for me. A good letter day.


  1. I miss Postcrossing! You inspire me to start that up again. It's lovely happy mail.

  2. Will you be posting videos or a live feed of the upcoming glorious event?

  3. I love shopping thrift stores! They are great sources for the very things we can't find elsewhere. #1 is my favorite today!

  4. Lynn -- I love the idea of communicating with people all over the world by postcard.

    Joe -- I can imagine the stream would degenerate into a string of swearwords, I'm afraid. But I promise we'll keep you all posted.

    Rosebud -- Here in the UK, they are all dedicated to different charities, so it's a good way of giving, too.


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