Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I may have mentioned my neighbour once or twice before… since we moved here eight months ago, she’s been a huge part of this house. Every now and then she’d bring a six-pack by and we’d talk nonsense until silly o’clock. Other times she’d bring something sparkly or jingly for Laughingboy to play with, or a pair of fake wings for Puppychild. We’d shirk housework together in the front garden under the sun and trapse through cowpats with our dogs, she gave me books on family herbal medicine, I gave her my ear whenever she had a gripe, which happened quite often.
She’s moving to the U.S. tomorrow morning forever and ever, so arrived this morning with a crateful of treasure which has kept me amused all day.
-A copy of The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
-‘For every child, a better world‘ by Kermit the Frog
-Methuen’s ‘The Beatles A – Z’
-A special (eventually collector’s) commemorative edition of TIME magazine’s view of the Obama election
–Magic of the Celtic Otherworld
-A DC comic – Catwoman, dated 1st August 1993
-A Beano annual from 1993
-A Gustav Klimt print of Emilie Flöge (who looks not unlike my neighbour at all at all funnily enough)
-Several jars and herbal teas and picture frames and a clay ‘bits and bobs’ vase covered in runic writing
-A pair of funky Moccasins