Finally, for the first time in 13 years, Mike and I have worked out how to enjoy our birthdays (we share the same day). I've decided to have mine tomorrow. He's had his today. It's loads nicer than trying to do them both on the same day, when they effectively cancel each other out ("who's making the tea then?")
I did have to open a couple of presents today though, as the giver was staying with us and leaving before tomorrow. Look!
Currently, I don't think there is another book I love more than Over and Over by Mike Perry. I have looked at it over and over, and so have the girls. Difficult to choose a favourite artist (there are so many insanely talented people crammed into it), but i think Yoko Furusho's work is breathtaking in its detail.
(Isla liked Andreas Samuelsson a lot.)
Please note also the zippy new oilcloth on the kitchen table.
I shall very much enjoy my un-birthday all to myself tomorrow.