Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Mr. Hargreaves

Today would have been the 76th birthday of the Mr. Men/Little Miss creator Roger Hargreaves.  Simon messaged me this morning to check out In honour of his birthday they had a variety of banners featuring his characters.
I am a big fan of the Mr. Men series and I had most of the books as a child. Simon had a few as a child and we gave his to Miranda as well as adding some as gifts over the years.  She has really taken to them over the last year, especially the Little Miss ones.  In the last week she has even drawn a few pages of them.  I think it's funny how some cartoon characters remain popular decade after decade.  The two that come to mind are Mr. Men and Peanuts.  I grew up on those and now our kids are too!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

No Sale

Well our house officially comes off the market on the 10th when the sign will be removed. Twice we have tried to sell and twice we haven't succeeded. Kind of makes you wonder if we, or the house, is jinxed. :) I know it's because the market is going soft and it's flooded with houses and we weren't ultra-motivated, but it's still disheartening especially with all the traffic. So now onto improvements.