Friday, November 17, 2023

The Joy of 936 pages

 I have just finished reading "Coming Home" by Rosamunde Pilcher. It was 936 pages of a wonderful love story set in Cornwall from 1938 to 1946. I will write to my "old" flatmate who was born in Cornwall and returned there shortly after she was married. The novel is set in and around Penzance, where my friend lives - a little slice of paradise on earth.

I will now start "The Fair Botanists," sent to me by my sister-in-law. After that I have two Camino books to read before I get back to Demon Copperhead, if I ever do. Pulitzer Prize or no Pilitzer Prize, it's a tough read.

My other joys of the week were my three 10kms walks, in mostly lovely weather, to Mud Creek and back. My orders at work and my energy to finally start the Christmas cleaning of the house.

I still haven't put the roses to sleep, but tomorrow, it will be 8ºC and sunny, so I'll set aside some time for that then.

Next week is my daughter's birthday, so I have spent much of this week getting ready for it. I always give money, but I couldn't resist an Advent calendar. All three of my children were sent Advent calendar's by their aunt in Scotland, when they were young. It's a lovely reminder.

I did borrow some 2.0mm needles from work and I will cast-on stitches for a hat in lace weight yarn. First I will have to do a swatch because I have no idea how many stitches to cast on for that fine a gauge. I guess I have been reading too many articles about the therapeutic value of knitting and my fingers have been itching.

It's been a quiet week and not very eventful, but my Joy for the week has been my reading.

The picture? Mud Creek fading into Winter.

Have a joyful week!!

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