We agreed on just stocking gifts for Christmas this year for Tom and I. I think it worked really well and something I like to think we will carry into future years. We really don't need anything, (um apart from someone to fix the damp in our walls or check the roof for leaks!) really we have gotten to a point where anything more than fits in a stocking would just take up space.
I found 'The Gloomster' and 'The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories' in my stocking this year. The running joke is that Tom is the gloomster, he does rather revel in being a grumpy old man most days ;) and so he bought me this book to explain himself a little more to me and it really did make me smile.
The second book was the Tiny Book of Tiny Stories which is just beautiful if you ever get a chance to read it. I love looking at each page and the beautiful illustrations on each. It's the kind of book the melodrama in me really adores.
It's been ages since the fourth edition of Lionheart magazine came out and I feel bad I've not mentioned it sooner on here. I was newly pregnant when Lionheart was just in it's initial ideas stages and Hels and I would meet over coffee and lunch breaks whilst she discussed her dreams for the mag and I tried not to feel queazy over morning sickness. Now she has her own beautiful babe, so much has happened in just two years! I've managed to play a part in each edition even sneaking my little fox and badger illustrations into the latest magazine. It's a lovely publication to be part of, do pick up a copy if you can, I think issue four might just be my favourite yet.
What magazines or books are you reading right now? I recently discovered Blogosphere magazine which is all about bloggers and blogging and am hooked, I just received the second edition which I'll be sure to share with you soon!
NB - Tom emailed me when he saw this post to inform me that "You may not have noticed, but it was compiled by Joseph Gordon-Levitt who you liked in 500 days of summer and 50/50. And probably other films with a multiple of 50. It is the most recent (3rd) in a series where people have submitted them to his website hitRECord."
so there you have it ;)