My day out
I have had a beautiful day.
The weather has been perfect, I have even been able to take out one of my summer skirts to wear.
What have I been up to. . . .
I started the day by driving my dh to work.
Stopped off at the supermarket for a few things.
Drove my son to his friends.
Then off I went to the Life Line Book Fair. . . this is a huge second hand book fair, selling 1000's of books at a tiny price. It occurs twice a year (March and September) and I love to go.
I made sure I was wearing comfortable shoes
and had the right equipment
Off I went . . . filling my shopping trolley with great books . . such as Volumes 1 and 2: Home Management 1950. These tell me everything I have ever wanted to know about my home - including how to design my modern 1950's kitchen, pack the pantry, choosing my cooker, cleaning and sewing etc.. I am bound to share snippets from these books over coming months.
I also bought Good Housekeeping Encyclopaedia, 1951 - which starts by telling me "to run a home happily and efficiently is probably the most rewarding of all jobs for a woman, but it does under modern conditions demand a fund of up-to-date knowledge on a wide range of specialised subjects." Another useful book filled with the A to Z of home advice - from blind baking to frost protecting my pipes!
I have never read The Heavenly Man, this appears to be a brand new book - never read. Inside someone has written "Dear Dad, I trust you will enjoy reading this book. May God bless you in everything you do. Merry Christmas 2007 love from X and X." However looking at the state of the book I am not entirely sure that "Dad" ever did read it. I will.
I bought 3 art books that I thought would be very useful for Art Wednesday - The one on "The Story of Painting" was my most expensive book at $10aus! Everything else cost between $2 and $4!! I also bought one on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder which looks very interesting. It includes recipes.
I bought this book (History of Europe) partly because it looked interesting but partly due to the writing below. This book was published in 1893 and the first owner was Anne Elizabeth Sauell in July 15th 1895 and Elsie Sauell in 1916. I assume it was a text book that both mother and daughter used. If only it could talk and tell me about these 2 women, I wonder if they enjoyed learning about the French Revolution, the Battle of Waterloo etc.. I can tell they took care of their book as it is in quite good condition.
I even managed to find 2 brand new DVD's for my mum on the Canadian Wilderness ($2 each!).
After my outing, I went to the fruit and vegie market, I came home and had lunch, looked through my books and had afternoon tea with my neighbour (after looking at her beautiful garden full of blooms).
What a perfect day. Now it is almost time to cook dinner. Dh will be home in an hour or so.