I have been known to dither over purchases from second-hand shops but this really caught my eye and I thought it would be perfect for poetry tea-times. So, Wednesday morning, when the shop was open, I made a special journey to buy it. It is proper bone china, and has no stamp to say it is microwave and dishwasher proof. The plates and saucers, (clearly from a different set originally) are Wedgewood.
Poetry tea-time is one of my favourite times of the week and Julie has just posted some encouraging thoughts on the study of poetry. It has taken me a while to get into the idea of reading fun kids' poetry and not worrying so much about Great Poets (my children are 9, 8 and 6!) and A.A. Milne is a firm favourite. In fact, I also bought (along with eight other books for a grand total of £2,50!) new copies of "Now We Are Six" and "When We Were Very Young" with colour pictures as the ones we were using were from my childhood and are beginning to fall to pieces. Now, all I need is to bake some cookies!