Saturday, August 8, 2009

I found something lovely today...





...in a little shop in my town. A 1976, paperback, Puffin edition of Peter Pan. Such lovely illustrations.
Cheered me up no end.

Also there was a festival in my home city last weekend.







Just a lot of street acts and activities, it mainly being a family weekend.



This gentleman was a bit unsettling but was nice nonetheless. He serenaded us while we drank Buckfast in the square. I gave him the last of my bottle.

6 comments:

bigmentaldisease said...

That book looks lovely. Book designs were so much more interesting in the old days.

Lucy said...

Wow, someone from Ireland visited my blog and I finally learned what a banshee is. 79 years it took to find that out. Thank you for giving me a chance to see pictures of your home city festival. Please come back to visit any time.

B said...

You call that a festival? This is a festival!

We've loadsa books like that belonged to Mam, something extremely depressing about how she carefully coloured in every single image in every single book.

Cheryl said...

Oh, I love great finds like that!

That festival looks like it was a lot of fun. I would have loved to roam around there awhile soaking it all in and taking photos.

Feist said...

BMD, absolutley, it's all a bit controlled these days in my opinion!

Lucy, lovely to hear back from you!

B, glad to see you're still hanging around! I laughed so hard at that video, this is Howdo from Waterford http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XEn0_EUx2Y equally hilarious I'm sure you will find!

Hey Cheryl! Yeah it was fun, but as I said very family orientated and not as big as it usually would be because of a lower budget. A nice way to spend an afternoon nonetheless!

B said...

Never said I'd stop browsing sites and all, don't know why people got that idea... didn't even do a "Damien Mulley ruins Irish Blogging."

Nope, Longford wins.... largely cos I know the fella with the Bulmer's can, and he makes more money in that video than I'd make a day. Never even been to Waterford.