Friday, 30 December 2011
Everything was beautifully wrapped in thick paper. There were:
- several kinds of exotic chocolate (chocolate almond sea salt bark, ...) and some smoked salmon.
- a really useful miniature wind-up torch - I have a little torch on my key ring which was very handy until it stopped working.
- a book of drawings (bought from an actual artist in an actual art gallery), How to Draw Your Family by Gabriel Liston, with useful advice, like "... once an event occurs you will want to draw it. While you are drawing it other moments will be happening and you will miss them forever because your eyes were down." I can't draw, but that certainly happens with photography, if you're not careful .
- and Peter Ackroyd's Venice, which we shall enjoy a lot. We have been reading about Venice ever since we got back from our holiday - we shall have to go again.
We are very fortunate.