Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sausage sounds, Christmas shopping and sleeper.

1. Behind me in the backpack I can hear Alec enjoying his piece of sausage from the butcher's sample plate.

2. It turns out there are two craft fairs on. I knock a few names off the Christmas shopping list: there really are some canny crafters out there -- canny crafters with very good taste. I particularly liked Jax Lill's Emporium: her memory books, with their cunning folded pages and pockets for secrets, are just magical.

3. Alec's library book about trains has a page on the Orient Express. Nick tells Alec about sleeper cars and dining cars. The concept of "Supper-toot and bed-toot" thrills Alec, and I think an overnight train journey is an adventure we'll have to take him on some time.

3 comments:

  1. An overnight train journey - that sounds great and something I've not tried.
    I liked the link to Jax's Emporium

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  2. An overnight train journey - that sounds great and something I've not tried.
    I liked the link to Jax's Emporium

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  3. I "liked" Jax, too. It's fun to see such lovely things . . .

    A train trip is magical! When in Istanbul, I had tea at the station for the Orient Express, the next best thing to being on it ;-)

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