Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Day 169 - Tuesday 17th June

"I heard the news today, Oh Boy" - - A Day in the Life - Beatles

What headline, made the news for you today?

My first thought when I read this prompt at breakfast was to wait until the 6pm news and then journal about a story on the TV. However the news at the moment is so depressing – the rising cost of living, the wars, the murders etc that I really don’t want to do this. Then I thought back over the day and thought I would write about what I am hoping is good news.
I have been lusting after some Prisma pencils since well before Christmas but they are so expensive to buy here and although much cheaper from the US, there is a risk that I would have to pay import duty etc. Last night I read on the internet that Derwent make an equivalent pencil which you can blend etc. So I thought I would buy a small pack in Hobbycraft today to see what I thought of them. However when I went in there, they had a 72 piece boxed set half price down to £49.99 and then of course I get my staff discount on them too so I got them very cheaply indeed. I have e-mailed the lady who was raving about these pencils and she said that she has actually sold her Prisma pencils in favour of the Derwent Coloursoft pencils. This was music to my ears!!!
Once Zoƫ has gone to bed I will have a play and see what I think of them.

7 comments:

Beejay said...

That's a lot of pencils - have fun.

Steph said...

Wow that is alot of pencils! Have fun with them

knitkath said...

WOW, lots of pencils, you'll have fun playing!

Lynne aka retired nana said...

Wow that is some set of pencils and what good news for you today!!

Mary B said...

Oh wow that is a beautiful set of pencils have fun with them, I'm sure you will look forward to seeing what you come up with

willowthewysp said...

Ooooooooh, can i have them?!!!

malaryush said...

Much better news that the 'real' news. Have loads of fun :)