I was having a FB messenger chat to my blogging friend, Danny Kemp, recently, about the ‘joys’ of getting older. That conversation reminded me of Father William, a poem written by Lewis Carol and included in Alice in Wonderland.
I decided to record this poem as a tribute to my mom who turns 83 on Thursday, all my friends and family who are getting on a little, and to the young at heart and not remotely elderly author, Danny Kemp, who entertains us with his thrilling books and FB jokes.
Speaking of Alice in Wonderland, it is my favourite children’s books and my 1950’s vintage copies of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are among my prize possessions. I also have a beautiful collectors item copy my mom gave to me when Michael was born.
Here are a few of the illustrations from my vintage copies:
Here is a sneak peak at my gingerbread windmill. This is part of my #GreatBakingProject which will be unveiled on Sunday.
Wishing you all a happy and peaceful week. I am not providing a Michael update yet as I have been feeling rather upset about it all recently. We see the doctor again on Friday and I’ll hopefully feel better after that visit.