A trip to our favourite second-hand bookshop last week produced The Early Word Picture Dictionary, Illustrated by G Higham (1954). Ah, the delights of the early 50’s, all washed out pre-‘contemporary’ colours and a safe life of pipe smoking daddy’s and Mary sewing her dress with a needle. Mr Mouse is saying “squeak! squeak!” and the cow is saying ” Moo, I have two horns”.
I’m not sure we have made the transition from full on holiday revelry to nose to the grindstone work. Everyone we meet is in a haze of Lemsip (the recreational drug of choice for cool kids apparently). But we have downloaded our year planner to create TheBigForest ‘Shape of the Year’ and fit together a jigsaw of design/make/photograph/list/sell.
Meanwhile I’m searching the web for consultancy and freelance projects so it is a start of sorts. The greatest achievement is a beautifully tidy living space and getting the recipe books out so at least after all the Dig, Push and Pull the Eat will be worth it!