Just a quick post today to bridge what might be a bit of a gap – parcels have been winging my way and one very big one contains a shiny new computer to replace my own old lady, who is slowing down with age. She has given me five good years of service, though, and nursed me through writing 100,000 words of thesis, so I can’t complain. And she’s still sprightly enough to cater for the modest digital needs of Princess Bunchy and the Head Chef. And what sort of computer does Pomona have? An Apple Mac, of course! I think that I would buy one just for the name, but this will be my fourth Mac, and I am a devoted acolyte of these easygoing, friendly computers – not like the horrid awkward PCs that I have to use at work.
But as well as a big heavy parcel I have just received two nice small packages – the first was from Designed by Jane, and contained this absolutely exquisite brooch. The colours are so vivid, and it really is a thing of beauty. Princess Bunchy was quite covetous, and it would make the perfect present, but I really want to keep it for myself.
And from beauty to utility with the last parcel – the little pumpkins did not come in the post, but I thought that they were rather photogenic, and being so small they are not much use for anything else. The Head Chef picked them by mistake, thinking that they were patty pans (I don’t think he could have had his glasses on), rather than leaving them until autumn when they would have had a chance to grow to a useful size.
The little parcel is the answer to a troubling need. My handbag is weighty enough with all the paraphernalia that I feel the need to transport about, and my plastic box of mini Moo cards adds to the burden.
But I have just received the most nifty solution to this dilemma, courtesy of Tia at Who Ate My Crayons – tiny little business card boxes made from recycled paint colour charts. It is such a clever idea – and they are perfect for carrying my cards. Thank you, Tia!
So I will be back very shortly, just as soon as the General has opened the box, plugged in the Mac and had a good play. In a day or two, when the novelty has worn off, I might be allowed to take possession of the new toy – so until then, au revoir!