Monday, July 25, 2011


Yes, we love snow.  It is a rare event so we are all facebooking like mad and loving the look of the place.  The fire is on and we have electricity so just cosying up and enjoying the ride. 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Just finished reading #46

When God was a rabbit - Sarah Winman

Loved it.  Dark and funny but not dark in a way that you feel like you are in a dark room and too scared to go out.  Darkly optimistic if there is such a thing.  Great characters that you just can't help but wanting to know.  Told through the eyes of Eleanor Maud through a reasonaly trautatic 30 year period.  Elly is a loyal non judgemental girl who was born exactly the year I was so her songs and significant world events match mine which is just a wee bonus for me.    Set in London (I think), Cornwall and New York it such a delight to read on a cold weekend that you just don't want to put it down.  It is really about Elly and her brother, the bonds of family love (in many forms) and the acceptance of all kinds of delightful and interesting people.  Jenny Penny, Nancy the film star auntie and eccentric Arthur are favourites.  When I was telling some friends about it the other day I was laughing with tears and I didn't realise until then how bloody funny it was.  Highly recommend.