.... so Kathryn got some money for her birthday presents and she was very keen to spend it all - NOW!! We went up to Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi - a really nice shopping centre - and she went into Hot Topic to buy some band T-shirts. Kathryn was so pleased with her purchases. And, of course, while we were out it was only natural for Jonathan and I to do a bit of shopping too! I had a nice time looking around Jo-Ann's and Michael's and I was very good - I only got a few sheets of scrapbook paper and some texture plates for my Big Shot.
However, Kathryn also got a gift card for Barnes & Noble - so we went there too. We went a bit mad!!! We found a Dr Who 50th Anniversary Edition of Monopoly and I got a boxed set of the Harry Potter books. When we moved to the US I gave the local High School all the hardback editions we had (the whole set). I saw a super new boxed paperback set and just had to have it!!
As soon as we got home we unpacked the game and played. I thought I'd done a brilliant deal with Jonathan getting several complete sets and building houses, then Kathryn built hotels on the browns and blues - suddenly I found that I had a rather large cash flow problem. Kathryn won!!! She was delighted to beat us both - and there was no fudging either - she beat us fair and square!!!
Below is a picture of the box that the Harry Potter books come in - I think it's a lovely image.
Above is a picture of the book spines - making a fabulous image of Hogwarts. I'll be starting them shortly. I would like to think that Kathryn will read them too - at some point!
It's been a really fun day. And now I think I'm going to play in my craft room - see you soon.