Morgan had a Giveaway recently – and I was privileged to be among the winners. The parcel arrived today – a lovely selection of little cookbooks. I shall enjoy reading through these at my leisure [Bob is away till Sunday night, and they will keep me occupied in his absence]
But I was really thrilled with the little postcard that was included with the package. Here is it – front and back
And I know I am part of the Ladybird Generation, because I have that very book on my bookshelf.It originally had a coloured paper dustjacket, but that was lost, years ago!
And inside, my Mum has written my name – with a collection of different coloured ballpoint pens!
How I loved this book – acquired in 1963, and made many of the items within it.
The ‘colourful whirr’ and the tin-can stilts, and the papier mache flowerpot holder, the wallpaper beads, miniature garden and potato prints were made over and over again. And then I made them with my younger brother, and Girls’ Brigade children, and my own children
I have lost count of the cotton wool snowmen I’ve churned out over the years – although my Mum insisted I used a cardboard tube, not a jam jar for his body [safer] and a screwed-up ball of newspaper to form the shape of his head [cheaper]. After all, I couldn’t possible waste a potato, and she was convinced it would shrivel and smell before the end of the Christmas season! I’m sure she was right.
I never did get to make a Wonderful Diver – we didn’t have any old fountain pens to cannibalise, they were all in regular use!
And this final one I did get to try [I think I bought the onion with my pocket money!] Mags, you might want to try this one with the boys. However, I think the technique I taught them last year with lemon juice is less tear-jerking!
So Morgan’s giveaway has given me lots of fresh inspiration for things to make in the kitchen – and lots of memories of things I used to make in years gone by! A Double Whammy! Thank you so much.