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Monday, 19 November 2012

Magpie Monday

Once again I have sworn to Daddytwo that I will avoid charity shops - and once again it was a spectacular failure to hold up that agreement. 

Walking past one of my favourite charity shops I spotted this item of wonder on the table outside (damn their cunning wiles) and for one whole English pound there was no chance whatsoever I was going to be able to walk past!

Owls are horribly fashionable right now, and I'm into them (as you can see from the owl satchel this little number is perching atop!) and I love cheesy, colourful items to dot around our house to brighten it up - and this suits!



And generally, when I buy something purely for myself, in the knowledge that I am likely the only person who is going to like it, I try to distract attention from that by buying something for the children or my husband - this time the kids won out when I got a lovely collection of painted wooden blocks for one pound fifty - lots of opportunities for learning, playing and crafting with these!


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13 comments:

  1. An owl thermometer?! I can't say I blame you, I mean EVERY home needs one! ;0)

    Love your wooden blocks too - I'd be tempted not to let the kids play with them.

    Thanks for linking up x

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    1. I knew you would understand!

      xxx

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  2. I am obsessed with owls. I don't have colour scheme in my house I just have a owl theme! I don't just love that! I neeeed it!! x

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    1. It's pretty special isn't it!

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    2. It is very nice. It inspired me to write a post about our owl clock my daughter and I made

      http://itsaboutlearningtodanceintherain.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/our-little-owlie-clock.html :) xx

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  3. There is something so special about wise owls.
    Always love those bricks too, timeless joy for children (and adults)

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    1. I have a real love of wooden toys and traditional toys for the boys - this is one of my favourites now!

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  4. I know what you mean. When our youngest boy was born we did an owl themed room right before the world went owl crazy! And there was me thinking I was so cool finding all these little woodland wonders! Great finds. I'm behind this week for Magpie Monday! Need to take some snaps but it's dark now!

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    1. I almost always forget until Tuesday then have to wait another week - then forget again!

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  5. Wow an owl thermometer - that is so cool! Love the blocks too x

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    1. It was a great week for thrifty finds!

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  6. I love anything with owls on. That thermometer is so cute x

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    1. I love it - I don't even know whether it's accurate, but I LOVE IT

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