Today's mission is to acquire birthday gifts for Jude. I remember having an inspried idea for him a couple of months ago, but I can't remember what it was, and neither can Avalon... even though I was with her when I had the idea. So in the absence of this bright idea, I will go to The Natural World Shop and Borders, and hope that inspiration strikes me again while I'm there. I'm sure I can find something for a very inquisitive 5 year old in both those places. The fact that they are almost next door to one another is a bonus. I might even treat myself to lunch while I'm in town.