Friday, 11 August 2006

House Update

Alex has taken on the task of quilting and "decorating" the house. The quilting stitch is a bit wobbly, but good for a first effort by an 11 year old. Can't really say any more as she wants it to be a Christmas present for someone (sshhhhhh) Tonya - I'm really cross about the Gwen Marston book. I wanted to get it this last month (DH's private pension comes in quarterly), but the car had its pre MOT service which cost a fortune, as did the yearly car insurance. There may be a chance in October. However, we are going back to the UK for a family Christmas this year and I am hoping to get into Canterbury for some English retail therapy. I may get lucky in one of the many second hand book shops! I've just looked for it again on Amazon.fr. Are you ready for this - "neuf et d'occasion a partir de EUR 80.17". GULP!

2 comments:

Tonya R said...

Eighty EUROS???? Holy cow. Boy, when I'm making out our insurance inventory I'm listing my book, cuz it would cost a heck of a lot to replace. Sorry you weren't able to get one earlier.

That's great you've got Alex into quilting - look forward to seeing the finished product - after christmas of course.

Tonya R said...

Clare, just checked Amazon.com and you can get it there for 45 dollars and at least one of the sellers will send it internationally. So if it comes down to it, that's a better choice.