Isn’t it great when you form a link with someone? You make a slightly obscure reference, and someone recognises it and greets it with enthusiasm – that has happened with Belgian Waffle and me. She referred to a favourite book from her young childhood, and I was able to reply, not only that my children had the book, but that it was right next to me, because I now read the same book to my grandchildren. And so I promised her that I’d post some photos of it, because it’s out of print and her copy has long ago disappeared.
I’m afraid that the second photo down is out of focus, and none of them is great, but things happened and I didn’t get around to taking the pictures in daylight, and finally took them with a phone against my ear on the drawing room carpet. The book on the carpet, not the phone or the ear. It is a delightful book and I hope it might be reissued one day, perhaps by a company such as Lulu, which prints to order. Weeza’s favourite book as a toddler, Smith the Lonely Hedgehog, by Althea Braithewaite, was printed in that way and I bought Zerlina a copy plus a spare in case it ever was lost.
I have got as far as registering with Apple my interest in a new iPad. They aren’t taking orders yet. I agreed with Weeza when she said that it won’t change my life (sorry to sound overdramatic) in the way my phone has, because there isn’t that much more of a change to make, in truth. But I am looking forward to it immensely. I also am looking forward to the absurdly grand gesture – the really good bargain to be had, at present, is to buy the original iPad at a reduced rate. But, although I rarely indulge myself very much (you observe the careful qualification), when I do, I have little interest in being cautious. I shall also buy myself a new printer, so that I can print from the iPad wirelessly, just because I can.
Just because I can. Hah.