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To buy myself a colouring book?

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TheCunnyFuntIsAGrittersWife Sat 12-Jan-13 22:23:05

I used to love doing them as a kid! I quite miss them to be honest. I'm itching to get one and dig out some crayons grin

Should I?

ihearsounds Sat 12-Jan-13 23:37:32

The ones we had when we were a kid can be bought from £1 shops or similar.. But not the big chains, has to be independents. Usually hidden under piles of other books.. They also do the tubes from time to time as well.

TheCunnyFuntIsAGrittersWife Sat 12-Jan-13 23:38:25

Blotted we have cheap shop in town, you walk in and it's like stepping back into the 90's! I think they have the big bumper ones.

Binkybix Sat 12-Jan-13 23:41:20

I want one of these!

MarianneM Sat 12-Jan-13 23:41:33

I was going to say try this but somebody beat me to it!

PomBearWithAnOFRS Sat 12-Jan-13 23:42:02

I have an Altair Design book, stashed upstairs, and a packet of felt tips, and they are mine and Not To Be touched by anyone but me blush

wonderstuff Sat 12-Jan-13 23:45:27

Its amazing how many cool kids things I had forgotten about - colouring in is lovely - I am also considering getting myself some lego, I love lego, dd is not quite old enough for it yet. I think IKEA furniture is sort of like lego for grown ups - but we really don't need anymore flat pack furniture! Swings are great too - I had totally forgotten how cool being on a swing was.

sleepyhead Sat 12-Jan-13 23:46:47

I also want these.

They were the best coloured pencils, much coveted, when I was about 10. Can't remember what the best felt tips were, but I could go a pack of gel pens.

Blottedcopybook Sat 12-Jan-13 23:48:15

I bought this for my daughter and it's braw, some colouring pages, some half-finished pages which you need to design, some blank pages. Brilliant fun. I now give these out for birthday presents all the time. For the kids friends, obviously...

bootsycollins Sun 13-Jan-13 00:04:59

I was wistfully eyeing up the Crayola felt tips in a shop last week, this thread has given me the strength to make that purchase, how can it be wrong when it feels so right?. I'm actually craving a girls doodle book (I have one that belonged to dd stashed away somewhere but now it's MINE all MINE) and a lovely brand new set of quality felt tips. I might go really crazy and upgrade to a groovy pencil case too, stationary is sooooooo addictive (also suffer from gift wrap and card for every occasion addiction).

Last year I tried painting by numbers, it was shit, I prefer the instant gratification of colouring in. This is where it gets creepy though, I am quite happy to colour in in the comfort of my own home surrounded by the people that love me but I would never colour in in public (unless accompanied by a child).

Anyone remember those Berol felt tip pens from the 80's? I had a stash of them at my Grandmas house, I'm pretty sure she used them when I wasn't there for her own depraved colouring book sessions. In fact she probably just used me as a front, that would explain why the sacred Berol pens were kept at her house.

MadStaringEyes Sun 13-Jan-13 00:23:40

One of the toddler groups I go to has berol felt tips. I love doing a picture there.

Theres nowt wrong with colouring.

KenAdams Sun 13-Jan-13 00:27:13

I have a colouring in app.

I always wanted this, despite never studying medicine

Binfullofresolutionsfor10thjan Sun 13-Jan-13 00:41:16

Thank you for this thread! The Altair book. Oh, the excitement of getting a new one from Smiths! Starting a fresh pattern....<<shivers>>

I had a huge pack of felt tips, wide plastic holder with built in carry handle.

Every summer we had a poster in a tube. Some were quite amusing cartoons, like a beach or fairground scene with comic antics. DB and I would spend hours on them.

LadyBeagleEyes Sun 13-Jan-13 00:50:28

You are so not BU, Op.
It's been a long time since we had colouring in books in this house, ds is a six foot 17 year old teenager now.
But it was so lovely and calming.
Maybe I should invest, though not crayons, I loved those multipack colouring pencils.
<sighs, happy days>

bootsycollins Sun 13-Jan-13 01:06:04

Just been mooching on eBay at Berol pens, think I might need fine and thick. I want pencils too!. It's a slippery slope.

MammaTJ Sun 13-Jan-13 06:00:28

The Altair books were a feature of my childhood. My DM used to buy them, pretend they were for us then steal them and colour them herself!!

Molehillmountain Sun 13-Jan-13 07:41:42

I'm itching to buy berol felt tips for our house, but I am waiting for them all to be good enough with pens not to get them on their clothes-crayola actually are washable!

LaTrucha Sun 13-Jan-13 07:47:10

If you have a suitable age child get one of these and you can do it together. They're big enough for two to colour one page. DD (5) and DS (2) and I have spent many a happy hour. (As longs as DS doesn't go over the dark colours with a light one...)

CabbageLooking Sun 13-Jan-13 07:51:53

Should not have opened this thread. Can't bring myself to buy one as DH will laugh at me but I want one (especially the cool geometric patterns).

Allinonebucket Sun 13-Jan-13 07:52:14

I bought a colouring in book for Christmas for my teenage niece who always stays at the table longer than the children she is 'helping'. I hope she isn't offended by it! I chose this one:

fluffacloud Sun 13-Jan-13 08:01:42

After reading this thread I ordered a grown up colouring book and pencils from Amazon. I had to stop myself from spending £4 on express delivery, I want it now

I got my Grandma a starter set of Lego for Christmas this year, it was her favourite gift by far!

Glittertwins Sun 13-Jan-13 08:02:03

Another one for Altair books, I loved them. Can you still get them?

fuzzpig Sun 13-Jan-13 08:09:24

I am so happy to see this thread! I feel so at home grin

I have done (with her blessing I might add!) a bit of DD's Christmas colouring pattern book which is gorgeous.

She also got a set of 3 nature colouring books including this (also butterflies and flowers) which are absolutely lovely but they haven't been touched yet.

I like crayola supertips.

fuzzpig Sun 13-Jan-13 08:11:31

Fluffa - after seeing how much DH enjoyed the Lego the DCs were given by a friend at Xmas, I have ordered him a lord of the rings set for his birthday next week grin

Binkybix Sun 13-Jan-13 08:12:27

Does anyone remember fluff it pens, where you would write an material and it would puff up and be permanent?

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 13-Jan-13 08:16:47

Glittertwins Yes!

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