Saturday, August 21, 2010

I had a birthday during the week......

and my gift from Mr P and the girls was something I have been wanting for a while........



a manual typewriter!



why you ask?
to use when card making and scrapbooking.

Ironically, this is a more modern typewriter and the font is a bit computer like, than the rounded typewriter text.
The girls had never seen one.

We have all had so much fun on it we used up the ribbon!
Yes you can still buy them, we are just waiting for it to arrive.

I am not one to name 'things' but I have the strong urge to christen HER Ollie.



and here is an interesting tidbit, a sign of the times....



"Typewriter and case made in Western Germany"



Jodie
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6 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

happy birthday hope you got my message on the day.......so pleased you got just what you wanted........

Chelsea said...

Very interesting. I teach at a college and the students seem to forget (or never knew?) about West Germany. We have an old globe in a classroom and I am always explaining what the USSR was.

Jelly Wares said...

Happy B'day!!! What a great typre writter!!! I'm on the hunt for one of the old kinds too, I guess they're as rare as hens teeth these days, hey??

Hugs - Jodie :)

toni said...

I have one too! I love my manual typewriter and the kids get a great kick out of it *smile*. When I first got it they didn't know what it was *lol* They think mum is an old dinosaur *smile*. toni xxx

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I'm SO sorry I missed your birthday. Great pressie. I used to have one too. I'm sure I'd get R.S.I. now having to press those keys so hard.
Thank goodness you wrote what the label said 'cause I couldn't read it....
Have fun with Ollie xx

Leanne said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday. I am such a dinosaur typing was a subject at school.