Tag Archives: books

Nov 5th, 2009

A room with a view

I was sitting in the office this afternoon, by myself, listening to the sound of the creek at the bottom of the gully coming in through the open balcony door and thinking how lucky I am to be working in such a lovely environment. I’ve been meaning to take photos for a while now but […]

Sep 9th, 2009

Link-fest No. 12 + DUFC

One of the reasons there’s been so little blogging going on around here lately is that I’m re-reading The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett at the moment. In fact I’m fighting the urge to go back to my book right now! Here’s why: Guest post by Linda Gillard at Rhapsody in Books reviewing the seriesETA: […]

May 24th, 2009

Pride and Twitterverse

I’ve twittered a link to this already (as is only right) but just in case any of you manage to miss that either on Twitter or Facebook I feel it is imperative that I share this thing of beauty here on my blog as well. Thanks to a link in Tigtog’s regular feature Femmostroppo Reader […]

May 22nd, 2009

Why it’s more than a week!

As I brought up my poor neglected blog to contemplate perhaps, possibly, perchance actually posting something, into my head popped “it’s more than a week!” instantly followed by an inner recitation of the following*: EmmelineHas not been seenFor more than a week. She slipped betweenThe two tall trees at the end of the green…We all […]

Apr 24th, 2009

Anne of Green Gables

Justine Larbalestier tweeted a link to “Best recap EVA of the Anne of Green Gable books” so followed and found myself reading The Ballad of Anne and Gilbert by Diana Peterfreund. I only ever read the first couple of books in the series and it was so long ago I can barely remember anything about […]

Feb 22nd, 2009

Laundry and laughter

We often get the kids to help us deal with the mountain of clean laundry that accumulates over a week (it gets washed and dried pretty much daily but the folding and ironing is rather more erratic). Everybody comes downstairs and we chuck all the clothes on Adam’s and my bed and then spend 20 […]