Timing (as they say), is everything.
I decided this week that my little sunbeam would shine on Kylie at:
After last week's recipient (Garden of Daisies), Kylie is my longest standing blog friend. I stumbled across her blog early on by accident looking for something (I can't remember what now) and was instantly drawn into her inviting and interesting world. I love Kylie's sense of style and her warm Australian friendliness and enthusiasm.
Now for my reference to timing.
I had just decided to shine my little sunbeam on Kylie when a parcel arrived in the post from her. It was a present for my birthday, a lovely vintage book called 'Ballet' by Arnold Haskell published in 1959.
So this post gives me an opportunity to both thank Kylie for being such a great blog friend and for her sweet thoughtfulness in sending me such a lovely gift. It also gives me a chance to show off my new treasure - I've included the cover and one of my favourites photographs from inside.
|Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes in Giselle|
|Anya Linden in Les Sylphides|
I do have a recollection of this book from my childhood. It is a long time since I last saw it though, so it is wonderful to have it in my collection.
In all the 'Sharon's Little Sunbeam' Awards I've been re-using pictures featured in earlier posts. This week is no exception, but the two images I've chosen were not selected at random. Both are from my Ladybird Books post. Kylie is a collector of vintage Ladybird Books and is hoping to find all the titles that were published. I thought this made these two images particularly appropriate! (I also think the first one of Little Jumping Joan is the best illustration for the sunbeam award that I have found so far.)
Past recipients of Sharon's Little Sunbeam Award:
Sharon's Little Sunbeam is my own personal 'no strings attached' award. It is my way of thanking some of the wonderful people who enrich my blogging experience. The recipient is introduced in a post like this one and a link to their blog remains on my sidebar for a week. There are no conditions attached to the award. The recipient does not need to answer any questions, pass the award on or even acknowledge that they have received it. All they need to do is bask in my little sunbeam and enjoy it!