I love my original (70s/80s?) rotary phone but it's seen better days. You can't call out on it anymore and since I'm pregnant and there could be some great need to dial out (since mobiles and cordless phones aren't always reliable I shall forever stick to corded phones - oh and there's no electrical plug socket anywhere near the phone socket anyway - 1930s house!)... my wonderful mum has agreed to get me one for an early Christmas present. It didn't take much looking because look what the amazing John Lewis stock!!

GPO 1970s Retro Push Button Dialling Phone, Ivory

Clearly it's not quite as awesome as the original one but it has push buttons for those hideous times you have to press numbers to speak to someone and, you know, it works!! You can get them in black or red too and they also have 1960s versions. There's even a 1930s one and princess phones too.

It is a bit pricey but it will last forever (until some change in technology leaves it void) and there's NOTHING like the sound of these phones ringing. No annoying bleepy noises or jingly tunes, just a proper ring:

Yes I youtubed it!! It's worth it for the ring alone but then I realised I also love the sound of the rotary when you are dialling out *sigh*

I have been looking on Ebay for a butter dish (mine mysteriously cracked and no one is admitting anything!) and also a sugar jar (mine hasn't cracked but it's a horrible cheap thing from Ikea and it makes me sad). Anyway you know how when you see a word written lots of times it starts to look funny? Sugar is definitely one of those words. I kept saying Su-gar in my head. I haven't found anything perfect (and cheap enough) yet but it's fun looking at all the vintage jars and dishes people are selling!

David Shrigley: source

A few weeks ago my husband and I went to the opening of the David Shrigley exhibition at the Cornerhouse in Manchester, How Are You Feeling? I really like his work and so much of it makes me nod my head and/or laugh. I took a couple of pictures but if you get a chance to go and see it you definitely should!

There was some fun interactive stuff too and they even had little napping areas - so perfect for pregnant ladies!

sshhh don't tell hubbie I put this picture up - it's so funny though!!

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