We spent seven hours yesterday in a shopping center. I haven't done that for at least 15 years. The children thought it was so exciting for the first couple of hours. We lost Master J about 10 times. He did much better than our IKEA experiences. We had a list. No hand-me-downs for a long time left us with many summer layers and these hills are pretty cold. I may see if my dear Grandmother may knit an extra cardi or two for me.
I cannot fathom spending so much - but what do you do if Op-shops have little when one needs them? I am slightly hung-up on the consumerist world at the moment. The children all felt very special having some new clothes - and I even bought myself a couple of bits. What is with the anxiousness I felt buying things for myself? I rediscovered Dangerfield clothes - I really love their quirks. I would spend days as a teenager while visiting my Dad's hitting the op-shops in Prahran and Dangerfield in the city.
I was asking for suggestions on facebook over the weekend what to get Master J for his upcoming 6th birthday. I didn't want any plastic, no toys if possible, but need to keep in mind he is only 6. So we came up with some gorgeous new pencil's of his own, these ones - they are smaller in size, slightly thicker and draw without pressing hard. Perfect for a child with fine-motor challenges. A wooden shield and sword to go with his Knight costume from Christmas. Thankfully with his faschia funding I was also able to get this. I am so excited. These Grimms Spiel and Holz Design puzzles are just gorgeous.
It is wet wet wet here today, we are hibernating, playing board games, might watch a movie and do a spot of knitting.
What are you up to today?
Love Rach xo