Wednesday, April 19, 2006
I was standing at my mother-in-law's back door looking at the garden, which I've always loved. And it just occurred to me why I love it so much. My favourite book as a child was The Boxcar Children (which I didn't realise you CAN get in this country - I imported them from our supplier in America when I was working at Books Etc) Anyway though, my copy had just the best illustrations (I was 6) and I've just realised the back garden here looks just like the last illustration of The Boxcar Children, where everything ends happily. I couldn't find that illustration (the first time google has let me down?) and my copy of the book is in storage waiting for my son to be old enough to read it. So, here's another illustration I found, which is still nice.