I don't want to bore on about how lame the weather in the UK is being this Summer, so instead, here's some cheerful retro eyecandy for you.
I went to visit my mum the other weekend. She's downsizing her life and having a major clear out. I was so pleased I rescued this lovely set of Memory Game cards. Fond memories of playing this with my mum and sister, and us two naughty girls laughing at poor mum's inability to remember where anything was and turning over that egg card every time. They were brought back from France by her in the early eighties, but they look much older don't they. The French have always had a wonderfully eccentric illustrative style I think. Also, I couldn't help but think of Heidi Kenney's work when I saw these again.
And here's a lovely little book from about 1979. Like the trees, love the whales.