Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thank You Mum!!!!!

I received a surprise parcel in the mail today from my Mum. And when I tore it open I found a book inside that I had been dreaming of for ages, 'A Year of Mornings, 3191 Miles Apart' by Maria Aleandra Vettesse and Stephanie Congdon Barnes. They spent a year taking a photo of one thing that summarised or struck them each morning and then posted them on a blog. The photography is amazing and the synchronicity of their mornings are incredible. I was showing it to my cousin this afternoon and she was flabbergasted to think these women had only met in real life once. Just shows how magical it is to be meeting people the world over through blogging!
Now I was feeling pretty happy today having bought a new pair of shoes for $5 and spent the afternoon looking down at my feet, occasionally clicking them together... And then my niece called in after school for some afternoon and showed me the shoes she had taken in for news. Aren't they divine!!! They are a Japanese type of shoe called geta and are famous for making a click-clack sound and keeping feet and skirts well above the mud. Rose (my niece) told me the kindergarten and school children still wear them to school and revel in the sound they make. I bet. And the best thing about them is that the undersides are painted in an orange lacquer. Lots of crafty pieces to show you tomorrow. XXOOXXOOXX.


  1. The book looks fantastic! I hadn't heard of it before and now I want it. Love both shoes too. :)

  2. What a gorgeous book. Loving your photography too :) K

  3. The detail of the flowery lining in your new shoes is so lovely isn't it? I used to look at their blog, and admire the photos too, but there was very little text, and somehow it made it a bit impersonal, and they lost my attention in the end. Very interesting that there's a book out with their photos though. Love your watercolours from your previous post. Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

  4. That book looks and sounds amazing - mum's are great aren't they?

    Think I may have to go and investigate - the book that is.....hope that makes sense?

    Nina x

  5. When I was little, my father returned from a trip to Japan with a pair of geta for me! Oh, I did love clomping about in those fancy shoes!

    Enjoy your box of treats... moms are the best!

  6. The book, the shoes, the surprise of it all... all adds up to a beautiful life!



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