Finally finished ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ just in time for next Tuesday Book Club. It will be interesting to find out what the others thought of it, if indeed they managed to get anywhere near the end. I have just started ‘The Shifting Fog’ by Kate Morton, slightly sentimental but easy reading.
I would love the thank the person who sent me this card - unfortunately I can't read the signature! Anyone out there??? :~)
I was looking forward to my evening meal of roast chicken, potatoes, carrots & beetroot glazed with olive oil. I have just dropped it on the tiled floor & it's gone slithering all over the place with the dish in many pieces! :~( That's life when you try to do too many things at once.
Still wading through ‘Captain C’ do wish I could hurry up & finish it! Methinks he uses an excessive quantity of elongated vocabulary ie: too many long words. And then I arrived at page 356 where the good doctor explains that “ we all use every long word that we know as often as we possibly can, …”. I started to look some of them up in the dictionary but gave up very quickly as it was taking up too much time (I guess I’m not as intelligent as I thought!) I will see it through to the end & then maybe get the DVD out. Other books I am wanting to read are – ‘Gardening in your Nightie’ by Helen Yemm,
Book of the month: ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ is taking me quite a while to get into. I finished ‘The Reader’ by Bernhard Schlink last week, found part 2 more interesting than part 1. Very brief today. My biorhythms say "mediocre - declining & getting worse"!!! Check yours out here.
OK, OK, Ebony is black but the chair is NAVY & the jumper has some NAVY in it. Very difficult to write this as I am now sitting on the chair & Ebony is on my lap. I have the jumper on as it is cold here! To check out more Navy Blue go here.
Today a friend reminded me of Roger Bannister & I dug out this photo. It shows him with Chris Chataway & Chris Brasher coming from Buckingham Palace & I am in the crowd (black coat, long rolled umbrella). I wrote to them all in 1999 asking if they could tell me when it was – they all wrote handwritten replies, snail mail. Sir Roger saying it was a petition to Winston Churchill to launch a campaign to raise money for a charity called the Historic Churches Preservation Trust.
I picked up ‘GRASSHOPPER’ by Barbara Vine for two reasons, one because I enjoyed ‘ASTA’S BOOK’ published in 1993, the other, I once lived in Maida Vale, London. Did I enjoy it? Not as much as I thought. Intriguing, interesting & different, it jumped about a bit too much. Now it’s on to ‘The READER’ by Bernhard Schlink (on loan from a friend). More on the book next Sunday. Waiting by the bedside is a little night reading, two cooking books, ‘The Shifting Fog’ by Kate Morton, ‘my Life as Me’ by Barry Humphries (from the library).A Barbara Kingsolver omnibus ($4 op shop buy) & ‘Thanks for the Memories’ by Cecelia Ahern ($2 op shop buy).
Yanchep (north of Perth), Western Australia, Australia
Welcome to my blog about day to day living on the coast of Western Australia. An eclectic mix of things that make life interesting.
Born Brighton, Sussex UK arrived Western Australia 1969 never turned back.