this morning

went well. A very early start with tea and a soft boiled egg and then a drive to the station. It was warm enough to leave the back door open for Max and he waited patiently for Luci to take him for his early walk; I wanted to leave early to set up my assembly which featured quotes from this all time favourite children's book, The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams.  It was the advice from the skin horse to the rabbit about how to become real -  an interesting philosophical thought and one which could help us all along the journey we call life. What a lovely gift this book would make for children and adults for that matter.  

There is a gift edition available (see below) or you can buy the paperback for under a fiver. It's top of my present buying list atm. 

This is a beautifully bound gift edition of this classic heart-warming story. In the nursery, only the toys that are old and wise truly understand what it means to be Real. The Velveteen Rabbit, a newcomer to the nursery, asks one of the most knowledgeable toys, the Skin Horse, what being real means. "Real isn't how you're made," says the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become real. It doesn't happen all at once. You become...". And so begins the Velveteen Rabbit's journey towards becoming real - through the love of a child...