There is some really good stuff on the Internet today. Here are some things that have me a little bit excited. Maybe you will like them too.
I think The Book Chook posted this first link just for me, I do. Really. It is a link to an interactive feature on the National Gallery of Victoria website that allows kids to create stories using the characters and backgrounds of the Pictures of the Floating World. We're studying Hiroshige for picture study, remember, and so this is just perfect for us. Hurray!
Jade at play.learn.love told me about this next site here. I like her blog, because her daughter is called Miss Mimi and that is what we call Jemimah. So we're twins. She posted about The Little Big Book Club, and it is really cool. Miss Mimi loved Cathy Adamek's version of The Terrible Plop. Jemimah preferred Len Firth's. Which do you like?
The Book Chook really did think of me when she read the next link, coz she sent it to me in an email. Really it is a bit of information not a site, but it has me really really excited, and has left me contriving a way to visit our Nation's Capital this Friday at 6 pm. Which I s'pose I won't be doing, but I want to. Maybe you live in Canberra. If you do, then you will want to hop along to this swoonworthy piece of excitingness. Remember to check out the papertigers blog while you're there. On the net, I mean, not at the library thingy wearing your white gloves. I like...well just about everything about this blog.
I'd like to tell you that one of these would be my next craft 'work in progress', but I purchased some beautiful wool yesterday with which to knit some cozy cushions. So I will maybe do this after the cushions. I have had to stop crocheting my rug until the wool that I have ordered arrives. Two weeks, they say. I have unleashed a craft mania, I think. Is it healthy? I will post pics of the cushion wool very soon. It is very fantastic.
We have had friends to dinner this evening. Lamb Navarin and Rhubarb Crumble on the menu. Don't you just adore wintery comfort foods like these? I do. What are your favourites? I think for me it has to be good old fashioned stodgy English puddings, but a good stew or tagine is hard to beat as well. I just love good food! I love eating it with good friends too. Hurrah! There is no Internet link here by the way, but it is good stuff. That is the link. Tenuous, I know. Speaking of good food, hop over to Sarah's place so see the amazing pizzas she and her fam whipped up over the weekend. Fabulous!
Finally, here is a review of a wonderful book that I maybe would like to own. An anthology about nature, science and imagine by poets like Sylvia Plath, Carl Sandburg and Dylan Thomas sounds pretty good don't you think? The Darwinian evolutionary links are a bit of a turn-off though.
And now I am off to bed. I am tired and it is late. See you tomorrow.