"Some people say life is the thing, but I prefer reading"
- Logan Pearsall Smith
Monday, November 5, 2012
The first days of summer
It's been a mild spring so far this year but yesterday was a very warm day & by mid-afternoon, finding a cool spot was a priority. Phoebe lay on the floorboards near the study.
Lucky prefers the cool laundry tiles. It's always difficult to get a good photo of Lucky. She usually winds herself around my legs or walks away as soon as I bring out the camera.
Phoebe isn't shy at all. Usually she's somewhere spectacular, like halfway up the tree in the front garden,
or somewhere she shouldn't be, like the laundry basket full of clean towels that I hadn't had time to fold & put away.
The warm weather isn't going to last. Rain is predicted for tomorrow afternoon & cooler temperatures for the rest of the week which will suit us all.
I've taken the opportunity of a public holiday tomorrow (Melbourne Cup Day) & my usual rostered day off on Friday to take the rest of the week off as well. I plan to get the tomatoes, basil & lettuce planted, look around for a new desk for the study & do lots of reading. A lovely break before the downhill run to Christmas.
I'm an avid reader who loves middlebrow fiction, 19th century novels, WWI & WWII literature, Golden Age mysteries & history. Other interests include listening to classical music, drinking tea, baking cakes, planning my rose garden & enjoying the antics of my cats, Lucky & Phoebe. Contact me at lynabby16AThotmailDOTcom
Margaret Finds a Future - Mabel Esther Allan The American Senator - Anthony Trollope Miss Pym Disposes - Josephine Tey
The Secret Rooms - Catherine Bailey Pigs in Clover - Simon Dawson
The Time by the Sea - Ronald Blythe Mr Standfast - John Buchan Life After Life - Kate Atkinson A Country Life - Roy Strong The Morville Hours - Katherine Swift Sylvester - Georgette Heyer City of the Mind - Penelope Lively
Georgette Heyer - Jennifer Kloester Millions Like Us - Jenny Hartley The Scots Kitchen - F M McNeill The Land of Green Ginger - Winifred Holtby
The Rector & The Doctor's Family - Margaret Oliphant Book of English Food - Arabella Boxer Oxford Ransom - Veronica Stallwood Wicked Women of Tudor England - Retha M Warnicke Westwood - Stella Gibbons Bertie - Jane Ridley (audio)