I found a beautiful hardbound copy of "The Outlaws of Ravenhurst" by Sister Imelda Wallace. It's one of my very favorite books ever. I mean, it's called "the Outlaws of Ravenhurst"! What's not to love? If you can find it anywhere, give it a read. It's brilliant.
It takes place in Scotland (always a bonus) in the 1600's. It's about a very brave little boy named Charles Gorden, Earl of Ravehurst. He was taken away from his home as a baby for safety, but now, at ten years old, has been brought back to Ravenhurst by his nasty, scheming Uncle Rodger. It's at a time when being a Catholic is enough to get you killed. Charles is a Catholic--his Uncle isn't. * Tension*
It's just a very well-written story about a boy that is brave enough to stand up for his Faith no matter what. He's not a perfect kid, but he's plucky, and too clever by half. Not so unbelievably good that he's fake, but so good you want to be a better person yourself. A proper hero.
Plus, the illustrations are lovely.
Well, when I say lovely...
I actually mean, exciting.
Kilts. Now you're talking!A very happy find, indeed. It's such a good book. *Sigh* I think I shall have to go re-read it...*Smile.*
I found some Classic Pooh rubber stamps.
I just need to get an ink pad for them. I am absurdly excited about them... I'll probably stamp everything I possibly can. I have a thing for Classic Pooh.
I got these artificial flowers. They were free and I can make hair pretties with them, so that's fun.
I also found a really great skirt, but I didn't bother with a picture. You'll just have to take my work for it.
Heads up for you Letter Game readers. The next letter is up on Treskie's blog. Just F.Y.I.
Now I think I'll go get some tea, wrap up in a blanket and watch some Doctor Who. Yes I said it. Doctor Who. It was bound to happen at some point. I'm a bit of a whovian. Well, with a whole family that's into it, I can hardly resist, now can I?
Besides, I've got a cold. I need a Doctor. *Smirk.*
And just because I'm in a very Phantom of the Opera mood, here's a clip for ya. This Raoul is my favorite. :D