Friday, 2 November 2007

Yes, I know ...


... it's wrong, very wrong, to go and buy your teenage daughter's friend a birthday present and end up wanting to keep it for yourself. Yes I know it's wrong to take such a shine to all this saccharine cuteness.

My only defence is that in amongst the greeting card sweetness and old fashioned kittens and ponies are some great kitsch images and a weird little commentary.


Yes I know that the photos today are slightly out of focus, but I was trying not to bend the spine of the book before it's wrapped up (love the ladybird book wrapping paper by the way, but not liking the reprinted Janet and John books for some reason). There, now I'm talking about wrapping it up I think I've got time for one more browse...


Have a good weekend. We're off out tonight, that's if the military manoeuvre that is the taking of two girls to two separate parties, the hoping that the youngest likes the new babysitter, that M is back in time to go out, that the youngest isn't so hyped up after the sugar rush of her party that she won't calm down before we go and that the administering of Calpol to any of the people named above isn't required!

Oh yes and the babysitter told us last night that she wanted to go out too so we can't be out too late!!!

23 comments:

Tracy said...

Very easy to see how you've fallen under the spell of all this sweetness...oh, so dear! *SIGH* Happy weekend to you & yours ((HUGS))

cd&m said...

Have you seen that new book featuring Ladybird favs, the illustrations are of course devine.
Goodluck tonight.

French Knots said...

Love the Ladybird book wrapping paper! Takes me back, in fact I still have quite a few of my old ones, the illustrations are wonderful.
Hope you don't keep your babysitter waiting tonight!!:)

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

LOL about the babysitter also wanting to go out! =)

Charming book - the illustrations are darling!!! Have a splendid weekend!

Clare said...

Hi Kim

What great illustrations in that book!

Hope you have a lovely night out (remind what one of those is like!!!)

Will be in touch regarding the moving in date!!!

Have a great weekend,

Clare x

Tea Time and Roses said...

All this sweetness is sometimes so hard to depart with! :o) Enjoy your weekend...

Smiles...

Beverly

Cathy said...

I'm off to check out that book right now! It looks so cute! I love love love the wrapping paper too - where did you get it?
Cathy XX

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Ooh yes I love the wrapping paper oto, can you tell us where you found it? I need some....have fun tonight, tell us what you did!

Thimbleanna said...

No wonder you want it -- what a cool birthday gift!

Naturegirl said...

Cute very cute!How can you NOT fall under the spell! Have a good weekend. feeling better hugs NG

Rowan said...

Hope the military manoeuvres were successful and that everyone had a good time at their various destinations, especialy you and M:)

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Lovely!! Don't blame you at all for coveting such gorgeousness! Do you know Kim, I smile every time I read the description of your "two scrummy cats" on your blog profile page!x

mollycupcakes said...

The books are just the sweetiest and I think it's lovely that you've fallen for them. Do they bring back childhood memories?
Hope you had a good night out and the girls enjoyed their time as well.
Have a good weekend.
Hugs.

Catherine x

Mirre said...

I love that book... I can't believe you're going to give it away!!

Hope you've had a lovely evening!

andsewtosleep said...

Gorgeous images. Hope you had a lovely time (if you made it?)
Mary x

meggie said...

Hope you enjoyed your outing!

Louise said...

I had that book The Party - I really wanted her blue shoes and party dress!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh my that ladybird wrapping paper is just the cutest!!!
Hope you have had a great weekend
love Alison x

Elizabeth said...

Where did you get that wonderful Ladybird book wrapping paper. I love the illustrations from the classic Ladybird books, they take me straight back to my childhood.

pink-petal-designs said...

Great book, i was looking at the new book from ladybird, its a big one, in asda, brings back memories.
Sarah x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Oh how sweet! The Ladybird wrapping paper is fabulous.

Kristy said...

I love that book too but I know what you mean about the weird commentary.The other book is even stranger I think!

Donna said...

Great wrapping paper, we all need to know where to find it, do tell Kim!