They are tucked away behind a sofa so my daughter can't get her sticky hands on them too easily (she has a box with her own books in where she can reach!), and I'm now quite protective of the shelves, my hubby was a bit upset that I cleared all his electrical bits and screwdrivers off and said they couldn't go on there anymore!
Some of the books I got from mum's attic were the 'Making Out' series by Katherine Applegate, which I devoured as a teenager. Me and Rosie have been re-reading them and reminiscing. We were impressed how well written they are for teen books, and though some of the story line seem a bit silly now (two girls going out with each other's ex-boyfriends, another girl going out with her best mate's brother etc), we are just as addicted to reading them as we were when we were 15. I think it's great that I still enjoy them so much, they can obviously stand the test of time.
On another note, I was trying to get my daughter to help me make xmas gift tags. I was aiming for finger print snowmen like this pic out of a xmas craft book:
But she refused to put her fingers in the paint saying 'no, no mummy, yucky'. She has a bit of a thing about getting messy! So I gave her some cotton ear buds to dab the paint on with and we ended up with some abstract snowy gift tags instead...
Not quite what I was going for but kind of cool! I have just bought some cotton wool to try and make some snowmen so I'll give that a go in a couple of days and then upload the results!