Charlie – My Baby Boy

Charlie William

Born 26th October 2014 at 00:56

Weighing 8lb exactly

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Can you tell I’m a Shakespeare fan?

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A cute present I got for Christmas, who doesn’t love a comical rubber duck?!

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My collection :-) quite modest as of yet, but trust me when I say I have the rest of my life to bulk it up. Most of these beautiful books are from a local place called Dagfields. It’s a wonderful place in the middle of nowhere that sells all sorts of random things and antiques, you can walk around the huge rooms for hours finding incredibly interesting items. You’d never get bored. Well, if you appreciate those kinds of things I suppose.

There’s a bookshop there that has the most intriguing old books. Shelves and shelves of them. It would take years to look at each book I’m sure. I’ve found some with inscriptions in the cover, dated over 100 years ago sometimes, because that’s what people did back then. My favourite was an ancient book of the works of Shakespeare, rough page edges, smudged ink, not at all up to today’s standards, but that made it so much more beautiful. On the cover inside in a posh looking handwriting was the inscription “To my darling Gem, if literature be the food of love, read on…All my love, Richard”

I sent a photo of it to my boyfriend, telling him I wished he was Richard from a century ago, to which he replied if we were alive a century ago, I would be a harlot. We have a unique sense of humour, luckily one that we share.

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Speaking of my boyfriend, he gave me the picture and book, a while ago now. If anyone knows my undying passion for Shakespeare, it’s him. I remember when he bought the picture, he was so excited. We only saw eachother every two weeks at the time, so there was quite a while until he got to give it to me. He went on and on about how he’s bought me the best present in the world. And he had! The only issue was taking such a huge framed picture back on the train…

The book is a different story entirely. We had an argument (don’t ask me what about, we argue frequently, it’s a part of our relationship) and I happened to be looking at this book as well as a tiny sonnet one on amazon, I sent him the link and said I’d be very happy if I had that book. So he bought it to end the argument. Who said romance is dead?

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And finally a calendar! This one doesn’t come with a story, my aunt bought it me for Christmas because she knows I love Shakespeare. Simple as.

Things base and vile, folding no quantity,
Love can transpose to form and dignity:
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind:
Nor hath Love’s mind of any judgement taste;
Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste:
And therefore is Love said to be a child,
Because in choice he is so oft beguiled.
(A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1.1)