Friday 16 October 2015

Me and Charles Dickens....

Now THIS makes me smile like a lunatic. I love it. It will go on the wall in my workroom at some point, but for now it's on my pseudo worktable by my chair. I keep looking at it and liking it. There's a story - of course, and this story proves two things. One - it never hurts to ask, and two - how the world benefits from independent traders who will adapt to your whims to make you happy.
I followed a bunch of Facebook links one night, from an original post about supporting refugees in Europe. It was a post telling me that an amount had been raised thanks to the support of...and there was this bunch of links to independent shops. I had to go look. And there was Bookishly Ltd. I couldn't believe what I was seeing, it was like porn for font junkies! So I paged and paged through the library of quotes printed on actual book pages (don't start me on the jewellery) and of course this one jumped out. I placed my order (don't even think about saying I should have asked for it for Christmas. I had to have it, NOW. And yes, that probably is what's wrong with my generation and the world. 
In the 'order comments', I asked if this print could be made for me without a the book, the great Mr Charles Dickens has a comma after the first word. Louise, the bookish gal who owns Bookishly and therefore does all the work, emailed me to say that the comma wasn't her mistake, and went to the trouble of photographing the page it was on to show me, but if I didn't like it, of course she could remove it/leave it out. Oh joy, the best quote ever and no grammar issues to make my teeth itch. Now, Mr Dickens probably wasn't wrong, in context. Although I'm still not sure. Anyway, the point is, I'm incredibly happy. And I might have just stuck one to Charles Dickens!
And if that isn't enough...check out how it was wrapped. That girl has some style!
This reads like a review...I guess it is; but it is entirely, utterly unsolicited. I was just bragging. You know. And if you'd like to read of a bunch of other things making people happy, visit Annie, at her Friday Smiles meme.


  1. That is totally fantastic! I love it and will be checking out that site, well as soon as I finish typing thi................;)Take care Zo xx

  2. aw thats fabulous, i know Louise who runs bookishly, she lives near me :) x

  3. There's nothing quite like having something you like done exactly how you want it is there? Not surprised you're smiling.
    Have a great week.
    Annie x

  4. That couldn't be more perfect for you!! Font porn indeed :-D

  5. Font porn...only you Julia, only you c",)
    How lovely to get something just the way you want it - enjoy.
    Toni xx

  6. Julia, I am a sucker for quotes:)

    Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

  7. I know how you feel about font, style, apostrophes, commas, and signage in general. I'm so glad you didn't suffer a coma over that unwanted comma! As for the ME generation, I think you have identified anyone after 1960 who has disposable income.

  8. I came across this company recently, you end up wanting everything - this quote is fab though, very up my street too!

  9. How slow am I Julia, it's almost next Friday and here I am catching up on your Friday smile which I love too. Font porn!!! You're the only person I can think of, apart from LLJ perhaps, who would dream up that :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  10. I can most certainly identify with that feeling!

  11. Well, no wonder it made you smile . . . it's fantastic. And so much better for losing the comma after the first word. Kudos!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx


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