Sophie's mum from The Tiger Who Came To Tea is my new style icon. She's so chic and lovely. I think she's an achievable style icon for the likes of me too, compared to some potential style icons anyway. I loved The Tiger Who Came To Tea as a child. I was excited by the fact that the tiger managed to drink all the water from the taps and at the idea of going out to a cafe AFTER DARK. Wow. Dulcie sometimes enjoys The Tiger Who Came To Tea and sometimes loses interest part of the way through. I think it will grow on her as she gets older, though, and her attention span increases. Maybe one day she'll revisit the book as an adult and say, "Hey, Sophie's mum looks just like my mum!" In my dreams... Goodness, I want that outfit. One good thing about returning to work will be getting to wear dresses again. I miss my dresses (all the clothes I wear day to day at the moment are so shabby) but they're no good for getting your boobs out. To breastfeed, I mean. There'll be no breastfeeding in the office (listen carefully and you'll hear Glasgow's subtitlers breathe a sigh of relief) so it'll be dresses all the way.
Dulcie's favourite book at the moment (apart from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, naturally) is Not Now Bernard, another title I remember fondly from my own childhood. She absolutely loves the bit where the monster bites Bernard's dad on the leg. Hilarious. We renewed her library copy today and the young man behind the desk held the book aloft and exclaimed, "Absolute classic!" Seems like everyone loves Not Now Bernard. Quite right too. Another picture book Dulcie and I have been enjoying recently is The Haunted House. I blogged about it years back and am enjoying having a good excuse (Dulcie's education!) to take it off the shelf more often nowadays.
Right, off to dig out my ribbed tights and a nice cardi :)