Sunday, 12 December 2010

The baubles have gone on.

Original vintage, a family heirloom!

Handmade B a present from San Franciso

The birds

Nutcracker soldier

My black angels from Africa

We have reopened communications with The Belle Mere and Erbie has named her ‘Grandpa’.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Look out we’ve got a reader here.

Having recently had the opportunity to read again by having a few days work, which involved travelling on public transport - alone, ye gads, I was intrigued to hear about World Book Night on March 5th, 2011. A million books are to be be given away. To sign up, go to the link and chose from one of 25 titles. If you are chosen, after selecting a title you would like to give away with your reasons, you will be given 40 copies to pass on.

The list is here:

Half of a Yellow SunChimamanda Ngozi AdichieHarper Perennial
Case HistoriesKate AtkinsonBlack Swan
The Blind AssassinMargaret AtwoodVirago
A Life Like Other People’sAlan BennettProfile
The Spy Who Came in from the ColdJohn le CarréPenguin
Killing FloorLee ChildBantam
The World’s WifeCarol Ann DuffyPicador
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeMark HaddonVintage
New Selected PoemsSeamus HeaneyFaber
Rachel’s HolidayMarian KeyesPenguin
The Reluctant FundamentalistMohsin HahmedPenguin
Agent ZigzagBen MacintyreBloomsbury
Love in the Time of CholeraGabriel García MárquezPenguin
Life of PiYann MartelCanongate
StuartAlexander MastersFourth Estate
A Fine BalanceRohinton MistryFaber
Cloud AtlasDavid MitchellSceptre
BelovedToni MorrisonVintage
One DayDavid NichollsHodder
Northern LightsPhilip PullmanScholastic
All Quiet on the Western FrontErich Maria RemarqueVintage
DissolutionC.J. SansomPan
ToastNigel SlaterFourth Estate
The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieMuriel SparkPenguin
FingersmithSarah WatersVirago

Other nonsense

Quote of the day

‘They tuck you up your mum and dad...’
Anon - after Larkin

“Philately will get you everywhere”

“It’s not the despair, I can handle the despair. 
It’s the hope I can’t deal with”

“Each new friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
Anais Nin

‘Come on Dover move your bloomin’ arse’.
Eliza Doolittle