Pip at Meet Me at Mikes has organised a retro readers club where we all read for the month of September a retro read. This month it is James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Thank you Pip for suggesting/organising this. I just loved it as it's a novel way for our children to be involved in our blogging and we get to introduce them to our favourite books.
Now Roald Dahl was never a favourite of mine - as while I was an avid reader as a child - I never did read any Dahl. Having searched at my local op shop - I was successful in finding a pre-loved copy for $1. I was also successful in finding some other lovely things - a retro orange baking dish (this is the third one I've found, and they bake a pie beautifully), and some 1970s Australian craft books. They provide some great inspiration and ideas for projects - and include sewing, knitting, crochet, needlework, macrame etc.
I've started reading James and the Giant Peach to Miss 4 year old - and am up to the part where James has met his insect friends. It's a fantastic book and I suspect I'm enjoying it more than my daughter! Oh well.
If you want to join in, go to the the link above to Pip's website and add your name to the list. Pip also has a Retro Readers button you can add to your blog.