here we see the verandah: the place where I now spend a lot of my time, looking breathing reading sewing thinking dozing; wondering.
the sunshine helps a lot of course, helps to relax and enjoy living; on our way to Turkey last month I bought Sue Townsend's 'the woman who went to bed for a year', thinking it was gonna be a laugh like the Adrian Mole series, as it turned out I hardly read at all but exercized a lot, the holiday was a very physical experience!
The book's about a 50 year old woman who gets into bed the day her twins have left for university, she has decided she wants 'out' and has a lot of thinking to do. I didn't feel like reading it whilst on holiday and only started reading it yesterday; it is almost like a blue print for my feelings these past few weeks...how extraordinary
I love reading; I love reading about peoples' everyday lives, being in their heads, learning how they cope
|We've just come back from our after-dogs'-dinner-walk; I wish you could see the terns flying here.....I saw at least three there, swerving up and down, they're such elegant birds. Tungsten went for a dip in the river|
|hair's okay; me looking in direction of terns|
|Tungsten sniffing right after his bath|
|the other day we saw a toad crawl out of this hole (in between tiles in the path up towards the house) he popped out his head, noticed us watching and scurried off into the bushes|