Cupboard update

It’s been quite a while since Mr F dragged home the cupboard BUT he has just about finished it.

I’m popping over to New Zealand for the weekend and he has promised me that he will put the final coat on the doors and attach them to the cupboard.

old pearly jenkins

old pearly jenkins

So this is what it looked like when he discovered it sitting out amongst other odds and ends. (kerb side collection) and this is how it looks now.  Just about finished.

old pearly jenkins

old pearly jenkins

I could have tried to make it look a little nicer when I took the photo.  You know, added a vase of flowers or a few vintage items but this is what the cupboard is going to be used for.  It’s for the boys bedroom to store all the games for the Xbox 360, Wii etc…

Books galore.

This afternoon, to escape the Summer heat we went to the Lifeline Bookfest.  We spent a few hours rummaging through the hundreds upon thousands of low-priced second-hand books.  I could have spent a lot of money today but chose to only search in the $1.00 section.  It was reasonably busy while we were there, very organised and experienced Bookfest shoppers came prepared with their suitcases (on wheels).   The photo below doesn’t do it justice.  It was MASSIVE!!!

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What would Dan Brown say  if he saw this?  Maybe in a few years the pile might be Fifty Shades of Grey (just saying).

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Old Pearly jenkins

The boys found a few books and I came away with these pearlers. (sorry about the shadow)

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – We had to read this at school, I struggled through it then but would like to try reading it again.

A Pocket German Dictionary – Middle son is starting high school and learning German.

Building your Life –  This edition was printed in 1958 and covers topics such as Dating: Going steady and Hours to Get In, Dating Manners: Calling for your date – should you take flowers?, Your Emotional Growth: Growth of affection, crushes, love for your parents, bodily reactions to emotions. I can’t wait to read embarrassing  snippets aloud  to the boys in the car when they can’t escape.  HAHA!!!

It’s running from the 19th – 28th of January here in Brisbane.  Its located at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre at South Bank.  It’s free to get in and all the funds raised go to help support Lifeline’s 24 hour Crisis and Counselling Line.