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Now these are from my probably all time faves series - still go back and read them sometimes..................
Are we still on books?
How about this?
Belated 'Happy Birthday' wishes to Westie.
Chuggy, I love those photo's of the old woman and the cat. I am practising to be her .
Noggy, I am sooo glad to hear that the knee has settled down.
Daffs, I am glad that the service did its job and helped you to say 'farewell' to the ex.
Tubs, I loved the vole story! You really do write so well.
Bricki, it is nice to see you around again.
Hhhhmmm, books... I am ashamed to say that I don't read much these days, I spend faaar too much time on the pooter. The one book that had te biggest impact on me was 'On the Beach' by Nevil Shute. I think it should be compulsary reading for anyone who has their finger on the nuclear button.
As far God (god, whatever). I was brought up active C of E and spent my teen years in an evangelical pentecostal church. I then spent 3 decades gradually rejecting most of my former beliefs - until I encountered OA and am now gradually reforming my concept of a Higher Power. I do agree that the C of E really isn't doing anything to make itself relevant to the 21st century but I still love the old cathedrals and churches, they seem to act a bit like storage heaters for the soul - they have absorbed centuries worth of peace and serenity and gradually release that back into the atmosphere for us to experience.
MS and I are off to hear the band of the Royal Marines in concert this evening. I am very much looking forward to it, am expecting to hear some Christmas music, marches, big band numbers and drumming .
WAIST well xxx
Blimey what a lot going on today!!!I loved the two voles trying desperately to think up ways to get indoors in the warm only to be thwarted by DL Happy Birthday Westie, sneaky indeed!!Its well blowy up here at the moment, should keep Noggs busy in the morning!
Books .. needs some thought1. Def would be Jane Eyre, its one I have revisited many times and love the story and have my old school copy even now (should be read at least once a year IMO)2 . Touching the Void - First book I think that I really could not put down, the sign of a good story teller regardless of opinion on the subject3. I think will be Great Expectations for similar reasons to no 1. But as a disclaimer I really loved the Harry Potter books too, such a vivid imagination !!!I dont read much nowadays that aren't reference or non fiction but if I had to choose books for a Desert Island it would be those and 'How to make a Raft from Sea Shells'
Slugs, I'd completely forgotten Nevile Shute. I can't think of the title, but I'm sure that it was one of his books that gave me the itch to explore the South Pacific. I've done bits but there's a lot of scratching to be done.
Melds, I'd excluded the classics as many are a given.
I think it was 'Trustee from the toolroom' . I would have read it when I was 10 or 11, it helped realise there was a big world out there.
I spose I only really read the classics Noggs so they still figure? Just chatted to my Pa who lives not far from Exeter, they live on 'Watery Lane' and it is named for a reason!! Wife of Pa has had to cancel a trip to London due to train disruption and he hasnt played golf in a week
I've got the chainsaw fettled, just waiting for the call to clear Oxfordshires highways if the trees come down.
Never mind Oxfordshire ... just clear the 418 for me Nighties from me
I'm on it Melds, I'll cleave a path through it for you.
Morning allGlad they have survived the procedures Tubbs! At least Mr Tubbs will know now he has nothing to worry about in terms of recoveryLast nights rain has brought a few more leaky holes in the ceiling and I am running out of pots to catch the drops and the constant drip drip drip kept me awake !!
Coffee has been drunk. I'm off to fave customers to work on her flood defences, so today I'll be faffing about with pumps (not the footwear type) inventing filters and getting very wet and dirty.
Melds, the leaky roof sounds a bit grim.
No panic calls yet so I'm guessing there are no trees down in my tiny fiefdom.
Happy Friday each.
We are not flooded (luckily we bought a house on top of a hill!) but our off roads are a flippin nightmare. Last night it rained so much, from walking to my car to the house I could ring out my dress. Never mind no damage here, but I feel sorry for those who's homes and businesses have been damanged.
I've not been in because: 1 - I have been a complete slob and 2 - I've had a stupid head cold which I think I've now finally passed on to someone else!
Are we talking books? I'm a "cheap read" and havent really read many classics. My fave book is "thousand splendid suns" it made me angry, scared, and cry and another recent one from R&J book club "Me Before You". Sounds soppy but it isnt, that also made me laugh and cry. Also loved Harry Potters and the Twilight books. TBH I'm struggling to find a good book at the mo, will have a read back at suggestions
In a bit of a panic about christmas, every weekend is booked up with DIY, and I have to get the shopping done by 14th Dec. Internet shopping may be my saviour!
Right better get cracking
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