there are some interesting consequences of having my Dad as a Dad. by interesting i mean "unusual" and not quite what you would expect. it's widely known to readers of this blog that he's a photographic enthusiast with little in the way of an equal. it would be fair to suppose that i would then get quite a lot of pictures of interest through the electronic mail. i would imagine that you imagine, dear reader, that i get pictures with words along the lines of "here's your Mum and I out and about", or "here's your sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew visiting us". that sort of thing, you know, family stuff.
alas, i get very few pictures - and yes Dad i know you are busy - and those that come through tend not, on the whole, to be as suggested above. instead, they are mostly of the nature of these, where he decides that i might quite like to see what over 2000 books in boxes looks like.
it looks, if we are in the business of honesty here, like quite a lot of books. i would not have objected, out of curiosity, to some sort of picture showing what a few of the titles are, but i can't make any of them out on what i have got here.
as you may have concluded, the vast number of books on display here are intended to meet the very healthy and good to hear of demand for books from customers at Old Grumpy's Gallery in Mount Maunganui. whatever the titles are my Dad keeps getting his hands on seem to be going down very well indeed with visitors to the Gallery. nice to know that New Zealand has a love of reading!
i am pretty sure that Dad's masterplan is to make sure of every single book in New Zealand passes through Old Grumpy's Gallery at some stage. it's an ambitious plan, granted, but one that might well work. i for one am certainly wishing him good luck with it!
i may at some stage get the odd accidental picture of family or places of interest in New Zealand, but for now i am pretty sure that the next pictures i get will not be too different from these. should they be of interest, i'll certainly share here!
be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!