The best book I have bought for a long time is this one.
It's in really good condition, which is unusual for a book like this, and it has these beautiful cut outs so that you can see parts of one page from the one on top. I tried to capture the cut outs with the second picture but really only succeeded in washing out the colour. Underneath where Mrs Noah is washing the floor of the ark (yet again) is the rest room for bats and owls. This one will have to be read to the small child (who still likes to eat books) under close supervision.
This plastic baby was another find, and I didn't even have to pay for it. The stall holder gave it to Grace, who wanted to eat it before it had been washed. Yuck. We did end up buying a rather hideous truck slash robot that talks when the dump truck is emptied from her stall. Hours of delight for both G and Grace.
In the background is another new toy, which Grace also loves and is carting around the house alot. I still haven't found a set of wooden blocks or a standing activity centre thing, but I think she has enough to play with at the moment. This sunday, the Coburg market was really buzzing, nicer weather has bought more stall holders out of hibernation. Everyone seemed to be in a good mood, even the regular dealers who seem to have lots of interesting stuff at low prices, perfect for this market.