I've inherited it from my Grandparents who used to live in a village outside Oxford. When my Grandma had to move after my Grandpa passed away it was given to me. The bookcase use to sit in their breakfast room and was filled with old books and china. I used to imagine it in my kitchen filled with china, beautiful glasses, tablecloths and baskets with nice craft supplies. Currently our kitchen is to small so it lives in our living room filled with our books.
Stefan and I like books, this is only a tiny fraction of them... we like reading out loud too so lots of these books hold fond memories of nights curled up on the sofa with Stefan reading to me and me sewing or knitting.
There is one book in particular I want to share with you today - it's a rather new addition to our bookcase and already very much loved. It's called "Tales from outer suburbia" by Shaun Tan. I have completely fallen in love with his stories and illustrations.
I especially like his story called Eric (my brother is called Erik, and thinking of him makes me happy too). Eric is an exchange student who sees our boring things around the house in a new light. Right up my ally. You really should look him up!
One final thing - do feel free to leave me a comment or a reaction, it's nice to know if someone's out there! It would totally make my day!